Aggies wrap up regular season at Pacific

Feb. 1, 2018

THIS WEEK…
UC Davis (5-5, 1-1 MPSF) at Pacific* (0-2, 0-1 MPSF)
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Stockton, Calif. (Chris Kjeldson Pool)
12:00 p.m.

DAVIS, Calif. — The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team will make its way to Stockton, Calif. this Saturday (Feb. 3) to take on Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Conference foe, Pacific, at 12 p.m. at the Chris Kjeldson Pool, for the Aggies’ final dual competition of the 2017-18 season.

The Aggies enter Saturday’s meet with an even 5-5 dual meet record on the season and 1-1 mark in the MPSF. At their most recent competitions, the Aggies split a pair of duals at Schaal Aquatics Center, falling short to the Gauchos, 150-144, then bouncing back with a quick turnaround victory the next day over San Jose State, 196-102.

The Aggies racked up 11 of 14 individual event wins against the Spartans, accompanied by ten second-place finishes and two sweeps between both swimming and diving events. Senior Courtney Schultz tallied a team high 27 points on the day, tripling in the 200 free, 50 free, and 100 free, in addition to swimming the lead off leg for the winning 400 free relay. Three other Aggies doubled on the day including junior Eva Chung in the 200 IM and 200 fly, junior Kristin Schumann in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke, and freshman Paige Lampron 1000 free and 500 free.

On the boards, freshman Katie Truong’s NCAA Zone Qualifying dive of 270.67 points ranked her second overall in the one-meter program, while junior Jessica Fernandez finished second on the day in the 3-meter program with a score of 265.80 points.

Meanwhile, the Tigers look to bounce back after falling, 151-137, to conference colleague UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 20, their second dual contest of the season. Back in October, the Tigers fell to CSU Bakersfield by a margin of 184.5-114.5.

In the MPSF rankings, Pacific is represented in the top-5 fastest times for eight of the 14 individual events, with senior Kenna Ramey holding the fastest time in the league for the 50 free (23.11) and second fastest time for the 100 fly (53.70), while sophomore Angela Gagliardo ranks second in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.94) and third overall in the 400 IM (4:21.95).

Saturday marks the final tune-up contest for UC Davis before heading to Southern California to compete in the MPSF Championships, scheduled to take place on Feb. 14-17. For the seventh consecutive season, the swimming events will be held at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif., with action beginning at 10 a.m. each day, while the diving competitions will be held at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, Calif., with action beginning on Thursday, Feb. 15.

2017-18 UC DAVIS INDIVIDUAL EVENT WINNERS (Dual meets only)
Oct. 21 vs. San Diego State: Cora McClelland: (100 fly); Eva Chung (200 fly, 200 breast, 200 IM); Solie Laughlin (200 back)
Oct. 29 at Loyola Marymount/vs. San Diego: Kyla Leacox (100 back); Mia Cunnan (200 back); Kristin Schumann (200 breast); Solie Laughlin (200 IM)
Nov. 3 vs. CSU East Bay, Fresno State: Ali Sena (50 free); Courtney Schultz (100 free, 200 free); Solie Laughlin (100 back, 200 back)
Jan. 19 vs. UC Santa Barbara: Courtney Schultz (100 free); Eva Chung (200 fly); Solie Laughlin (100 back); Kristin Schumann (200 breast)
Jan. 20 vs. San Jose State: Courtney Schultz (50 free, 100 free, 200 free); Paige Lampron (500 free, 1000 free); Cora McClelland (100 fly); Eva Chung (200 fly, 200 IM); Kristin Schumann (100 breast, 200 breast)

2017-18 UC DAVIS SEASON BEST TIMES BY EVENT (as of Jan. 29, 2018)
50 Free: 23.66, Mia Cunnan, Jamie Pincin** at Mizzou Invite (11/16)
100 Free: 51.02, Jamie Pincin at Mizzou Invite (11/18)
200 Free: 1:52.03, Jamie Pincin at Mizzou Invite (11/17)
500 Free: 4:55.30, Nina Gonzalez at Mizzou Invite (11/16)
1000 Free: 10:21.37, Paige Lampron vs. UCSB (1/19)
1650 Free: 17:39.50, Paige Lampron at Mizzou Invite (11/18)
100 Fly: 56.13, Cora McClelland at Mizzou Invite (11/16)
200 Fly: 2:02.31, Nina Gonzalez at Mizzou Invite (11/18)
100 Back: 54.66, Solie Laughlin at Mizzou Invite (11/16)*/**
200 Back: 1:57.49, Solie Laughlin at Mizzou Invite (11/18)*
100 Breast: 1:02.89, Kristin Schumann at Mizzou Invite (11/17)
200 Breast: 2:16.09, Kristin Schumann at Mizzou Invite (11/18)
200 IM: 2:00.82, Solie Laughlin at Mizzou Invite (11/16)
400 IM: 4:20.97, Solie Laughlin at Mizzou Invite (11/17)
200 Free Relay: 1:33.54, Jamie Pincin, Mia Cunnan, Ali Sena, Courtney Schultz at Mizzou Invite (11/16)
400 Free Relay: 3:27.57, Jamie Pincin, Courtney Schultz, Ali Sena, Nina Gonzalez at Mizzou Invite (11/18)
800 Free Relay: 7:38.90, Courtney Schultz, Jamie Pincin, Nina Gonzalez, Solie Laughlin at Mizzou Invite (11/17)
200 Medley Relay: 1:43.58, Solie Laughlin, Kristin Schumann, Cora McClelland, Mia Cunnan at Mizzou Invite (11/17)
400 Medley Relay: 3:45.12, Solie Laughlin, Kristin Schumann, Cora McClelland, Courtney Schultz at Mizzou Invite (11/16)
1-Meter: 270.67, Katie Truong vs. San Jose State (1/20)
3-Meter: 265.80, Jessica Fernandez vs. San Jose State (1/20)
Platform: 184.15, Inessa Toropov at Bruin Invite (1/14)

*denotes fastest time in the MPSF this season
**denotes relay leadoff leg time

2017-18 MILESTONES
NCAA “B”Qualifying Marks
Solie Laughlin - 100 Back (54.66 at Mizzou Invite, 11/16)
Solie Laughlin - 200 Back (1:57.49 at MIzzou Invite, 11/18)
Solie Laughlin - 200 IM (2:00.82 at Mizzou Invite (11/16)

NCAA Zone Diving Qualifying Marks
Katie Truong - 1 Meter (270.67 vs. San Jose State, 1/20)

- #GoAgs -