Watanabe's 200 Fly Highlights Shortened Final Day At Speedo Cup

Hannah Watanabe placed eighth in the 200 fly prelims and 18th in the 100 free prelims to highlight UC Davis in the final day of the Speedo Cup.
 
Hannah Watanabe placed eighth in the 200 fly prelims and 18th in the 100 free prelims to highlight UC Davis in the final day of the Speedo Cup.
 

Nov. 20, 2004

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sophomore Hannah Watanabe placed eighth in the preliminaries of the 200 butterfly, recording a season-best time of 2:06.74 to highlight UC Davis' final day of action in the annual Speedo Cup collegiate swimming meet at the Belmont Plaza Saturday.

Watanabe edged teammate Yuka Kobayashi by just three-hundredths of a second to qualify for the championship final of the meet. Due to travel constraints, neither Aggie men's or women's teams competed in the evening's finals. Thus, the two swimmers placed 36th and 37th, respectively, in the final standings for the event.

Other top times for UC Davis included Renee Dyer, who was 12th in the women's 100 freestyle preliminaries with a 52.78 time; and Russell Taylor, who stood in 18th after the men's 200 breaststroke prelims. Kyle Leto cut more than six seconds from his previous best 200 fly time, recording a 1:59.16 in the early session.

Stanford easily won both the men's and women's competitions, scoring 1,595 and 1,211.5 points, respectively. Cardinal sophomore Hongzhe Sun was selected as the Male Swimmer of the Meet, while freshman teammate Caroline Bruce won the similar women's honors.

The UC Davis men next compete at the Pacific Swimming Trials and Finals at the University of San Francisco on December 20-21. The Aggie women are off until the Aggie Invitational home meet on January 8. The UC Davis diving squads are scheduled to compete in a dual meet at Cal St. Bakersfield on December 4.

WOMEN'S RESULTS (Winners plus Aggies)

1,650 FREESTYLE - 1. Sandy Hong, Oregon State, 17:02.86... 19. Rachelle Compton, 17:51.98; 30. Bergen Beck, 18:11.90; 37. Lisa Petersen, 18:20.50.

 

 

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Ausra Pacebutaite, Oregon State, 2:01.01... 44. Jennifer Ginsberg, 2:10.93; 48. Abbey Cornell, 2:12.61.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Kristin Huston, Oregon State, 51.61... 40. Renee Dyer, 52.78; 43. Hannah Watanabe, 53.36; 49. Melanie Covert, 54.36; 54. Jill Olson, 54.72; 80. Rachelle Compton, 55.72; 85. Ashley Cayford, 55.84; 98. Debbie Seiler, 56.50; 104. Laura Leppke, 57.00; 106. Emily Hughes, 57.05; 148. Jaki Braggin, 1:01.06; 152. Michelle Janitski, 1:12.45.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Rosanna Delurgio, UC San Diego, 2:16.20... 38. Jessica Lee, 2:26.51; 40. Ashley Cayford, 2:29.04; 42. Michelle Jennings, 2:29.24; 44. Ashley Elgas, 2:31.43; 46. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:33.00; 48. Jaki Braggin, 2:34.06; 50. Emily Barker, 2:35.16;

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Courtney Eads, Oregon State, 2:00.59... 36. Hannah Watanabe, 2:06.74; 37. Yuka Kobayashi, 2:06.77; 40. Deborah Seiler, 2:10.66; 47. Abbey Cornell, 2:14.06; 51. Carlene Laurence, 2:17.87; 53. Sarah Elgendy, 2:18.96; 64. Laura Leppke, 2:22.03.

400 FREE RELAY - 1. Oregon State `A', 3:24.27... 11. UC Davis `A', 3:39.52.

TEAM SCORES - 1. Stanford, 1211.5; 2. Oregon State, 1122; 3. Nevada, 801.5; 4. UC Irvine, 702; 5. UC San Diego, 680; 6. Brigham Young, 616.5; 7. New Mexico, 380; 8. UC Davis, 368.5; 9. Air Force, 343.5; 10. Cal Baptist, 280; 11. New Mexico State, 263.5; 12. San Diego, 218; 13. UC Santa Cruz, 173; 14. Loyola Marymount, 143; 15. Pepperdine, 132; 16. Cal Lutheran, 72; 17. Soka University (Japan), 24; 18. Army, 15.

MEN'S RESULTS (Winners plus Aggies)

1,650 FREESTYLE - 1. Shaun Phillips, Stanford, 15:14.57... 15. Kyle Leto, 16:39.83; 16. Lars Rockholm, 16:40.77; 21. Daniel Jablonski, 17:07.77; 24. Vincent Mecozzi, 17:42.00.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hongzhe Sun, Stanford, 1:43.44... 32. Andrius Urbaitis, 1:59.64; 33. Adam Pluemer, 2:03.06; 34. Philippe Chordas, 2:03.23; 35. Toki Burke, 2:03.82; 36. Matt Crawford, 2:05.48.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Stanford, 44.72... 36. Nik Kemp, 48.79; 37. Kaleb Wallen, 48.89; 38. Jason Kim, 49.00; 39. Andrius Urbaitis, 49.03; 40. Matt Crawford, 49.50; 43. Ryan Tucker, 50.13; 47. Brandon Bireley, 50.23; 52. Kyle Payne, 50.68; 54. Philippe Chordas, 50.84; 58. Adam Pluemer, 51.01; 60. Jeff McGee, 51.13; 63. Ryan Driscoll, 51.30; 72. Lars Rockholm, 52.95.

200 BREAST - 1. Gary Marshall, Stanford, 2:01.90... 33. Russell Taylor, 2:10.66; 35. Kyle Payne, 2:13.67; 37. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:18.33; 38. Ryan Driscoll, 2:20.90.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Kurt Boehm, UC San Diego, 1:49.07... 32. Kyle Leto, 1:59.16; 33. Toki Burke, 2:01.60; 35. Nik Kemp, 2:06.63; 36. Kaleb Wallen, 2:07.68; 37. Andrius Urbaitis, 2:09.91.

400 FREE RELAY - 1. Brigham Young `A', 3:04.33.

TEAM SCORES - 1. Stanford, 1595; 2. UC San Diego, 1049.5; 3. Brigham Young, 1046; 4. Air Force, 796.5; 5. UC Irvine, 680; 6. Cal Baptist, 599.5; 7. UC Santa Cruz, 310; 8. UC Davis, 308; 9. Cal Lutheran, 118; 10. La Verne, 86; 11. Soka University (Japan), 32; 12. Metro State, 30; 13. Occidental, 2.