Aggies set to defend MPSF crown in Southern California

The Aggies look for a repeat of this celebration this week in Southern California as the UC Davis women's swimming and diving team looks to defend its MPSF title. (Photo by Dan Avila)
Feb. 13, 2017

THIS WEEK…
UC Davis at MPSF Championships
Wed.-Sat., Feb. 15-18, 2017
Prelims: 10:00 a.m.
Finals: 6:00 p.m.
East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, Calif.)
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (Pasadena, Calif.)
Meet Coverage: Live Scoring | Live Video | Meet Mobile App

TAKE YOUR MARKS: Coming off a victory over a conference rival to close out the regular season, the UC Davis women's swimming and diving team heads to Southern California to defend its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title this week. The meet begins with a pair of relay events on Wednesday (Feb. 15) and runs through Sunday (Feb. 18), with the swimming portion of the meet held at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif., while the divers will compete at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: The schedule for this week's championship is listed below, beginning with the prelims each morning at 10 a.m., followed by the finals later in the day at 6 p.m. The only deviation to that schedule will come on Wednesday night with the finals in  both the 200 medley and 800 free relays. Only women's events are listed. For more information on the championship, please visit the MPSF website at www.mpsports.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 15
200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay

Thursday, Feb. 16
500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, 1-Meter, 200 Free Relay

Friday, Feb. 17
400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 3-Meter, 400 Medley Relay

Saturday, Feb. 18
1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, Platform, 200 Free Relay

"WATCH" IT LIVE: For those UC Davis fans unable to make the trip south, live scoring and video will be available for this week's championships. Links will be made available on both the MPSF website (www.mpsports.org) and the UC Davis women's swimming and diving schedule page at UCDavisAggies.com.

Fans can also follow along on their mobile devices via the "Meet Mobile" app available for download through the iTunes App Store or Google Play via the following link: http://www.activeswim.com/swim-meet-software/meet-mobile. The app is free to download, but a small subscription fee will be charged to obtain results.

MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY: East Los Angeles College will be the host for the conference swimming championships for the sixth consecutive season, while the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center will host the diving portion of the MPSF Championships for the fourth straight year. UC Davis is just one of three schools to have claimed a conference championship on the women's side along with BYU (2012) and Hawai'i (2015).

UC Davis at the MPSF Championships…
2010-11: 726 points (1st of nine teams)
2011-12: 546 (3rd of 10; BYU 1st - 732)
2012-13: 673.5 (1st of eight)
2013-14: 712.5 (1st of eight)
2014-15: 632 (2nd of seven; Hawai'i 1st - 747)
2015-16: 735 (1st of seven)

2016 MPSF CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: For the fourth time in the six-year history of women's swimming and diving championships in the MPSF, the Aggies came away with the conference crown in Southern California, scoring 735 points to outscore defending champion Hawai'i, which finished with 673. The 735 points were the most by a UC Davis squad at the MPSF Championships and the second-highest winning total behind the Rainbow Wahine's winning total of 747 in 2015. Then freshman Solie Laughlin took home three individual titles (100 back, 200 back, 400 IM) as well as a spot on the winning 400 medley relay en route to conference freshman of the year honors, while then junior Hilvy Cheung won the 200 fly.

SHE'S TOPS: Sophomore Solie Laughlin owns the fastest times in the MPSF this season in both distances of her signature event, posting a time of 54.34 in the 100 back and 1:54.48 in the 200 back, as well as the 400 IM (4:11.91), while teammate Kristin Schumann is the league's quickest in the 200 breast at 2:14.56. Senior diver Serena Yee also holds the top scores this season on both the 1-meter (287.55) and 3-meter (301.05) boards with her Athlete of the Week performances against Pacific on Feb. 4.

2016-17 MILESTONES
NCAA "B" Qualifying Marks
Solie Laughlin - 100 Back (54.34 at Phill Hansel Invitational Prelims, 11/19/16)
Solie Laughlin - 100 Back (54.41 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/19/16)
Solie Laughlin - 200 Back (1:54.58 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/20/16)
Solie Laughlin - 200 IM (2:00.77 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/18/16)
Solie Laughlin - 400 IM (4:11.91 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/19/16)
Solie Laughlin - 400 IM (4:17.25 at Phill Hansel Invitational Prelims, 11/19/16)
Kristin Schumann - 100 Breast (1:02.48 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/19/16)
Kristin Schumann - 200 Breast (2:14.56 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/20/16)
Elise Roberts - 200 Breast (2:15.98 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/20/16)

NCAA Zone Diving Qualifying Marks
Angelina Proshak - 1 Meter (278.18 vs. Nevada/Cal State East Bay, 11/4/16)
Serena Yee - 1 Meter (287.55 vs. Pacific, 2/4/17)
Serena Yee - 3 Meter (301.05 vs. Pacific, 2/4/17)

School Records
Solie Laughlin - 200 Back (1:54.58 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/20/16)
Solie Laughlin - 400 IM (4:11.91 at Phill Hansel Invitational Finals, 11/19/16)
Serena Yee - 3 Meter (301.05 vs. Pacific, 2/4/17)

Swimmers of the Week
Solie Laughlin - CollegeSwimming.com (11/23/16)
Courtney Schultz - CollegeSwimming.com (10/25/16)
Serena Yee - MPSF (2/8/17)