Casto, Jablonski Lead Aggies Over Tritons

Matt Casto on both butterfly races and the 400 IM to lead UC Davis to a 20-point win over UC San Diego Saturday.<br>(Mark Honbo, UC Davis Sports Information)
 
Matt Casto on both butterfly races and the 400 IM to lead UC Davis to a 20-point win over UC San Diego Saturday.
(Mark Honbo, UC Davis Sports Information)
 

Nov. 8, 2003

DAVIS, Calif. --- Daniel Jablonski captured both the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events and Matt Casto was a triple-event winner to lead UC Davis past UC San Diego, 158-138, in the men's competition of a collegiate swimming dual at Hickey Pool Saturday. Jablonski won the 1,000 in 10:05.87, almost 13 seconds faster than the next competitor.

On the women's side, Rosanna Delurgio led 1-2-3 Triton sweeps in both breaststroke races, giving UCSD enough to beat the Aggies in a 160-140 matchup. Delurgio won the 100 breast at 1:03.63 and the 200 in 2:20.28. The Tritons outscored UC Davis, 32-6, in those two events.

Both Aggie teams entered Saturday's action with considerable leads as the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competition was held Friday. Cyndie Thompson won on both boards for the UC Davis women, scoring 225.05 on the low board and 233.30 on the high board. Brad Kern captured both events for the Aggie men, with 235.70 on 1-meter and 237.55 on 3-meter.

The UC Davis men followed Jablonski's 500 victory with wins by Kevin Williams in the 200 free (1:44.05) and Kyle Wooldridge in the 100 back (53.17). Brett Going and Robert Small finished 1-2 in the 100 breast for UC San Diego to aid in a 11-point swing in that event, but Patrick Jacobson helped the Aggie margin with victories in the 50 free (21.36) and 100 free (46.79). Incidentally, Jacobson is serving double duty for UC Davis as he will also play for the Aggie men's water polo team Sunday.

"I thought we raced well. I'll sleep well tonight," said Aggie head men's coach Pete Motekaitis. "We raced hard and our team is improving. I look at the glass as being three quarters full. Our big test now is the Speedo Cup. We'll make some corrections, some adjustments and hopefully continue our progress."


 

 

Matt Casto enjoyed a pair of victories in the 100 and 200 butterfly races, posting respective times of 1:53.79 and 50.18. He later added a win in the 400 individual medley, touching the finish pad in 4:04.44.

Sophomore Yuka Kobayashi was the lone multiple-event winner for the Aggie women swimmers. Kobayashi went 59.11 in the 100 back and 2:06.26 in the 200 back for her victories. Hannah Watanabe easily won the 100 fly at 58.76, Rachelle Compton took the 200 free at 1:55.12 and Debbie Seiler captured the 200 fly in 2:10.18.

Sophomore Yuka Kobayashi won the 100 and 200 back in the Aggies women's action vs. the Tritons.


Sophie Levy won both distance freestyle races for UC San Diego. She touched in 10:28.57 in the 1,000 and 5:07.02 in the 500. Emily Harlan captured a pair of sprint free wins, posting a time of 24.08 in the 50 free and 51.98 in the 100.

"It worked out the way we thought. Our strengths are in backstroke and fly, and our diving helped us," said UC Davis women's coach Barbara Jahn. "We knew we had to win the distance frees. We knew they would have strong breaststrokes. There just weren't enough events for us.

"If you look at the times, we had good swims. Our medley relay was two seconds faster than last year. You never like to lose, but we wouldn't have done anything differently. We put out an honest Aggie effort."

The Aggie women entered the 200 free relay with a chance to overtake the Tritons. But the UCSD foursome of Carolyn Kwok, Liz Whiteley, Emily Harlan and Rosanna Delurgio clinched the victory with a 1:37.14 mark, more than three seconds ahead of UC Davis' top relay team.

The UC Davis men return to action on November 18-20 when they compete at the Speedo Cup meet in Long Beach. The diving squad's next competition is a dual at Cal St. Bakersfield on November 22. The Aggie women are off until the UNLV Winter Invitational in December.

 

WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING: UC SAN DIEGO 160, UC DAVIS 140

200 Medley Relay - 1. UCSD A (Bell, Delurgio, Grant, Harlan), 1:47.88; 2. UC Davis A (Kobayashi, Shahalayi, Hannah Watanabe, Vanessa Sallee), 1:48.62; 3. UCSD B (Tran, Bogard, O'Neill, Kwok), 1:51.08; 4. UC Davis B (Weeks, Macchiavelli, Ricks, Morrell), 1:53.19; 5. UCSD C (Lanzon, Muenter, Johnson, Whiteley), 1:53.51; 6. UC Davis C (Knight, Droubay, Cornell, Griffin), 1:54.04.

1,000 Free - 1. Sophie Levy, UCSD, 10:28.57; 2. Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 10:33.21; 3. Andrea Lippin, UCSD, 10:44.59; 4. Christy Droubay, UC Davis, 10:58.78; 5. Carlene Laurence, UC Davis, 11:27.08; 6. Caroline Severs, UCSD, 11:34.26.

200 Free - 1. Rachelle Compton, UC Davis, 1:55.12; 2. Yuka Kobayashi, UC Davis, 1:56.38; 3. Christine Hyjek, UCSD, 1:58.64; 4. Monica Becks, UCSD, 1:59.61; 5. Laura Leppke, UC Davis, 2:00.70; 6. Laura Johnson, UCSD, 2:03.66. Exh: Lisa Petersen, 2:04.48; Jennifer Packer, 2:11.38.

100 Back - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, UC Davis, 59.11; 2. Susan Bell, UCSD, 1:00.70; 3. Vanessa Sallee, UC Davis, 1:02.14; 4. Kimmie Rice, UCSD, 1:02.38; 5. Liz Knight, UC Davis, 1:03.47; 6. Caitlin Lanzon, UCSD, 1:03.51.

100 Breast - 1. Rosanna Delurgio, UCSD, 1:03.63; 2. Denise Bogard, UCSD, 1:06.00; 3. Louisa Salisbury, UCSD, 1:07.82; 4. Zahra Shahalayi, UC Davis, 1:11.28; 5. Ashley Elgas, UC Davis, 1:11.95; 6. Cecilia Macchiavelli, UC Davis, 1:12.13. Exh. Jenna Muenter, UCSD, 1:08.57; Kathryn Mara, UCSD, 1:11.22; Marty McCrimmon, UC Davis, 1:11.48; Emily Starkie, UCSD, 1:11.57; Jelene Hackbarth, UC Davis, 1:11.81; Natalie Matveeva, UC Davis, 1:12.35.

200 Fly - 1. Debbie Seiler, UC Davis, 2:10.18; 2. Abbey Cornell, UC Davis, 2:10.82; 3. Frances Tran, UCSD, 2:10.91; 4. Alex Ricks, UC Davis, 2:15.57; 5. Lauren O'Neil, UCSD, 2:15.81; 6. Marisa Podesto, UCSD, 2:18.99.

50 Free - 1. Emily Harlan, UCSD, 24.08; 2. Carolyn Kwok, UCSD, 24.45; 3. Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 24.94; 4. Liz Whiteley, UCSD, 25.12; 5. Jessica Weeks, UC Davis, 25.43; 6. Katie Griffin, UC Davis, 25.94. Exh. Natalie Matveeva, UC Davis, 26.45; Sara Morrell, UC Davis, 26.59; Rebecca Tukua, UC Davis, 26.68.

100 Free - 1. Emily Harlan, UCSD, 51.98; 2. Liz Whiteley, UCSD, 54.54; 3. Rachelle Compton, UC Davis, 54.72; 4. Monica Becks, UCSD, 54.97; 5. Vanessa Sallee, UC Davis, 55.66; 6. Laura Leppke, UC Davis, 55.81. Exh. Alex Ricks, UC Davis, 57.18; Lisa Petersen, UC Davis, 58.38.

200 Back - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, UC Davis, 2:06.26; 2. Susan Bell, UCSD, 2:11.45; 3. Abbey Cornell, UC Davis, 2:11.86; 4. Kimmie Rice, UCSD, 2:14.49; 5. Frances Tran, UCSD, 2:15.74; 6. Jessica Weeks, UC Davis, 2:16.34. Exh. Katie Griffin, UC Davis, 2:15.65; Liz Knight, UC Davis, 2:18.29; Caitlin Lanzon, UCSD, 2:23.20; Emily Starkie, UCSD, 2:25.61; Jennifer Packer, UCSD, 2:28.89.

200 Breast - 1. Rosanna Delurgio, UCSD, 2:20.28; 2. Denise Bogard, UCSD, 2:27.19; 3. Jenna Muenter, UCSD, 2:28.01; 4. Christy Droubay, UC Davis, 2:29.56; 5. Rebecca Tukua, UC Davis, 2:32.05; 6. Zahra Shahalayi, UC Davis, 2:35.88. Exh. Louisa Salisbury, UCSD, 2:32.48; Marty McCrimmon, UC Davis, 2:34.22; Kathryn Mara, UCSD, 2:35.27; Jelene Hackbarth, UC Davis, 2:35.45; Cecilia Macchiavelli, UC Davis, 2:35.89.

500 Free - 1. Sophie Levy, UCSD, 5:07.02; 2. Rachelle Compton, UC Davis, 5:08.01; 3. Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 5:10.48; 4. Andrea Lippin, UCSD, 5:18.40; 5. Laura Leppke, UC Davis, 5:25.48; 6. Marisa Podesto, UCSD, 5:29.20. Exh. Carlene Laurence, UC Davis, 5:33.55; Sara Morrell, UC Davis, 5:38.36; Caroline Severs, UCSD, 5:41.99.

100 Fly - 1. Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 58.76; 2. Sarah Grant, UCSD, 1:00.04; 3. Debbie Seiler, UC Davis, 1:00.82; 4. Frances Tran, UCSD, 1:00.95; 5. Abbey Cornell, UC Davis, 1:01.03; exh. Alex Ricks, UC Davis, 1:03.60.

400 IM - 1. Christine Hyjek, UCSD, 4:36.34; 2. Lauren O'Neil, UCSD, 4:41.77; 3. Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 4:41.91; 4. Christy Droubay, UC Davis, 4:48.53; 5. Ashley Elgas, UC Davis, 4:54.48; 6. Susan Bell, UCSD, DNF. Exh. Kimmie Rice, UCSD, 4:44.85; Rebecca Tukua, UC Davis, 4:53.11; Laura Johnson, UCSD, 4:54.35.

200 Free Relay - 1. UCSD A (Kwok, Whiteley, Harlan, Delurgio), 1:37.14; 2. UC Davis A (Griffin, Compton, Sallee, Watanabe), 1:40.68; 3. UCSD B (Grant, Levy, Lanzon, Becks), 1:40.76; 4. UCSD C (Starkie, Salisbury, Mara, Muenter), 1:44.81; 5 (tie). UC Davis B (Matveeva, Knight, Seiler, McCrimmon), 1:45.79; UC Davis C (Petersen, Macchiavelli, Morrell, Weeks), 1:45.79.

1-Meter Diving - 1. Cyndie Thompson, UC Davis, 225.05; 2. Jennifer MacDonald, UC Davis, 201.20; 3. Hannah Ures, UC Davis, 197.75; 4. Jennifer Margrave, UCSD, 197.40; 5. Ashley Vogel, UCSD, 196.95; 6. Janelle Benterou, UCSD, 165.10.

3-Meter Diving - 1. Cyndie Thompson, UC Davis, 233.30; 2. Jennifer MacDonald, UC Davis, 221.25; 3. Ashley Vogel, UCSD, 218.50; 4. Jennifer Margrave, UCSD, 191.45; 5. Hannah Ures, UC Davis, 180.45; 6. Janelle Benterou, UCSD, 173.0.

 

MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - UC DAVIS 158, UC SAN DIEGO 138.

200 Medley Relay - 1. UCSD A (Lahey, Going, Fontes, Harutunian), 1:36.11; 2. UC Davis A (Wooldrige, Fernandez, Casto, Jacobson), 1:36.28; 3. UCSD B (Hoban, Small, Fuller, Tate), 1:37.08; 4. UCSD C (Yoo, Mcomber, Miller, Isaacs), 1:37.68; 5. UC Davis B (Payne, Poya, Arndt, Bacharch), 1:41.01; 6. UC Davis C, (Damante, Cunningham, Bireley, Crawford), 1:43.37.

1,000 Free - 1. Daniel Jablonski, UC Davis, 10:28.27; 2. Cole Paffett, UCSD, 10:18. 40, 3. Dabuek Gremban, UCSD, 10:22.79; 4. Ryan Driscoll, UC Davis, 10:28.27; 5. Vincent Mecozzi, UC Davis, 10:33.00; 6. Cole Daffett, UCSD, 10:18.40.

200 Free - 1. Kevin Williams, UC Davis, 1:44.05; 2. Tim Fuller, UCSD, 1:46.86, 3. Brady Gosling, UCSD, 1:47.53; 4. Craig Gawlick, UC Davis, 1:49.15; 5. Amadeus Regucera, UCSD, 1:49.28; 6. Jeff McGee, UC Davis, 1:50.99. Exh. Kaleb Wallen, UC Davis, 1:53.37, Brandon Bireley, UC Davis, 1:53.37; Max Biessman, UC Davis 1:53.90.

100 Back - 1.Kyle Wooldridge, UC Davis, 53.17, 2. Aram Yoo, UCSB, 53.28; 3. Mike Lahey, UCSD, 53.64; 4. Charlie Rudy, UCSD, 53.68; 5. Jacob Damante,UC Davis, 56.99; 6. Kyle Payne, UC Davis, 57.59.

100 Breast -Brett Going, UCSD, 59.20; 2.Robert Small, UCSD, 59.55; 3. Eddie Fernandez, UC Davis, 1:00.76; 4. Ben Mcomber, UCSD 1:01.14; 5.Cameron Poya, UC Davis, 1:01.66; 6. Chris Cunningham, UC Davis, 1:04.95; Exh. Jacob Dong,UCSD, 59.20; Steven Nishiyama, UCSD, 1:02.48.

200 Fly -1. Matt Casto, UC Davis, 1:53.79; 2. Ben Falioni, UCSD, 1:59.19; 3. Paul Wikholm, UCSD, 1:59.43, 4. Kaleb Wallen, UC Davis, 2:03.51; 5. Gunny Miller, UCSD, 2:06.56; 6. Matt Roper, UC Davis, 2:11.71; Exh. Matt Arndt, UC Davis, 2:07.49, Eli Novichenck, UC Davis, 2:09.35.

50 Free - 1.Pat Jacobson, UC Davis, 21.36; 2. Mark Tate, UCSD, 21.95; 3. Kevin Williams, UC Davis, 21.98; 4. Andrew Harutunian, UCSD, 22:06; 5. Matt Crawford, UC Davis, 22.59; 6. Michael Isaacs, UCSD, 22.69; Exh. Kevin Bacharach, UC Davis, 22.31; Brandon Bireley, UC Davis, 22.75, Mathew Fontes, UCSD 22.79; Mitchell Hoban, UCSD, 22.06.

100 Free - 1. Pat Jacobson, UC Davis, 46.79; 2. Tim Fuller, UCSD, 46.93; 3. Kevin Williams, UCSD, 47.41; 4. Andrew Harutnian, UCSD, 48.38; 5. Mark Tate, UCSD, 49.33; 6. Craig Gawlick, UC Davis, 49.66; Exh. Michael Isaacs, UCSD, 49.13; Kevin Bacharach, UC Davis, 49.20; Brandon Bireley, UC Davis, 50.78; Jeff McGee, UC Davis, 51.63.

200 Back -1. Mike Lahey, UCSD, 1:54.81; 2. Kyle Wooldridge, UC Davis, 1:55.31; 3. Aram Yoo, UCSD, 1:56.04; 4. Paul Wikmolm, UCSD, 1:59.24; 5. Matt Roper, UC Davis, 1:50.88; 6. Jacob Demante, UC Davis, 2:02.72; Exh. Eli Novichenok, 2:07.89

200 Breast - 1. Jacob Dong, UCSD, 2:09.41; 2. Eddie Fernandez, UC Davis, 2:11.05; 3. Robert Small, UCSD, 2:11.12; 4. Brett Gosling, UCSD, 2:13.33; 5. Cameron Paya, UC Davis, 2:13.97; 6. Kyle Payne, UC Davis, 2:18.41; Exh. Ben Mcomber, UCSD, 2:17.10; Steven Nishiyama, UCSD, 2:20.61; Vincent Mecozzi, UC Davis, 2:23.35; Chris Cunningham, UC Davis, 2:27.85.

500 Free -1. Daniel Jabolonski, UC Davis, 4:52.50; 2. Cole Paffett, UCSD, 4:56.69; 3. Brady Gosling, UCSD, 4:57.41; 4. Ryan Driscoll, UC Davis, 4:59.51; 5. Craig Gawlick, UC Davis, 5:01.34; 6. Cole Paffett, UCSD, 4:56.69; Exh.. Max Biessman, UC Davis, 5:05.63; Jeff McGee, UC Davis, 5:08.96; Kaleb Wallen, UC Davis, 5:10.28.

100 Fly - 1. Matt Casto, UC Davis, 50.18; 2. Mathew Fontes, UCSD, 52.98; 3. Kyle Wooldridge, UC Davis, 54.65; 4. Matt Arndt, UC Davis, 55.08; 5. Gunny Miller, UCSD, 55.59; 6. Mitchel Hoban, UCSD, 56.00. Exh. Eli Novichenok, UC Davis, 57.21; Brandon Bireley, UC Davis, 57.96.

400 IM - 1. Matt Casto, UC Davis, 4:04.44; 2. Ben Falcioni, UCSD, 4:11.56; 3. Amadeus Regucera, UCSD, 4:18.22; 4. Eddie Fernandez, UC Davis, 4:19.95; 5. Jacob Damante, UC Davis, 4:26.09; 6. Paul Wikholm, UCSD, 4:29.87. Exh. Kyle Payne, UC Davis, 4:29.44; Vincent Mecozzi, UC Davis, 4:34.11.

200 Free Relay - 1. UCSD A (Small, Harutunian, Fuller, Tate), 1:25.74; 2. UC Davis A (Williams, Jacobson, Gawlick, Crawford), 1:26.03; 3. UCSD B (Isaacs, Fontes, Hoban, Lahey), 1:29.31; 4. UC Davis B (Roper, Bireley, Poya, Bacharach), 1:30.26; 5. UCSD C (Gosling, Rudy, Nishiyama, Dong), 1:31.99; 6. UC Davis C (Jablonski, Driscoll, McGee, Arndt), 1:33.50.