Aggies Place Second At UNLV Winter Invitational

Vanessa Sallee won one event on Friday and was third in another on Saturday. <br> (Mark Honbo, Media Relations)
 
Vanessa Sallee won one event on Friday and was third in another on Saturday.
(Mark Honbo, Media Relations)
 

Dec. 20, 2003

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Sophomore Yuka Kobayashi won the 200-yard butterfly in 2 minutes, 4.42 seconds on Saturday evening, Hannah Watanabe was second in the 100 freestyle in 53.01 and Vanessa Sallee was third in the 200 breaststroke in 2:25.96, as the UC Davis women's swimming team finished second to UC Santa Barbara in the final team standings at the UNLV Winter Invitational.

The Aggies, competing this weekend for the first time since Nov. 8, scored 826 points while the winning Gauchos tallied 927. UC Davis beat the host Rebels, who were third with 801, while Cal State Northridge took fourth with 577.

Kobayashi led three Aggie finishers in the top five of the 200 butterfly, a group that also included Hannah Watanabe in fourth in 2:09.29 and Debbie Seiler in fifth in 2:10.67.

Sallee led a strong UC Davis showing in the 200 breaststroke, taking third in 2:25.96 and was the start of an Aggie contingent that had Christy Droubay, Ashley Elgas, Michelle Jennings, Rebecca Tukua, Cecilia Macchiavelli and Marty McCrimmon finish in the sixth through 11th spots, respectively.

Abbey Cornell was sixth in the 200 backstroke in 2:10.04 for another strong finish for the Aggies on Saturday.

UC Davis set itself up for its high finish on Saturday by winning two individual events during Friday's competition. Sallee opened the deay by winning the 400 individual medley in 4:32.81, while Kobayashi followed with a win in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.41. Both also swam legs on the 200 medley relay which was third in 1:48.27.

 

 

The Aggies posted 11 top 10 finishes in Friday's races, including a fifth by Michelle Jennings in the 400 individual medley, a sixth by Christy Droubay in the same event, a fourth from Watanabe in the 100 butterfly, a fifth-place showing by Zahra Shahalayi in the 100 breastroke and a sixth from Sallee in that same race.

UC Davis' 800 freestyle relay team of Kobayashi, Sallee, Jennings and Rachelle Compton concluded the day by taking fourth in 7:50.95.

The Aggies return to action on Jan. 10 with the Aggie Invitational.

UNLV Winter Invitational
Las Vegas, Nev.
Women's results (winner plus UCD finishers)
Prelim time in parentheses if faster than final
Saturday's Results (Day 3 of 3)

FINAL TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Santa Barbara, 927, 2. UC Davis, 826; 3. UNLV, 801; 4. Cal St. Northridge, 577.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Lauren Andrews, CSUN, 2:00.65... 6. Abbey Cornell, 2:10.04; 9. Katie Griffin, 2:15.47; 10. Liz Knight, 2:16.85; 11. Sara Morrell, 2:17.97; 12. Carlene Laurence, 2:22.55; 13. Jessica Weeks, 2:23.50 (2:17.63).

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Jessie Bradshaw, UNLVZ, 53.89... 2. Hannah Watanabe, 53.01; 10. Jessica Weeks, 54.23; 13. Rachelle Compton, 55.22; 15. Zahra Shahalayi, 55.50 (55.31); 18. Laura Leppke, 56.65 (56.45); 19. Carlene Laurence, 56.72 (56.70); 20. Debbie Seiler, 57.02; 21. Lisa Petersen, 57.30; 22. Alex Ricks, 57.75; 23. Katie Griffin, 58.10.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Shayna Burns, UNLV, 2:17.16; 3. Vanessa Sallee, 2:25.96; 6. Christy Droubay, 2:30.41 (2:29.91); 7. Ashley Elgas, 2:32.42; 8. Michelle Jennings, 2:34.46 (2:31.95); 9. Rebecca Tukua, 2:30.31; 10. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:33.32; 11. Marty McCrimmon, 2:33.87; 14. Amy Mackey, 2:36.45; 15. Jelene Hackbarth, 2:36.75; 16. Natalie Matveeva, 2:38.72 (2:38.18); 17. Zahra Shahalayi, 2:27.94.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, 2:04.42; 4. Hannah Watanabe, 2:09.29; 5. Debbie Seiler, 2:10.67; 13. Lisa Petersen, 2:19.37; 15. Laura Leppke, 2:21.13.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UNLV A, 3:29.59.... 5. UC Davis A (Jessica Weeks, Vanessa Sallee, Hannah Watanabe, Yuka Kobayashi), 3:39.30; 7. UC Davis B (Zahra Shahalayi, Laura Leppke, Michelle Jennings, Rachelle Compton), 3:42.64; exh: UC Davis C (Carlene Laurence, Kim Hills, Lisa Petersen, Katie Griffin), 3:52.21.

FRIDAY'S RESULTS
200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Santa Barbara, 1:44.30... 3. UC Davis A (Yuka Kobayashi, Vanessa Sallee, Hannah Watanabe, Jessica Weeks), 1:48.27; 7. UC Davis B (Abbey Cornell, Zahra Shahalayi, Debbie Seiler, Katie Griffin), 1:52.94... Exh.: UC Davis C (Liz Knight, Marty McCrimmon, Alex Ricks, Carlene Laurence), 1:54.34; UC Davis E (Rebecca Tukua, Natalie Matveeva, Ashley Elgas, Kim Hills), 2:01.91; UC Davis D (Sara Morrell, Amy Mackey, Cecila Macchiavelli, Lisa Petersen), 1:59.00.

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Vanessa Sallee, UCD, 4:32.81... 5. Michelle Jennings, 4:41.72 (4:41.03); 6. Christy Droubay, 4:44.51; 8. Ashley Elgas, 4:50.09; 10. Rebecca Tukua, 4:54.56 (4:54.37); 13. Jelene Hackbarth, 5:03.21; 14. Kim Hill, 5:11.19.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, 56.41... 4. Hannah Watanabe, 57.96; 8. Abbey Cornell, 1:00.00 (59.27); 13. Debbie Seiler, 1:00.62; 14. Zahra Shahalayi, 1:01.38; 15. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 1:01.63; 16. Alex Ricks, 1:02.67 (1:02.32); 18. Marty McCrimmon, 1:03.81; 21. Amy Mackey, 1:06.78 (1:06.17).

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Alyson Noble, UNLV, 1:51.72,,, 11. Rachelle Compton, 1:58.24 (1:57.95); 15. Laura Leppke, 1:58.87; 16. Hannah Watanabe, 2:00.13; 17. Lisa Petersen, 2:00.97; 19. Katie Griffin, 2:01.88 (2:01.65); 20. Debbie Seiler, 2:02.65; 21. Carlene Laurence, 2:02.85; 22. Natalie Matveeva, 2:02.91.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Lisa Andrade, UNA, 1:02.76... 5. Zahra Shahalayi, 1:08.93; 6. Vanessa Sallee, 1:09.27 (1:09.20); 10. Ashley Elgas, 1:10.08; 12. Marty McCrimmon, 1:10.79; 13. Amy Mackey, 1:11.70 (1:11.47); 14. Rebecca Tukua, 1:11.90 (1:11.00); 15. Michelle Jennings, 1:12.07 (1:11.29); 16. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 1:14.43 (1;11.57); 18. Natalie Matveeva, 1:11.95 (1:11.58); 19. Jelene Hackbarth, 1:12.72).

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Lauren Andrews, CSUN, 56.75... 9. Abeey Cornell, 1:01.44 (1:00.97); 10. Jessica Weeks, (1:01.76); 11. Liz Knight, 1:02.96; 12. Sara Morrell, 1:03.11; 14. Christy Droubay, 1:04.93 91:04.80); 15. Alex Ricks, 1:05.25 (1:03.87); 16. Katie Griffin, 1:05.42 (1:03.75).

800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Sanrta Barbara, 7:37.71... 4. UC Davis A (Yuka Kobayashi, Vanessa Sallee, Michelle Jennings, Rachelle Compton), 7:50.95; 6. UC Davis B (Christy Droubay, Laura Leppke, Jessica Weeks, Abbey Cornell), 8:00.71.