Dyer Posts Highest Aggie Finishes In First Day Of Speedo Cup

Renee Dyer's 24.03 in the 50 free consy final is the fastest by any Aggie women's swimmer since Leigh Gaskin hit 24.00 in 1994. <br>(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 
Renee Dyer's 24.03 in the 50 free consy final is the fastest by any Aggie women's swimmer since Leigh Gaskin hit 24.00 in 1994.
(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 

Nov. 18, 2004

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Junior Renee Dyer advanced to the consolation final of the 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle and freshman Kyle Leto made the consy final in the 500 free to record UC Davis' highest finishes at the Speedo Cup swimming meet at the Belmont Plaza Thursday. Dyer placed 16th in the IM with a 2:08.44 time, then took 10th in the 50 free at 24.03. Both times are the best by any Aggie in those respective events this season, and rank fourth and third in school history, respectively.

Leto recorded a 4:40.72 in the 500 free preliminary, then a 13th-place 4:40.80 mark in the evening swim. That time represents almost a three-second improvement over his previous season best.

The UC Davis women also had top-eight finishes in each of the day's relays. The Aggie 200 freestyle relay squad went 1:38.89 to place eighth, then finished Thursday's action with a fifth-place 3:53.61 time in the 400 medley relay. The latter time marks a season-best for the event, surpassing the previous mark by more than three seconds.

Other women's highlights include junior Yuka Kobayashi's 18th-place performance in the 200 IM. She went 2:10.26 in the prelims to advance to the third final, then trimmed that down to 2:08.91 in her second swim. Sophomore Hannah Watanabe broke the 25-second milestone in the 50 free with a 24.59 in the prelim, then took 17th in the finals at 25.15.

Jason Kim posted a 1:57.80 in the men's 200 IM prelim to advance to the finals, then swam exactly one second faster in his second swim to place 18th in the event.

Both UC Davis men's `A' relay teams placed seventh for the day. The 200 free relay squad finished in 1:27.56, a season-best mark by one hundredth of a second. The 400 medley relay team also hit a season best, touching in 3:36.38.

 

 

With 135 team points, the Aggie women sit comfortably in seventh place among the 16-team field. The men are in sixth place of nine teams, holding a team total of 151 points. The Speedo Cup meet continues through Friday and concludes Saturday evening.

MEN'S RESULTS (Winners plus Aggies)

200 FREE RELAY - 1. Stanford `A', 1:21.49... 7. UC Davis `A', 1:27.56; 13. UC Davis `B', 1:30.54; 14. UC Davis `D', 1:30.81; UC Davis `C', 1:34.69.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Jayme Cramer, Stanford, 4:23.61... 13. Kyle Leto, 4:40.80 (4:40.72 prelim); 23. Nik Kemp, 4:44.23 (4:53.25); 29. Ryan Driscoll, 4:51.05 (4:54.17 prelim); 30. Daniel Jablonski, 4:51.42 (4:50.00 prelim); 32. Lars Rockholm, 4:56.69 (4:54.13); 41. Vincent Mecozzi, 4:55.50; 45. Toki Burke, 4:57.70; 46. Kaleb Wallen, 4:58.57; 59. Jeff McGee, 5:18.44; 60. Matt Crawford, 5:23.56; 65. Brandon Bireley, 5:36.25; 66. Travis Williams, 5:37.27.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Hongzhe Sun, Stanford, 1:47.39... 18. Jason Kim, 1:56.80 (1:57.80 prelim); 20. Russell Taylor, 1:57.28 (1:57.83); 31. Andrius Urbaitis, 2:00.37 (1:59.99); 48. Kyle Payne, 2:02.77; 51. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:05.58; 54. Adam Pluemer, 2:07.81.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Stanford, 20.27... 23. Russell Taylor, 21.99 (22.06 prelim); 24. Jason Kim, 22.18 (22.09 prelim); 29. Matt Crawford, 22.49 (22.33 prelim); 31. Philippe Chordas, 22.66 (22.49 prelim); 41. Stephen Tucker, 22.60; 44. Brandon Bireley, 22.67; 46. Nik Kemp, 22.76; 51. Kaleb Wallen, 22.94; 54. Kyle Payne, 23.08; 57. Travis Williams, 23.16; 60. Ryan Driscoll, 23.29; 65. Toki Burke, 23.63; 72. Jeff McGee, 23.96; 77. Lars Rockholm, 25.03.

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Stanford `A', 3:17.71... 7. UC Davis `A', 3:36.38; 12. UC Davis `B', 3:38.37; 15. UC Davis `C', 3:50.11.

TEAM SCORES (Day 1) - 1. Stanford, 492; 2. Brigham Young, 283; 3. UC San Diego, 271; 4. Air Force, 221; 5. UC Irvine, 218; 6. UC DAVIS, 151; 7. Cal Baptist, 130; 8. UC Santa Barbara, 116; 9. Cal Lutheran, 40.

WOMEN'S RESULTS (Winners plus Aggies)

200 FREE RELAY - 1. Oregon State `A', 1:33.77... 8. UC Davis `A', 1:38.89; 25. UC Davis `B', 1:40.93; 30. UC Davis `C', 1:43.31.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Courtney Eads, Oregon State, 4:45.91... 29. Michelle Jennings, 5:09.56 (5:10.37 prelim); 30. Jill Olson, 5:12.39 (5:08.94 prelim); 39. Hannah Watanabe, 5:10.43; 42. Julie Tracy, 5:10.67; 50. Rachelle Compton, 5:13.64; 61. Abbey Cornell, 5:16.36; 74. Lisa Petersen, 5:20.47; 81. Bergen Beck, 5:22.39; 86. Laura Leppke, 5:24.40; 88. Carlene Laurence, 5:24.85.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Caroline Bruce, Stanford, 2:00.44... 16. Renee Dyer, 2:08.44 (2:09.04); 18. Yuka Kobayashi, 2:08.91 (2:10.26); 51. Jennifer Ginsburg, 2:13.59; 59. Julie Tracy, 2:14.03; 64. Ashley Elgas, 2:15.46; 82. Michelle Jennings, 2:18.18; 93. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:20.42; 99. Jessica Lee, 2:22.13; 109. Jaki Braggin, 2:24.94.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Brooke Bishop, Stanford, 23.27... 10. Renee Dyer, 24.03 (24.24 prelim); 17. Hannah Watanabe, 25.15 (24.59 prelim); 43. Jill Olson, 24.97; 59. Ashley Cayford, 25.28; 65. Yuka Kobayashi, 25.40; 78. Melanie Covert, 25.61; 86. Rachelle Compton, 25.79; 88. Emily Hughes, 25.85; 101. Carlene Laurence, 26.08; 109. Deborah Seiler, 26.27; 110. Michelle Janitski, 26.27; 119. Lisa Petersen, 26.61; 129. Sarah Elgendy, 26.86; 137. Emily Barker, 27.42.

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Stanford `A', 3:45.07... 5. UC Davis `A', 3:53.61; 24. UC Davis `B', 4:01.79; 31. UC Davis `C', 4:15.17.

TEAM SCORES (Day 1) - 1. Stanford, 499.5; 2. Oregon State, 336; 3. Nevada, 225.5; 4. UC San Diego, 189; 5. UC Irvine, 159; 6. Brigham Young, 157; 7. UC Davis, 135; 8. New Mexico, 120; 9. Air Force, 100; 10. Cal Baptist, 87; 11. New Mexico State, 72; 12. UC Santa Cruz, 65; 13. San Diego, 56; 14. Loyola Marymount, 54; 15. Pepperdine, 52; Cal Lutheran, 46.