UC Santa Barbara* (3-2, 1-1 MPSF) at UC Davis Aggies (4-4, 1-0 MPSF)
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Schaal Aquatics Center
San Jose State (4-2) at UC Davis Aggies
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Schaal Aquatics Center
DAVIS, Calif. -- The UC Davis women's swimming and diving team will compete in its final two home events of the 2017-18 season on Friday (Jan. 19) at 2 p.m. and Saturday (Jan. 20) at 12 p.m at Schaal Aquatics Center. The Aggies will follow up Friday's dual contest against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival UC Santa Barbara with a dual on Saturday against San Jose State. During the intermission of Saturday's meet, the UC Davis women's swimming and diving program will honor its' eleven graduating student-athletes in a senior ceremony.
Saturday's contest will mark the final home appearances for Aggie seniors Allie Autrey, Aislinn Dresel, Jordan Gueniot, Robin Lampron, Angelica Nowack, Jordan Owyoung, Angelina Proshak, Courtney Schultz, Ali Sena, Elise Wright, and Ani Vemury.
The Gauchos (3-2, 0-1) enter the week having won three of their last four duals, which included victories over UCLA (137-123), MPSF colleague Cal Poly (160-133), and UC San Diego (155-102). The Gauchos also currently hold a 1-1 conference record, with their loss to Hawaii (138-124) following just one day after their victory against the Mustangs. At their most recent contest, the Gauchos took home top honors among a field of seven other squads, scoring 1,068 points as a team across three days of competition at the UNLV Invitational.
UC Santa Barbara is led by a trio of sophomore swimmers who rank among the top five in the MPSF in at least three events. MPSF Athlete of the Week Heaven Quintana holds the fastest times in the conference for the 100 fly (53.56) and 200 fly (1:58.20) as well as the third fastest time for the 100 breaststroke (1:01.17), while fellow MPSF Athlete of the Week, Rachel Forbes, ranks third in the league for the 1650 free (16:53.89) and 1000 free (10:15.60). Sophomore Emily Boggess ranks second in the MPSF for the 500 free (4:47.16), 1000 free (10:13.29), and 1650 free (16:34.74), as well as third in the 200 free (1:49.55) and 100 free (50.20).
The Spartans (4-2) will enter Saturday's meet hoping to continue their two-dual winning streak after starting off 2018 posting victories against UC San Diego (153-146) and CSU East Bay (153-106). San Jose State also garnered dual wins against CSU Bakersfield (155-143) and Incarnate Word (214-77). Senior Colleen Humel holds the second fastest time in the Mountain West Conference in the 100 back (53.48) and fourth fastest time in the 200 back (1:56.96). Senior Brittany Heng ranks third in the league for the 50 free (22.88), while junior Brenna Bushey holds the second fastest time for the 100 fly (53.86).
The Aggies' last dual competitions took place back in November against CSU East Bay and Fresno State in a double-dual event. UC Davis tallied two victories on the day including an exciting five-point win over the Bulldogs.
Junior Solie Laughlin holds the fastest times in the MPSF for the 100 backstroke (54.66) and 200 backstroke (1:57.49), as well as the second fastest times for the 200 IM (2:00.82) and 400 IM (4:20.97). Junior Nina Gonzalez ranks fifth in the league for the 200 fly (2:02.31) and fourth for the 500 free (4:55.30), while junior Kristin Schumann ranks fourth in the MPSF for the 200 breaststroke (2:16.09).
The Aggies also hold the second fastest time in the league for the 400 Medley Relay (3:45.12) which was recorded by the quartet of Laughlin, Schumann, Cora McClelland, and Schultz during the first day of competition at the Mizzou Invite on Nov. 16.
NCAA "B" Qualifying Marks
Solie Laughlin - 100 Backstroke (54.66 at Mizzou Invite, 11/16/17)
Solie Laughlin - 200 Backstroke (1:57.49 at Mizzou Invite, 11/18/17)
Solie Laughlin - 200 IM (2:00.82 at Mizzou Invite, 11/16/17)
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