Aggie Women Win Pool 'B' At Big West Shootout

Yuka Kobayashi was one of five individual Aggie winners (three women, two men) during the second day of the Big West Shootout in Irvine.<br>(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 
Yuka Kobayashi was one of five individual Aggie winners (three women, two men) during the second day of the Big West Shootout in Irvine.
(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 

Nov. 6, 2004

IRVINE, Calif. - Armed with three individual event winners plus victories in both relays, the UC Davis women finished 5-0 in Pool B of the Big West Shootout, beating future conference foes Cal St. Northridge, Cal Poly and Idaho; as well as regional opponents Air Force and Pepperdine. The Aggie men also enjoyed a strong second day, finishing 2-1 in their pairings against the Matadors, Mustangs and Falcons.

The women improve to 9-4 in dual competition. The men jump to 3-5 on the year.

UC Davis posted first-place finishes from sophomore Hannah Watanabe and juniors Michelle Jennings and Yuka Kobayashi. Watanabe won the 200 fly in 2:06.82, clipping 13-hundredths of a second from her previous season best. Jennings won the 1,000 freestyle with a season-best of 10:27.01, then finished second to Kobayashi in the 200 individual medley. Kobayashi's winning IM time was 2:11.08.

Additionally, the Aggie women closed the meet with a 400 freestyle relay win, posting a season-best 3:36.01. UC Davis also debuted its 400 medley relay squad, winning that event in 3:57.01.

On the men's side, freshman Russell Taylor tied his season-best mark of 1:56.57 to capture the 200 IM. Sophomore diver Brad Kern won the 1-meter board at 247.55, and was edged by a mere two points by Air Force's David Greer on the 3-meter. Kern finished with a 232.45 on the high board.

The Aggie men finished the Shootout with a victory in the 400 free relay, compiling a season-best 3:11.70.

Freshman Jared Leto posted a pair of runner-up finishes in each of the 500 and 1,000 freestyle races. He recorded a 4:43.36 in the 500, then a 9:48.67 in the 1,000 - the latter of which marked a 14-second improvement on his Aggie best.

 

 

Other UC Davis highlights included freshman Adam Pluemer, who swam the 200 backstroke better than three seconds faster than in Friday's competition, placing second at 1:56.85. Another freshman, Krysta Chaldekas, scored her collegiate best of 216.15 on the 3-meter board, good for second place.

University of Hawaii finished atop both the men's and women's scoreboards in Pool A. The Rainbow Warriors went 3-0, scoring wins over Washington, UC Santa Barbara and host UC Irvine. The Wahine finished 4-0, with victories over the same opponents plus San Diego.

Both Aggie teams take two weeks off before returning to Southern California for the annual Speedo Cup in Long Beach.

BIG WEST SHOOTOUT, Day 2

WOMEN'S RESULTS (Winners plus Aggies)

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Davis `A', 3:57.01... 2. UC Davis `B', 4:02.16; 7. UC Davis `C', 4:11.60; 10. UC Davis `D', 4:20.75.

1,000 FREESTYLE - 1. Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 10:27.01... 3. Julie Tracy, 10:33.02; 6. Bergen Beck, 10:52.94.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Adriana Quirke, Idaho, 1:54.23... Jennifer Ginsburg, 1:58.12; 7. Melanie Covert, 2:00.95; 9. Laura Leppke, 2;02.18; 12. Deborah Seiler, 2:03.58.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Bryn Spores, Idaho, 24.80... 4. Ashley Cayford, 25.28; 9. Emily Hughes, 26.36; 12. Katie Griffin, 26.53; 17. Jessica Lee, 27.39; 20. Emily Barker, 27.95; 21. Jaki Braggin, 28.39; 24. Michelle Janitski, 40.41.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, UC Davis, 2:11.08... 2. Michelle Jennings, 2:12.13; 10. Ashley Elgas, 2:18.36; 13. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:18.71; 17. Renee Dyer, 2:20.55; 26. Jaki Braggin, 2:28.24.

1-METER DIVING - 1. Lindsay Stephens, Pepperdine, 228.55... 4. Hannah Ures, 198.00; 5. Krysta Chaldekas, 197.40; 7. Ashley Haney, 191.20.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 2:06.82... 3. Abbey Cornell, 2:12.58; 4. Deborah Seiler, 2:13.23; 9. Carlene Laurence, 2:19.70;

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Jill Olson, UC Davis, 53.09... 7. Melanie Covert, 55.24; 8. Julie Tracy, 55.53; 11. Rachelle Compton, 56.10; 17. Laura Leppke, 57.31; 19. Lisa Petersen, 57.51; 23. Emily Hughes, 58.13.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Jennifer Saylor, Idaho, 2:10.76... 3. Abbey Cornell, 2:13.18; 5. Katie Griffin, 2:17.20; 10. Michelle Janitski, 2:19.81.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Lauren White, Air Force, 5:10.72... 4. Jill Olson, 5:14.08; 8. Bergen Beck, 5:21.20; Lisa Petersen, 5:22.45; Rachelle Compton, 5:22.98; 12. Carlene Laurence, 5:26.80.

3-METER DIVING - 1. Lindsey Stephens, Pepperdine, 219.00... 2. Krysta Chaldekas, 216.15; 8. Ashley Haney, 171.15; 9. Hannah Ures, 169.80.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Blair Leake, Air Force, 2:25.11... 4. Jessica Lee, 2:28.23; 6. Renee Dyer, 2:29.70; 10. Ashley Elgas, 2:31.83; 13. Bergen Beck, 2:33.29; 14. Emily Barker, 2:33.38; 15. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:33.87; 17. Jaki Braggin, 2:34.88;

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Davis `A', 3:36.01... 3. UC Davis `B', 3:42.16; 9. UC Davis `C', 3:55.46.

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES (UC Davis scores only)
UC Davis 78, Cal St. Northridge 25
UC Davis 90, Cal Poly 14
UC Davis 68, Air Force 36
UC Davis 70, Idaho 32
UC Davis 77, Pepperdine 27

MEN'S RESULTS

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Air Force, 3:31.67... 4. UC Davis `A', 3:37.06; 5. UC Davis `B', 3:44.51.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Chris Knaute, Air Force, 1:42.88... 2. Nik Kemp, 1:43.76; 4. Jason Kim, 1:46.16; 5. Andrius Urbaitis, 1:46.53; 9. Lars Rockholm, 1:51.01; 10. Kaleb Wallen, 1:51.26; 16. Jeff McGee, 1:53.54

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Ryan Moss, Air Force, 21.53... 6. Ryan Tucker, 22.63; 8. Philippe Chordas, 22.82; 9. Matt Crawford, 23.09; 10. Brandon Bireley, 23.19.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Russell Taylor, UC Davis, 1:56.57; 8. Kyle Payne, 2:03.26; 9. Adam Pluemer, 2:03.33; 11. Toki Burke, 2:05.88.

1,000 FREESTYLE - 1. Chris Knaute, Air Force, 9:45.48... 2. Kyle Leto, 9:48.97; 4. Lars Rockholm, 9:58.57; 5. Daniel Jablonski, 10:07.80; 8. Vincent Mecozzi, 10:24.63; 10. Ryan Driscoll, 10:35.64.

3-METER DIVING - 1. David Greer, Air Force, 234.85... 2. Brad Kern, 232.45; 4. Stephen Lee, 160.80; 5. Yoshio Akaha, 154.35.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Brian Sawyer, Cal St. Northridge, 1:54.90... 4. Toki Burke, 2:02.48; 8. Kaleb Wallen, 2:12.13.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Tim Farrell, Cal Poly, 47.75... 3. Jason Kim, 48.20; 5. Nik Kemp, 48.56; 8. Philippe Chordas, 49.68; 11. Ryan Tucker, 50.07; 13. Brandon Bireley, 51.62; 14. Matt Crawford, 51.69.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Evan Parr, Air Force, 1:55.93... 2. Adam Pluemer, 1:56.85; 3. Andrius Urbaitis, 1:59.43; 11. Jeff McGee, 2:13.99.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Chris Knaute, Air Force, 4:42.76... 2. Kyle Leto, 4:43.36; 5. Lars Rockholm, 4:58.00.

1-METER DIVING - 1. Brad Kern, UC Davis, 247.55... 4. Yoshio Akaha, 159.05; 5. Stephen Lee, 106.90.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Chris Michelmore, Cal Poly, 2:07.20... 3. Russell Taylor, 2:10.59; 5. Kyle Payne, 2:13.68; 11. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:21.97; 12. Ryan Driscoll, 2:22.40.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Davis `A', 3:11.70... 4. UC Davis `B', 3:26.93.

MEN'S TEAM SCORES (UC Davis scores only):
UC Davis 74, Cal St. Northridge 37
UC Davis 78, Cal Poly 33
Air Force 70, UC Davis 43