Alvarez, Shellem Hit NCAA 'B' Marks

Liliana Alvarez won the 100 breast with an NCAA 'B' time of 1:00.91 Friday at Mizzou.<br>(Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)
 
Liliana Alvarez won the 100 breast with an NCAA 'B' time of 1:00.91 Friday at Mizzou.
(Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)
 

Nov. 30, 2012

Complete Results

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Juniors Liliana Alvarez and Samantha Shellem each hit 'B' qualifying standards for the NCAA Championships to lead UC Davis at the Mizzou Invitational collegiate swimming and diving meet at the Mizzou Aquatic Center Friday. For Alvarez, it marks the third straight year she has hit such a mark in the 100-yard breaststroke. She posted a time of one minute, 0.95 seconds in the preliminaries then improved to a winning 1:00.91 in the final.

Shellem, just one day removed from setting a school record in the 500 freestyle, finished second in the 200 free at 1:47.73. She actually led for most of the race before Mizzou's own Anna Patterson caught her in the final 50 yards to win by a .05 margin. Shellem's final time marked a 1.74-second improvement from her prelim mark of 1:49.47, and puts her at No. 3 in UC Davis history.

Freshman Marissa Brown improved from a 4:27.19 in the prelim to a 4:23.84 in the final of the 400 individual medley, good for sixth in the meet and a tie for second in the Aggie record book. She matches the time Katie Edwards set at last year's edition of the Mizzou Invite, and behind only Heidi Kucera's 4:22.18 in school history.

Hilary Hunt also hit a big PR in the 100 backstroke, first delivering a 55.30 in the prelim then placing sixth in the final at 55.18. She improves on her No. 3 ranking in school history. Hunt's previous best had been a 55.57 at last year's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships.

In addition to her performance in the 200 free, Shellem cut two seconds off her previous Aggie best in the 400 IM prelims with a 4:25.60. She did not compete in an evening swim for that event but her eighth-best time in the morning session places her fourth in UC Davis history.

 

 

UC Davis scored fourth-place relay points in the 200 medley relay, with the team of Hunt, Alvarez, Sara Ramos and Haley Porter compiling a time of 1:42.05. The Aggie 'B' team of Lauren Damian, Morgan Lee, Megan Leung and Katie Edwards also placed seventh at 1:43.45. The Aggies then capped the day with a second-place showing in the 800 free relay. The foursome of Edwards, Porter, Shellem and Bridget Bugbee finished in 7:19.55.

The Aggies moved up one spot into third place with 390 points. Host Mizzou leads the meet with 756 while Boise State is a distance second at 538. The Mizzou Invite wraps up on Saturday. The morning slate includes the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free and platform diving events.

COLLEGIATE SWIMMING & DIVING: MIZZOU INVITATIONAL, DAY 2
Mizzou Aquatic Center
Women's events only.
Winners plus UC Davis competitors listed.

TEAM SCORES - 1. Missouri, 756; 2. Boise State, 538; 3. UC Davis, 390; 4. UNLV, 361; 5. Florida International, 281;' 6. Drury, 193; 7. Saint Louis, 107; 8. Lindenwood, 48; Clemson, 23.

WOMEN'S 200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Missouri 'A', 1:38.94... 4. UC Davis 'A' (Hunt, Alvarez, Ramos, Porter), 1:42.05; 7. UC Davis 'B' (Damian, Lee, Leung, Edwards), 1:43.45.

WOMEN'S 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Sonia Perez Arau, FIU, 4:12.95... 6. Marissa Brown, 4:23.84 (4:27.19 prelim); 10. Sam Rados, 4:26.90 (4:27.82 prelim); 12. Sabrina Cochrane, 4:28.58 (4:28.79 prelim); 20. Grace Benefield, 4:36.44 (4:37.76 prelim); 25. Samantha Shellem, 4:25.60; 26. Maya Sprinsock, 4:41.44; 28. Madeline Talt, 4:46.56.

WOMEN'S 200 FREESTYLE - 1. Anna Patterson, MIzzou, 1:47.68... 2. Samantha Shellem, 1:47.73; . Haley Porter, 1:51.56; 17. Bridget Bugbee, 1:51.13; 19. Karley Troup, 1:52.44; 22. Marilyn Carey, 1:53.64; 32. Sarah Winters, 1:56.58... Prelims: 19. Marissa Brown, 1:52.77; 28. Hilary Hunt, 1:53.86; 44. Megan Leung, 1:56.96; 46. Sarah Luibel, 1:57.33; 51. Morgan Lee, 1:57.84; 54. Grace Benefield, 1:58.33. 63. Madeline, Talt, 2:02.35.

WOMEN'S 100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 1:00.91 (1:00.95 prelim)...5. Katie Edwards, 1:03.12 (1:03.47 prelim); 9. Maya Sprinsock, 1:03.17 (1:04.58 prelim); 10. Morgan Lee, 1:03.47 (1:04.16 prelim); 17. Hailey Ferko, 1:04.98 (1:06.27 prelim); 21. Madeline Benavidez, 1:05.77 (1:05.38 prelim).

WOMEN'S 100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Dominique Bouchard, Mizzou, 52.47... 6. Hilary Hunt, 55.18 (55.30 prelim); 15. Lauren Damian, 56.88 (57.13 prelim); 18. Sabrina Cochrane, 57.51 (57.18 prelim); 23. Sarah Luibel, 58.13 (58.21 prelim); 26. Megan Leung, 58.86 (59.06 prelim); 27. Sara Ramos, 59.47 (59.10 prelim); 32. Sam Rados, 1:01.57 (1:01.14 prelim)l 49. Hailey Ferko, 1:04.05.

WOMEN'S 800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Missouri, 7:16.23... 2. UC Davis A (Katie Edwards, Haley Poreter, Samantha Shellem, Bridget Bugbee), 7:19.55; 8. UC Davis B (Marissa Brown, Karley Troup, Marilyn Carey, Sarah Winters), 7:34.22.

WOMEN'S 1-METER DIVING - 1. Loren Figueroa, Mizzou, 310.20... 13. Katie Gonsalves, 217.15; 17. Shannon Stewart, 205.45; 22. Audrey DeNeffe, 199.50; 23. Lucy Lafranchise, 194.90.