Aggie Women Split, Men Go Winless In First Day Of Big West Shootout

Michelle Jennings set season-best marks in the 500 free and 400 IM, placing fourth in each event.<br>(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 
Michelle Jennings set season-best marks in the 500 free and 400 IM, placing fourth in each event.
(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 

Nov. 5, 2004

IRVINE, Calif. - Yuka Kobayashi posted a 59.02 to place in the 100-yard backstroke and Hannah Watanabe placed second in the 200 fly at 2:07.23, highlighting UC Davis' first day of action at the Big West Shootout collegiate swimming and diving meet Friday. The Aggie women went 2-2 for the day, posting wins against Pepperdine and Air Force. The UC Davis men finished 0-3, competing in a field comprising UC Irvine, Hawaii and Air Force.

Watanabe's finish was the highest by any of the Aggie women in an individual event, although the 200 freestyle relay placed second with a 1:38.58 time. Junior Michelle Jennings posted fourth-place showings in each of the 400 individual medley and the 500 freestyle. She trimmed more than six seconds from her previous season best in the 500, touching in 5:07.10. Her IM mark is also the fastest by any Aggie this season.

Diver Brad Kern had the men's top finish, scoring 217.80 on the 1-meter board and 229.60 on 3-meters, each good for third-place. Russell Taylor placed fourth in both breaststrokes, posting a 59.63 time in the 100 and 2:10.08 in the 200. Both marks are season bests for the Aggie freshman.

Other highlights include junior Renee Dyer, who took fourth in the 100 free at 52.66. Freshman Jennifer Ginsberg finished fifth in the 100 back, eclipsing the one-minute mark for the second time this season. She finished with a time of 59.89. Toki Burke cut his 200 fly time by more than a second, recording a sixth-place 1:58.85.

The meet consisted of two pools: eight teams competed in the men's side, while 11 schools entered the women's competition. Each pairing within the two groups is scored as a separate dual meet. The Hawaii men won every event, capturing Pool A with 124-16 victories over the Aggies and Air Force. The Wahine swept UC Davis, Air Force and Pepperdine in the women's `A' pool.

 

 

Washington dominated Pool B in both the men's and women's scoring. The Husky men went 3-0 for the day, including 104-18 scores against Cal St. Northridge and Cal Poly. The UW women recorded at least 100 points in all five of its matchups, easily defeating UC Santa Barbara, Cal St. Northridge, Cal Poly, San Diego and Idaho.

All teams will regroup on Saturday based on their respected Friday finishes.

BIG WEST SHOOTOUT - Irvine, Calif.

WOMEN'S RESULTS (Winner plus Aggies)

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Hawaii, 1:45.52... 3. UC Davis `A', 1:49.16; 7. UC Davis `B', 1:53.38; 9. UC Davis `C', 1:57.08; 11. UC Davis `D', 2:01.65.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Cassie Hunt, Hawaii, 1:51.79... 7. Renee Dyer, 1:54.91; 8. Julie Tracy, 1:55.81; 10. Jill Olson, 1:57.22; Rachelle Compton, 1:58.53; 19. Laura Leppke, 2:02.12; 20. Carlene Laurence, 2:02.69; 21. Lisa Petersen, 2:03.19.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Nicole Mackey, Hawaii, 55.67... 3. Yuka Kobayashi, 59.02; 5. Jennifer Ginsberg, 59.89; 7. Abbey Cornell, 1:01.69; 11. Michelle Janitski, 1:03.06; 15. Melanie Covert, 1:04.44; 17. Katie Griffin, 1:06.20.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Katie Clewett, Hawaii, 1:05.73... 5. Ashley Cayford, 1:07.63; 7. Jessica Lee, 1:08.16; 16. Ashley Elgas, 1:11.25; 18. Emily Barker, 1:11.69; 19. Jaki Braggin, 1:12.67; 20. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 1:13.28.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Mia Broden, Hawaii, 2:05.32; 2. Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 2:07.23... 8. Deborah Seiler, 2:12.93;

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Melanie Schlanger, Hawaii, 23.53... 10. Jill Olson, 25.13; 14. Melanie Covert, 25.88; 15. Emily Hughes, 25.90; 20. Katie Griffin, 26.47; 22. Carlene Laurence, 26.72; 23. Laura Leppke, 26.73; 26. Emily Barker, 27.62.

1,650 FREESTYLE - 1. Jessica Affleck, Hawaii, 16:51.44... 8. Bergen Beck, 18:01.85; 9. Rachelle Compton, 18:06.26; 12. Lisa Petersen, 18:23.05.

3-METER DIVING - 1. Jackie Jones, UC Irvine, 292.20... 5. Krysta Chaldekas, 206.15; 14. Ashley Haney, 176.00; 15. Hannah Ures, 172.70.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Melanie Schlanger, Hawaii, 51.28... 4. Renee Dyer, 52.66; 7. Jennifer Ginsberg, 53.72; 10. Ashley Cayford, 54.61; 12. Melanie Covert, 55.85; 17 (tie). Emily Hughes, Michelle Janitski, 57.31; 21. Deborah Seiler, 57.69; 26. Jaki Braggin, 59.63.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Nicole Mackey, Hawaii, 2:01.18... 6. Jill Olson, 2:13.25; 9. Katie Griffin, 2:19.78

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Lara Bjargardottir, Hawaii, 2:19.90... 9. Jessica Lee, 2:28.46; 11. Ashley Elgas, 2:30.74; 14. Emily Barker, 2:33.92; 15. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:34.75; 16. Jaki Braggin, 2:35.99.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Jessica Affleck, Hawaii, 4:59.94... 4. Michelle Jennings, 5:07.10; 7. Julie Tracy, 5:10.29; 16. Laura Leppke, 5:22.55.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Nicole Mackey, Hawaii, 56.37... 5. Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 57.96; 6. Yuka Kobayashi, 57.98; 13. Abbey Cornell, 1:01.13; 14. Deborah Seiler, 1:02.40; 16. Carlene Laurence, 1:03.18.

1-METER DIVING - 1. Miranda Maas, Hawaii, 228.75... 6. Krysta Chaldekas, 197.20; 9. Ashley Haney, 188.90; 14. Hannah Ures, 171.40.

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Yan Chen, Hawaii, 4:23.95... 4. Michelle Jennings, 4:35.27; 8. Bergen Beck, 4:49.33; 9. Ashley Elgas, 4:51.35.

200 FREE RELAY - 1. Hawaii, 1:35.20... 2. UC Davis `A', 1:38.58; 4. UC Davis `B', 1:42.52; 7. UC Davis `C', 1:45.23; 8. UC Davis `D', 1:49.48.

MEN'S RESULTS (Winner plus Aggies)

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Hawaii, 1:30.53... 5. UC Davis, 1:39.94; 6. UC Davis `B', 1:43.93; 7. UC Davis `C', 1:45.48.

1,650 FREESTYLE - 1. Andrew Affleck, Hawaii, 15:18.02... 7. Kyle Leto, 16:42.50; 10. Daniel Jablonski, 16:51.34; 11. Lars Rockholm, 17:00.87.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Thomas Winkler, Hawaii, 1:40.23... 6. Jason Kim, 1:46.20; 8. Nik Kemp, 1:46.30; 10. Kaleb Wallen, 1:49.59; 11. Jeff McGee, 1:52.02; 12. Lars Rockholm, 1:54.73.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Peter Thew, Hawaii, 48.98... 5. Adam Pluemer, UC Davis, 54.66; 8. Philippe Chordas, 55.69; 10. Andrius Urbaitis, 56.93; 11. Matt Crawford, 58.29; 12. Brandon Bireley, 59.09.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Chad Thomson, Hawaii, 57.26... 4. Russell Taylor, 59.53; 9. Kyle Payne, 1:02.15; 10. Ryan Driscoll, 1:03.38; 11. Vincent Mecozzi, 1:04.90.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Andrew Affleck, Hawaii, 1:50.39... 6. Toki Burke, 1:58.85; 10. Kyle Leto, 2:05.82; 11. Kaleb Wallen, 2:10.10; 12. Adam Pluemer, 2:16.32.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Tom Randall, UC Irvine, 20.94... 10. Ryan Tucker, 22.32; 14. Philippe Chordas, 22.86; 15. Matt Crawford, 23.21.

3-METER DIVING - 1. Justin Wilcox, Hawaii, 286.55... 3. Brad Kern, 229.60; 5. Stephen Lee, 188.90; 8. Yoshio Akaha, 170.55.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Kurtis Miller, Hawaii, 46.13... 5. Jason Kim, 47.82; 9. Nik Kemp, 48.34; 16. Jeff McGee, 50.78; 17. Matt Crawford, 51.05; 18. Dan Jablonski, 51.31; 20. Lars Rockholm, 53.02.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Thomas Winkler, Hawaii, 1:48.58... 6. Andrius Urbaitis, 1:59.16; 7. Adam Pluemer, 1:59.38; 10. Toki Burke, 2:05.91.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Chad Thomson, Hawaii, 2:04.99... 4. Russell Taylor, 2:10.08; 7. Kyle Payne, 2:14.15; 10. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:19.88; 11. Ryan Driscoll, 2:25.70

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Grzegorz Mroz, Hawaii, 4:29.85... 9. Daniel Jablonski, 4:53.46; 11. Nik Kemp, 4:53.85; 13. Lars Rockholm, 4:55.75; 14. Jason Kim, 4:57.90; 15. Kaleb Wallen, 5:04.89; 16. Ryan Driscoll, 5:07.98; 17. Jeff McGee, 5:09.91.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Peter Thew, Hawaii, 49.47... 7. Russell Taylor, 53.46; 11. Andrius Urbaitis, 54.62; 12. Toki Burke, 55.11; 14. Ryan Tucker, 55.64; 16. Brandon Bireley, 58.13.

1-METER DIVING - 1. Justin Wilcox, Hawaii, 291.40... 3. Brad Kern, 217.80; 5. Yoshio Akaha, 196.30; 9. Stephen Lee, 146.60.

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Grzegorz Mroz, Hawaii, 4:03.72... 7. Andrius Urbaitis, 4:18.99; 9. Vincent Mecozzi, 4:23.36.

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Hawaii, 1:23.08... 4. UC Davis `A', 1:28.62; 6. UC Davis `B', 1:32.09.