Relay School Record Highlights Day One in Missouri

Freshman Hilvy Cheung met the NCAA 'B' standard in the 100 fly with her time of 54.35 on Thursday.
Freshman Hilvy Cheung met the NCAA 'B' standard in the 100 fly with her time of 54.35 on Thursday.

Nov. 21, 2013


COLUMBIA, Mo. -- UC Davis' 400 medley relay team of Hilary Hunt, Liliana Alvarez, Hilvy Cheung, and Haley Porter, set a school record in the event while Cheung met the NCAA "B" standard in the 100 fly to highlight the Aggies' first day at the sixth annual Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Mo., on Thursday.

UC Davis stands in fourth place as a team with 161.5 points after the first day of action, behind leader Arkansas (262), host Missouri (261), and Utah (220).

Hunt, Alvarez, Cheung, and Porter, finished second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:38.47, breaking the previous school mark of 3:39.48 ,set by the quartet of Ashley Chandler, Alvarez, Kayleigh Foley, and Linda Hermann, at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in 2011.

Earlier in the day, Cheung posted the Aggies' best individual finish on day one in the 100 fly, finishing fourth with a time of 54.35 to best the "B" standard of 54.49 for the NCAA Championships in the spring after matching the standard in the preliminary heats. Cheung's mark was a career best and was just .15 seconds off the school record of 54.20 set by Yuka Kobayashi in 2006.

UC Davis posted five other top-10 finishes on the day, led by the 200 free relay squad of Shellem, Porter, Edwards, and Hunt, which finished fifth with a season-low time of 1:33.39. Shellem then followed that up with a sixth-place finish in the 500 free with a season-low time of 4:54.83.



In the 50 free, Porter won the "B" final in a time of 23.46 to finish ninth overall while Hunt was third in the "B" final (11th overall) with a time of 23.51 -- marking the two fastest times in the event this season by the Aggies.

The Aggies' second relay in the 400 medley relay finished ninth overall as the team of Lauren Damian, Katie Edwards, Elise Roberts, and Samantha Shellem, touched in a time of 3:48.35, while the team of Sabrina Cochrane, Marrisa La Freniere, Kirsten Brand, and Hailey Ferko, finished 10th in the 200 fee relay with a time of 1:35.59.

Other standouts included season-best times in the 500 free by Marissa Brown (4:52.27), who finished fourth in the "B" final and shaved more than nine seconds off her season best thus far, and Lexy Troup (4:54.95), who finished sixth in the "B" final and cut 13 seconds off her previous season-best time.

In the 200 IM, Edwards finished 11th overall (third in the "B" final) with a time of 2:03.56 -- just one second off the NCAA "B" standard -- while Cochrane was 13th overall with a time of 2:04.06. Both times were the lowest by an Aggie this season.

Competing unattached, volunteer assistant Scott Weltz also competed in two events on Thursday's opening day, posting an exhibition time of 50.40 in the 100 fly and finishing 17th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:47.97 -- improving by six seconds over his preliminary time. He has four events remaining on the weekend, still to compete in the 100 back, 200 fly, and both the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

UC Davis returns to the pool for day two on Friday with the following events scheduled: 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 back, 1-meter, and 800 free relay. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. CST with the finals scheduled for 6 p.m. CST.

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UC Davis at Mizzou Invitational, Columbia, Mo.
Day One Results - Nov. 21, 2013

Winners plus UC Davis athletes

1. Arkansas - 262
2. Missouri - 261
3. Utah - 220
4. UC Davis - 161.5
5. Florida International - 147
6. West Virginia - 125
7. Southern Illinois - 84.5
8. Northern Colorado - 22
9. Saint Louis - 19
10. Nebraska - 13
11. Colorado State - 11

200 FREE RELAY - 1. Missouri "A", 1:30.56... 5. UC Davis "A" (Shellem, Porter, Edwards, Hunt), 1:33.39... 10. UC Davis "B" (Cochrane, La Freniere, Brand, Ferko), 1:35.59.

500 FREE - 1. Nicole Menzel (Arkansas), 4:45.53... 6. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 4:54.83... 12. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 4:52.27... 14. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 4:54.95... 17. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 4:54.26... Maya Sprinsock (UC Davis), 5:06.48 (prelim)... Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 5:08.09 (prelim)... Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 5:11.89 (prelim)... Exh. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 5:06.06.

100 FLY - 1. Dani Barbies (Missouri), 51.61... 4. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 54.35... Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 58.65 (prelim)... Marrisa La Freniere (UC Davis), 59.34 (prelim)... Exh. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 57.21... Exh. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 57.24... Exh. Maya Sprinsock (UC Davis), 58.11... Exh. Katie Edwards (UC Davis), 58.18... Exh. Haley Porter (UC Davis), 58.23... Exh. Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 58.95... Exh. Cora Stebbins (UC Davis), 1:01.65... Exh. Caroline Weston (UC Davis), 1:02.20.

200 IM - 1. Johanna Gustafsdottir (Florida International), 1:58.27... 11. Katie Edwards (UC Davis), 2:03.56... 13. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 2:04.06... 19. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 2:04.82... 25. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 2:05.56... Exh. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 2:03.40... Exh. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 2:10.17... Exh. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 2:07.90... Exh. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 2:15.04... Sam Rados (UC Davis), 2:10.76 (prelim)... Caroline Weston (UC Davis), 2:15.82 (prelim).

50 FREE - 1. Anna Patterson (Missouri), 22.51... 9. Haley Porter (UC Davis), 23.46... 11. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 23.51... 33. Marrisa La Freniere (UC Davis), 24.15... Exh. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 23.78... Exh. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 23.93... Exh. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 24.11... Exh. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 24.27... Exh. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 25.13... Exh. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 25.29... Exh. Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 25.69... Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 24.93 (prelim)... Cora Stebbins (UC Davis), 25.33 (prelim).

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Missouri "A" (Doucette, Ross, Barbiea, Patterson), 3:33.79... 2. UC Davis "A" (Hunt, Alvarez, Cheung, Porter), 3:38.47... 9. UC Davis "B" (Damian, Edwards, Roberts, Shellem), 3:48.35.

3-METER - 1. Cheri Zhang (Southern Illinois), 389.00... Lucy Lafranchise (UC Davis), 201.25 (prelim)... Shannon Stewart (UC Davis), 198.40 (prelim)... Audrey DeNeffe (UC Davis), 190.20 (prelim)... Jennifer Meyer (UC Davis), 182.15 (prelim).

MEN'S 100 FLY - 1. Logan Mosley (Missouri), 47.15... Exh. Scott Weltz (unattached), 50.40.

MEN'S 200 IM - 1. Sam Tierney (Missouri), 1:45.24... 17. Scott Weltz (unattached), 1:47.97.