FRESNO, Calif. - Senior Samantha Shellem won two individual events, placed second in a third, then anchored the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay to lead UC Davis to a 172-128 victory over Fresno State in women's collegiate swimming dual action at the Aquatic Center Sunday afternoon.
The Aggies improve to 2-1 in dual meets this year.
Shellem captured the 200 freestyle with a winning time of one minute, 52.67 seconds, finished second to teammate Marissa Brown with a 5:06.25 in the 500 freestyle, then led a 1-2-3 UC Davis sweep in the 400 individual medley at 4:30.29. She finished the day with 52.54-second split to close out the freestyle relay, helping a team that also included Courtney Schultz, Robin Lampron and Hilary Hunt to a 3:30.06 time.
Shellem was one of four double-winners for the day, along with Brown, Hunt and sophomore Hilvy Cheung. Brown took down the 1,000 free by an eight-second margin, touching home in 10:24.90. She added a second distance free victory with her 5:04.22 in the 500 while her 4:35.47 in the 400 IM was good for third. Both freestyle marks represent season bests for Brown.
Cheung picked up wins in each of the 100- and 200-yard butterfly races with respective marks of 56.43 and 2:03.29. Hunt claimed both backstroke events with winning times of 57.48 and 2:04.43, respectively. Both are season-best marks for the fifth-year senior.
Other Aggie event winners included Hailey Ferko, who edged Fresno State's Brooke Rodriguez with a 1:06.19 in the 100 breast. Junior Lucy Lafranchise bested the field on the 1-meter diving board with a 255.00 total. Audrey DeNeffe placed second on each board, scoring 244.65 behind Lafranchse on the low board, 241.95 to runner-up behind Bulldog sophomore Shelbie Holden on the high board.
Fresno State scored a sizable chunk of its points in the two sprint freestyle events. Leah Hatayama led her team's 1-3-4 finish in the 50 free as the only swimmer to finish in less than 24 seconds (23.75). She then outraced her Bulldog teammate Lucy Titchin with a 52.36 in the 100 free.
UC Davis missed out on grabbing the 11 first-place points in the day's opening event. The 200 medley relay squad of Hunt, Ferko, Megan Leung and Schultz led the entire way but was disqualified later.
The Aggies return home for back-to-back duals against Nevada (Nov. 8) and BYU (Nov. 15).
WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE SWIMMING & DIVING DUAL
Winners plus UC Davis only.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 172; 2. Fresno State, 128.
200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Fresno State (Gullick, Rodriguez, Rennie, Hatayama), 1:47.40... 2. UC Davis `C' (Damian, Roberts, Cheung, Rojo), 1:48.89; 4. UC Davis `B' (Dresel, Weston, K. Troup, Sena), 1:49.61; 6. UC Davis `D' (Owyoung, Benavidez, Rados, Lampron), 1:55.93; DQ. UC Davis `A' (Hunt, Ferko, M. Leung, Schultz).
1-METER DIVING - 1. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis, 255.00... 2. Audrey DeNeffe, 244.65; 6. Shannon Stewart, 219.83; 7. Angelina Proshak, 218.33; 8. Serena Yee, 207.83; 9. Hanna Tears, 200.10; 10. Ani Vemury, 180.75.
200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, 2:04.43... 3. Aislinn Dresel, 2:09.57; 7. Sam Rados, 2:14.02; 8. Karley Troup, 2:15.32; Exh. Lauren Damian, 2:13.45; Jordan Owyoung, 2:14.23; Cora Stebbins, 2:18.70.
100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 56.43... 3. Megan Leung, 58.34; 4. Sara Ramos, 58.55; 5. Brittany Rojo, 59.45; Exh: Aislinn Dresel, 57.64; Lauren Damian, 1:00.61; Ali Paris, 1:01.30; Jordan Gueniot, 1:01.54; Angelica Nowack, 1:01.74; Cora Stebbins, 1:03.68.
3-METER DIVING - 1. Shelbie Holden, FSU, 265.73... 2. Audrey DeNeffe, 241.95; 4. Serena Yee, 229.05; 5. Lucy Lafranchise, 217.50; 6. Shannon Stewart, 216.53; 8. Angelina Proshak, 209.55; 9. Hanna Tears, 206.48; 10. Ani Vemury, 179.78.
400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 4:30.29... 2. Elise Roberts, 4:33.55; 3. Marissa Brown, 4:35.47; 8. Lexy Troup, 4:47.76; Exh: Elise Wright, 4:39.37; Karley Troup, 4:48.37; Angelica Nowack, 4:52.09; Ali Paris, 4:53.73.
400 FREE RELAY - 1 UC Davis `A' (Schultz, Lampron, Hunt, Shellem), 3:30.06... 3. UC Davis `B' (Rojo, LaFreniere, Ferko, Cheung), 3:36.94; 6. UC Davis `C' (Sena, Brand, Leung, Stebbins), 3:47.46.