Cheung, Alvarez Win Events At Pacific Invite

Three-time NCAA qualifier Liliana Alvarez kicked off her senior season with a win in the 200 breast.<br>(Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)
 
Three-time NCAA qualifier Liliana Alvarez kicked off her senior season with a win in the 200 breast.
(Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)
 

Oct. 19, 2013

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STOCKTON, Calif. - Freshman Hilvy Cheung posted the fifth-fastest time in school history to capture the 200-yard butterfly while senior Liliana Alvarezwon the 200-yard breaststroke, highlighting UC Davis action at the Pacific Invitational women's swimming meet at Chris Kjeldsen Pool Saturday.

Cheung touched in two minutes, 3.54 seconds in Saturday's first individual race, better than two full seconds faster than San Diego State's Caroline Mitchell, who went 2:06.23. That places her behind record-holder Yuka Kobayashi (1:58.62), Megan Leung (2:01.79), Mary Struempf (2:02.17) and Karley Troup(2:02.72), each of whom hit their marks in year-end championship meets.

The Aggie freshman also placed second in the 100-yard fly at 56.23, roughly a third of a second behind SDSU's Loreen Whitfield at 55.96. Cheung debuts at ninth in school history in that event.

Alvarez came in at 2:21.00, edging Aztec Mikaela Macklin by just six hundredths of a second.

The Aggies also had second-place performances in three individual events plus a relay. The 200 free relay foursome of Hilary Hunt, Samantha Shellem, Katie Edwards and Haley Porter compiled a 1:37.13 in the day's opening event. Cheung made her 200 individual medley debut at 2:08.39. Shellem led a 2-3-4 UC Davis finish in the 500 with a time of 5:00.99, just ahead of sophomore Marissa Brown's5:01.45.

Junior Hilary Huntcame home in 2:04.19 to lead the Aggies in the 200 backstroke -- faster than any time she posted in all of 2012-13 except for the Mizzou Invite and MPSF Championships, both culminating events. Additionally, Hunt's time is more than two seconds faster than her season opener at the Pacific Invite a year ago.

UC Davis returns to action for the first of three straight dual meets at San Jose State on Saturday. That meet will also offer the first official competition for the Aggie diving squad.

2013 PACIFIC INVITATIONAL, DAY TWO
Winners plus UC Davis entrants only.

WOMEN'S 200 FREESTYLE RELAY- 1. San Diego State, 1:36.51... 2. UC Davis 'A' (Hunt, Shellem, Edwards, Porter), 1:37.13; 4. UC Davis 'B' (Cheung, Stebbins, Ferko, LaFreniere), 1:40.53; 5. UC Davis 'C' (Cochrane, Brand, Leung, Damian), 1:40.83; 8. UC Davis 'D' (Winters, Weston, Alvarez, Roberts), 1:44.70.

WOMEN'S 200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 2:03.64... 4. Lexy Troup, 2:11.29; 8. Sam Rados, 2:14.69.

WOMEN'S 100 FREESTYLE - 1. Anika Apostalon, San Diego State, 51.19... 3. Haley Porter, 52.73; 6. Hilary Hunt, 53.16; 8. Samantha Shellem, 53.34; 9. Marrisa LaFreniere, 54.09; 10. Kirsten Brand, 54.10; 16. Cora Stebbins, 55.27; 17. Maya Sprinsock, 55.99; 18. Kaitlin Leung, 56.08; 19. Joann Liang, 56.15; 20. Lauren Damian, 56.38; 25. Sarah Winters, 57.04; 26. Liliana Alvarez, 57.14; 27. Marilyn Carey, 57.55; 31. Hailey Ferko, 58.58; 32. Madeline Benavidez, 59.20.

WOMEN'S 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Mikaela Macklin, San Diego State, 2:03.77... 2. Hilvy Cheung, 2:08.39; 8. Sabrina Cochrane, 2:11.16; 10. Elise Roberts, 2:12.41; t11. Katie Edwards, 2:12.59; t11; Liliana Alvarez, 2:12.59; 13. Cara Silvas, 2:15.25; 18. Sam Rados, 2:17.21; 20. Caroline Weston, 2:22.46; DQ. Jessica Nicholson.

WOMEN'S 500 FREESTYLE - 1. Margaux Verger Gourson, Pacific, 5:00.84... 2. Samantha Shellem, 5:00.99; 3. Marissa Brown, 5:01.45; 4. Kirsten Brand, 5:05.57; 7. Lexy Troup, 5:08.00; 10. Cara Silvas, 5:16.23; 11. Sarah Winters, 5:17.04; 12. Jessica Nicholson, 5:17.29; 15. Joann Liang, 5:23.28; 19. Maya Sprinsock, 6:00.59.

WOMEN'S 200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Anika Apostalon, San Diego State, 2:03.20... 2. Hilary Hunt, 2:04.19; 5. Samantha Shellem, 2:08.54; 7. Sabrina Cochrane, 2:10.51; 9. Cora Stebbins, 2:11.82; 11. Sam Rados, 2:12.69; 12. Lauren Damian, 2:12.90; 15. Marrisa LaFreniere, 2:13.32l 17. Joann Liang, 2:16.20; 18. Haley Porter, 2:16.83; 21. Marilyn Carey, 2:25.79.

WOMEN'S 200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 2:21.00... 4. Katie Edwards, 2:22.40; 5. Elise Roberts, 2:26.07; 7. Hailey Ferko, 2:28.60; 9. Caroline Weston, 2:29.56; 11. Maya Sprinsock, 2:30.73; 13. Madeline Benavidez, 2:34.12; DQ. Sarah Winters.

WOMEN'S 100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Loreen Whitfield, San Diego State, 55.95... 2. Hilvy Cheung, 56.23; 4. Marrisa LaFreniere, 58.99; 5. Katie Edwards, 59.40; 6. Hilary Hunt, 59.41; 8. Lauren Damian, 59.55; 10. Sabrina Cochrane, 59.80; 13. Elise Roberts, 1:00.15; 17. Haley Porter, 1:01.37; 18. Cora Stebbins, 1:01.44; 19. Kaitlin Leung, 1:01.70; 20. Lexy Troup, 1:02.28; 21. Kirsten Brand, 1:02.44; 22. Cara Silvas, 1:02.88; 24. Hailey Ferko, 1:04.32; 25. Madeline Benavidez, 1:04.47; 26. Jessica Nicholson, 1:04.54; 28. Caroline Weston, 1:05.42; 29. Marilyn Carey, 1:07.35.

WOMEN'S 800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. San Diego State, 7:39.06.