Aggies Shake Spartans in Dual Meet Opener, 178-116

Junior Hilary Hunt was one of four Aggies to win a pair of events on Saturday to lead UC Davis to a win over San Jose State.
 
Junior Hilary Hunt was one of four Aggies to win a pair of events on Saturday to lead UC Davis to a win over San Jose State.
 

Oct. 26, 2013

Complete Results

SAN JOSE, Calif. -

The UC Davis women's swimming and diving team won 11 of the 16 events and four athletes took home a pair of wins on Saturday morning, leading the Aggies to a, 178-116, dual meet victory over host San Jose State at The Aquatics Center on campus.

The Aggies (1-0), who snapped a five-meet losing skid against the Spartans dating back to 2006, posted eight times or totals among the school's top 10 in various events in the meet, including the second-fastest time in school history in the 200 fly by freshman Hilvy Cheung, who touched in a time of 2:01.72 to trail only Yuka Kobayashi's mark of 1:58.62, and Hanna Tears' total of 292.65 -- the second-highest in school history -- to win the 3-meter.

Juniors Samantha Shellem and Hilary Hunt, along with senior Liliana Alvarez and sophomore diver Hanna Tears, each brought home a pair of wins, while sophomore Marissa Brown, senior Katie Edwards, and the 400 free relay squad of Shellem, Hunt, Haley Porter, and Edwards, also posted victories on the day.

Brown got things started with her win in the 1000 free, touching in a time of 10:16.30 (the seventh-fastest in school history), and was followed closely by teammate Kirsten Brand in a time of 10:16.36 (8th fastest in school history) to finish 1-2 in the event. Shellem then followed with her win in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.25 as Edwards completed another 1-2 finish for the Aggies with her runner-up time of 1:52.76.


 

 

Hunt in the 200 back and Alvarez in the 100 breast made it four consecutive victories by UC Davis as Hunt touched in a time of 1:01.00 to edge San Jose State's Michaela McLean by a full second while Alvarez was a seven-tenths better than the Spartans' Darcie Anderson, winning in a time of 1:03.71 -- the eighth-quickest time in school history.

Hunt finished off her double in the backstroke with her win in the 200, posting the second-fastest time by an Aggie in the event this season with a 2:04.55 (10th-fastest in school history). Shellem followed close behind with a season-best 2:05.73. Alvarez then completed her double in the breaststroke, winning the 200 in a season-best time of 2:19.71 -- the eighth-quickest in that event in school history.

Shellem claimed her second win of the day in the 500 free, touching in a time of 5:02.76 -- almost two seconds better than the second-place finisher -- and was followed two events later by Edwards' title in the 200 IM, swimming the second-fastest time by an Aggie this season and leading a 1-2-3 sweep of the event along with teammates Cheung (2:08.88) and Sabrina Cochrane (2:09.59).

The three times in the 200 IM were the top three times in the event thus far this season.

Tears led the Aggies' diving contingent, who competed unopposed, winning the 1-meter with a score of 262.43 (fourth-highest in school history) and posting her career-high on the 3-meter.

UC Davis then closed out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:29.39 -- a half a second better than the Spartans to clinch the win.

Other season-high performances included Porter's second-place times of 24:19 in the 50 free and 51:88 in the 100 free -- the fastest times in those events by an Aggie this season.

UC Davis returns to the pool next Saturday (Nov. 2) at 12 p.m., traveling south to San Diego to meet the host Toreros and Oregon State in a double dual at the USD Sports Center Pool.

WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE SWIMMING: UC Davis at San Jose State
Winners plus UC Davis athletes

TEAM SCORES
1. UC Davis, 178
2. San Jose State, 116

200 MEDLEY RELAY - San Jose State 'A' (Bruni, Anderson, Acosta, Harvey), 1:44.49... 2. UC Davis 'A' (Hunt, Alvarez, Cheung, Porter), 1:44.83... 4. UC Davis 'B' (Damian, Sprinsock, LaFreniere, Cochrane), 1:48.47... 5. UC Davis 'C' (Liang, Ferko, Stebbins, Leung), 1:52.33.

1,000 FREESTYLE - 1. Marissa Brown, UC Davis, 10:16.30... 2. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 10:16.36... 4. Lexy Troup, UC Davis, 10:24.57... 5. Cara Silvas, UC Davis, 10:37.48.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 1:52.25... 2. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 1:52.76... 7. Sarah Winters, UC Davis, 1:59.26... 8. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis, 2:02.46.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, 1:01.00... 5. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, 1:05.00... 6. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, 1:07.00... Exh. Joann Liang, UC Davis, 1:01.20... Exh. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis, 1:02.41.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 1:03.71... 4. Maya Sprinsock, UC Davis, 1:07.03... 5. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 1:07.54...8. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, 1:08.92... Exh. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, 1:07.40... Exh. Caroline Weston, UC Davis, 1:08.78.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Ashlyn Acosta, San Jose State, 2:01.58... 2. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 2:01.72... Lexy Troup, UC Davis, 2:10.32... 5. Sam Rados, UC Davis, 2:11.20... 7. Ali Paris, UC Davis, 2:11.99... 9. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis, 2:17.58.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Erika Harvey, San Jose State, 23:40... 2. Haley Porter, UC Davis, 24:19... 6. Marrisa LaFreniere, UC Davis, 24:84... Kaitlin Leung, UC Davis, 25:59... 8. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis, 25:65.

1-METER DIVING - 1. Hanna Tears, UC Davis, 262.43... 2. Audrey DeNeffe, UC Davis, 236.77... 3. Jennifer Meyer, UC Davis, 235.43... 4. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis, 235.35... 5. Shannon Stewart, UC Davis, 232.95... 6. Serena Yee, UC Davis, 228.53... 7. Lauren Jesse, UC Davis, 197.70.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Erika Harvey, San Jose State, 51:76... 2. Haley Porter, UC Davis, 51:88... 4. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 53:30... 7. Sarah Winters, UC Davis, 56:32... 8. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis, 57:58.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, 2:04.55... 2. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 2:05.73... 5. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, 2:08.32... 6. Sam Rados, UC Davis, 2:12.57... Exh. Joann Liang, UC Davis, 2:17.48... Exh. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis, 2:17.96.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 2:19.71... 3. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 2:20.80... 5. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 2:25.04... 6. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, 2:28.09... Exh. Maya Sprinsock, UC Davis, 2:27.32... Exh. Caroline Weston, UC Davis, 2:28.71... Exh. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, 2:33.94.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 5:02.76... 3. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 5:04.72... 4. Lexy Troup, UC Davis, 5:08.65... 5. Cara Silvas, UC Davis, 5:09.57... Exh. Sarah Winters, UC Davis, 5:18.01... Exh. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis, 5:24.73.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Ashley Acosta, San Jose State, 56:03... 2. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 56:67... 6. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, 59:07... 7. Marrisa LaFreniere, UC Davis, 59:21... Exh. Kaitlin Leung, UC Davis, 1:00.23... Exh. Ali Paris, UC Davis, 1:00.57.

3-METER DIVING - 1. Hanna Tears, UC Davis, 292.65... 2. Shannon Stewart, UC Davis, 246.23... 3. Jennifer Meyer, UC Davis, 239.10... 4. Serena Yee, UC Davis, 238.50... 5. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis, 208.80... 6. Lauren Jesse, UC Davis, 201.60.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 2:08.71... 2. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 2:08.88... 3. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, 2:09.59... 6. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 2:11.49... Exh. Sam Rados, UC Davis, 2:14.21... Exh. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 2:15.50... Exh. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis, 2:18.68.

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Davis 'A' (Shellem, Hunt, Porter, Edwards), 3:29.39... 5. UC Davis 'B' (LaFreniere, Sprinsock, Silvas, Carey), 3:41.95.