LOS ANGELES - Senior Samantha Shellem and junior Marissa Brown each won two events to lead UC Davis to a 142-111 victory over Loyola Marymount in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's swimming dual meet at Burns Aquatics Center Saturday afternoon.
The Aggies, who won eight individual events and one relay in the meet, even their dual record to 1-1.
Shellem captured the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10 minutes, 36.00 seconds in the day's second race, then edged LMU senior Kjirsten Magnuson in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:07.55. Brown and Shellem joined freshman Robin Lampron for a 1-2-3 Aggie sweep in the 200 free, then Brown and Lampron joined sophomore Kirsten Brand for the top three places in the 500 free. Brown's winning times were 1:54.90 and 5:07.11 in those respective events.
UC Davis opened the meet with more than a two-second win in the 400 medley relay, with the foursome of Hilary Hunt, Hailey Ferko, Megan Leung and Lampron compiling a 3:54.89 time. Hunt picked up an individual win in the 100 back with a season-best 57.97 while Ferko immediately followed with the nine-point push in the 100 breast at 1:07.30. Ferko touched home just three tenths of a second in front of LMU's Mary Kate Reid.
Junior Sara Ramos took down the 200 fly at 2:09.64, then freshman Courtney Schultz claimed the 50 free at 24.49. UC Davis had mathematically clinched the team score after the 11th event and opted to swim the last few races in exhibition. Nonetheless, sophomore Hilvy Cheung had the fastest 100 fly with her 57.06 showing -- almost three seconds ahead of Lion sophomore Kailee Mora's 59.89 time.
Brown added a 4:34.96 in the 400 individual medley, which would have been second to LMU's Kristen Clarno (4:34.93). Finally, the 200 free relay 'C' team of Cheung, Aislinn Dresel, Kaitlin Leung and Megan Leung posted the Aggies' fastest time to close the day, touching home in 1:39.66 to best the UC Davis 'A' squad by a margin of 0.25 seconds.
The Aggies continue dual action at Fresno State on Sunday. Meet time is 1 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE SWIMMING & DIVING DUAL
Winners plus UC Davis only.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 142; 2. Fresno State, 111.
400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Davis `A' (Hunt, Ferko, M. Leung, Lampron), 3:54.89... 3. UC Davis `B' (Dresel, Roberts, Cheung, Schultz), 3:58.11; 5. UC Davis `C' (Damian, Weston, Ramos, LaFreniere), 4:07.33; 6. UC Davis `D' (Stebbins, Benavidez, Gueniot, Sena), 4:14.57.
100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, 57.97... 4. Aislinn Dresel, 1:01.27; 6. Elise Roberts, 1:01.36; 7. Lauren Damian, 1:02.72; Exh. Kirsten Brand, 1:02.01; Jordan Owyoung, 1:02.41; Marrisa LaFreniere, 1:02.89.
100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, 1:07.30... 4. Elise Wright, 1:09.92; 5. Madeline Benavidez, 1:10.80; 7. Caroline Weston, 1:11.00; Exh: Courtney Schultz, 1:07.69; Hilvy Cheung, 1:09.85; Ali Paris, 1:10.96; Kaitlin Leung, 1:11.69; Lexy Troup, 1:18.76.
50 FREESTYLE - 1. Courtney Schultz, UC Davis, 24.49... 3. Hilary Hunt, 25.08; 4. Megan Leung, 25.15; 6. Ali Sena, 25.52. Exh: Kirsten Brand, 24.82; Elise Roberts, 25.59; Lauren Damian, 26.34; Jordan Gueniot, 26.49; Madeline Benavidez, 26.52.
100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Kailee Mora, LMU, 59.89... Exh: Hilvy Cheung, 57.06; Aislinn Dresel, 59.01; Megan Leung, 59.04; Brittany Rojo, 59.05; Sara Ramos, 59.52; Karley Troup, 1:00.08; Ali Paris, 1:00.91; Angelica Nowack, 1:01.57; Lauren Damian, 1:02.08; Lexy Troup, 1:02.42; Marrisa LaFreniere, 1:02.54; Jordan Gueniot, 1:02.64; Caroline Weston, 1:09.04.
400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Kristen Clarno, LMU, 4:34.93... Exh: Marissa Brown, 4:34.96; Elise Roberts, 4:35.34; Elise Wright, 4:42.77; Lexy Troup, 4:44.88; Ali Paris, 4:46.33; Angelica Nowack, 4:51.70.
200 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. LMU `A' (Magnuson, Mora, Maier, Brennand), 1:38.69... Exh: UC Davis `C' (Cheung, Dresel, K. Leung, M. Leung), 1:39.66; UC Davis `A' (Ferko, Rojo, Shellem, Schultz), 1:39.91; UC Davis `B' (Brand, LaFreniere, Sena, Lampron), 1:41.93.