Nov. 19, 2009
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The UC Davis women's swimming team completed the first day of competition at the Toshiba Classic Thursday at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif. With 44 points, the Aggies are currently 17th out of 23 total teams.
The 200 freestyle relay squad of Ashley Chandler, Jen Cadmus, Lisa Bender and Kayleigh Foley placed tenth overall with a time of 1:36.15, a season-best time for UC Davis in the event. The "B" relay team of Morgan Lee, Buffy Ajimura, Jenah Dawson and Katelyn Griffin clocked in at 1:39.56 to finish 32nd overall.
In the 500 freestyle, Bridget Bugbee recorded a season-best time of 5:04.49 in the prelims to advance to the event finals where she finished 31st with a final time of 5:06.15.
Linda Hermann turned in a season-best time of 5:02.50 in the event prelims while Grace Benefield clocked in at 5:09.25, also a season-best time. Kathryn Jovino recorded a time of 5:16.68 which was also a season-best time. Alex Wells and Ajimura had times of 5:23.23 and 5:24.50. Jodi Hanson recorded a time of 5:30.19.
Hermann earned a second swim in the 200 individual medley with a prelim time of 2:07.30. She finished 25th overall with a season-best time of 2:05.24.
Dawson clocked in at 2:12.75 in the event while Alyssa Britt recorded a time of 2:13.94, a season-best time for the sophomore. Jodi Hanson and Lee had times of 2:15.55 and 2:16.32, respectively, while Julie Peri had a time of 2:16.40. Samantha Capozzo finished with a time of 2:18.50.
In the finals of the 50 freestyle, Foley finished 26th with a time of 24.05. She had a season-best time of 23.92 in the prelims. Chandler also advanced to the event finals and was 31st with a time of 24.29. Her prelim time of 23.94 was also a season-best.
Cadmus had a season-best time of 24.42 in the prelims of the 50 free, while Bender's time of 24.51 was also a season-best. Griffin and Hermann recorded times of 24.90 and 24.91, respectively, which were season-best times for both Aggie swimmers. Dawson finished with a time of 25.14 and Victoria Pichay clocked in at 25.54.Ajimura and Lee had times of 25.67 and 25.70, respectively, and Peri recorded a time of 26.16.
Herman, Cadmus, Bender and Foley placed 20th overall in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:01.08. Griffin, Britt, Ajimura and Hanson clocked in at 4:05.70 to finish 37th.
The second day of competition begins Friday and features the 200 medley relay, the 100 butterfly and the 100 breaststroke.
Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool
Long Beach, Calif.
Day One Results (Top finisher and UC Davis only)
200 freestyle relay: 1. Stanford (Kate Dwelley, Betsy Webb, Sam Woodward, Julia Smit), 1:29.22; 10. UC Davis (Ashley Chandler, Jen Cadmus, Lisa Bender, Kayleigh Foley), 1:36.15; 32. UC Davis (Morgan Lee, Buffy Ajimura, Jenah Dawson, Katelyn Griffin), 1:39.56;
500 freestyle: 1. Kelsey Ditto, Stanford, 4:41.30; 31. Bridget Bugbee, 5:06.15; 34. Linda Hermann, 5:02.50; 48. Grace Benefield, 5:09.25; 74. Kathryn Jovino, 5:16.68; 94. Alex Wells, 5:23.23; 96. Buffy Ajimura, 5:24.50; 109. Jodi Hanson, 5:30.19;.
200 individual medley: 1. Julia Smit, Stanford, 1:57.73; 25. Linda Hermann, 2:05.24; 81. Jenah Dawson, 2:12.75; 90. Alyssa Britt, 2:13.94; 102. Jodi Hanson, 2:15.55; 106. Morgan Lee, 2:16.32; 108. Julie Peri, 2:16.40; 117. Samantha Capozzo, 2:18.50.
50 freestyle: 1. Betsy Webb, Stanford, 22.37; 26. Kayleigh Foley, 24.05; 31. Ashley Chandler, 24.29; 66. Jen Cadmus, 24.42; 71. Lisa Bender, 24.51; 104. Katelyn Griffin, 24.90; 105. Linda Hermann, 24.91; 112. Jenah Dawson, 25.14; 137. Victoria Pichay, 25.54; 149. Buffy Ajimura, 25.67; 152. Morgan Lee, 25.70; 170. Julie Peri, 26.16.
400 medley relay: 1. Stanford (Betsy Webb, Liz Smith, Elaine Breeden, Kate Dwelley), 3:38.06; 20. UC Davis (Linda Hermann, Lisa Bender, Jen Cadmus, Kayleigh Foley), 4:01.08; 37. UC Davis (Katelyn Griffin, Alyssa Britt, Buffy Ajimura, Jodi Hanson), 4:05.70.