UC Davis Seeks Second MPSF Title

Hannah Tears and her diving teammates will compete at the U.S. Air Force Academy in this week's MPSF Swimming and Diving Championships
 
Hannah Tears and her diving teammates will compete at the U.S. Air Force Academy in this week's MPSF Swimming and Diving Championships
 

Feb. 19, 2013

DAVIS, Calif. -

Live Webcast   |   Live Results

THIS WEEK
Wednesday, Feb. 20-Saturday, Feb. 23 
at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (S)
East Los Angeles College Pool - East Los Angeles College
(Monterey Park, Calif.) 

Thursday, Feb. 21-Saturday, Feb. 23
at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (D)
The Natatorium - U.S. Air Force Academy
(Colorado Springs, Colo.)

LAST WEEK
Idle since Jan. 27, 2013
 

SECOND MPSF TITLE IN SIGHT FOR  UC DAVIS SWIMMING AND DIVING
After all the records set, and dual victories earned throughout the 2012-13 season, UC Davis swimming and diving will seek a storybook ending to its year at the third annual Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming and Diving Championships. With the swimmers competing at East Los Angeles College Pool on the campus of East Los Angeles College, and the divers competing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aggie swimmers and divers will look to earn its second MPSF championship in the last three years beginning with Wednesday's relay events. 

Live results of this year's championships are available by accessing the following website:

http://results.liveswim.net/bp/MPSF2013

A live webcast is also available by clicking: 

MPSF.TAKEITLIVE.TV


Teams competing at this year's championships include: UC Davis, BYU, Cal Poly, Hawai'i, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, San Diego and UC Santa Barbara.

Swimming Schedule (East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, Calif.)

Wednesday, February 20

5:00 pm  Doors Open for Spectators


 

 

6:00 pm  

  • 200-yd Medley Relay - Final
  • 800-yd Freestyle Relay - Final

Thursday, February 21

9:30 am  Doors Open for Spectators

10:30 am                

  • 500-yd Freestyle - Prelims
  • 200-yd Individual Medley - Prelims
  • 50-yd Freestyle - Prelims

5:00 pm  Doors Open for Spectators

6:00 pm 

  • 500-yd Freestyle - Final
  • 200-yd IM - Final
  • 50-yd Freestyle - Final

Friday, February 22

9:30 am  Doors Open for Spectators

10:30 am                

  • 400-yd Individual Medley - Prelim
  • 100-yd Butterfly - Prelim
  • 200-yd Freestyle - Prelim
  • 100-yd Breaststroke - Prelim
  • 100-yd Backstroke - Prelim

5:00 pm  Doors Open for Spectators

6:00 pm 

  • 400-yd Medley Relay - Final
  • 400-yd IM - Final
  • 100-yd Fly - Final
  • 200-yd Free - Final
  • 100-yd Breaststroke - Final
  • 100-yd Backstroke - Final
  • 200-yd Freestyle Relay (M) Final

Saturday, February 23

9:30 am  Doors Open for Spectators

10:30 am                

  • 200-yd Backstroke - Prelim
  • 100-yd Freestyle - Prelim
  • 200-yd Breaststroke - Prelim
  • 200-yd Butterfly - Prelim

TBD  1650-yd Freestyle -  Final 

5:00 pm  Doors Open for Spectators

6:00 pm                     

  • 1650-yd Freestyle - Final
  • 200-yd Backstroke - Final
  • 100-yd Freestyle - Final
  • 200-yd Breaststroke - Final
  • 200-yd Butterfly - Final
400-yd Freestyle Relay - Final

Diving Schedule (at United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Thursday, February 21

Women's 1 Meter

  • 11:00 - 11:45 AM - Women's 1m Prelims (6 optional dives)
  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM - Women's 1m Consols  (6 optional dives)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM - Women's 1m Finals (6 optional dives)

Friday, February 22                                        

Women's 3 Meter

  • 2:15 - 3:00 PM - Women's 3m Prelims (6 optional dives)
  • 3:15 - 3:45 PM - Women's 3m Consols (6 optional dives)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM - Women's 3m Finals (6 optional dives)

Saturday, February 23

Women's Platform

  • 2:15 - 3:15 PM - Women's Platform Prelims (6 optional dives)
  • 3:30 - 4:00 PM - Women's Platform Consols (6 optional dives)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM - Women's Platform Finals (6 optional dives) 

TO RECAP
UC Davis ended its dual meet schedule in impressive fashion at the Fresno State Aquatics Center, defeating the host Bulldogs 195-105, and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival UC Santa Barbara by a score of 180-120 in a double-dual on Jan. 26. 

The victory over UCSB is the program's first since 2006. UC Davis won nine individual events throughout the afternoon, and both relays to capture victories against both of its opponents to finish their dual schedule with an 8-2 record. 

The Aggies bookended the meet with convincing wins in the two relays. The foursome of Hilary Hunt, Morgan Lee, Megan Leung and Haley Porter claimed the meet win in the 200 medley relay at 1:45.37 -- more than a full second ahead of UC Santa Barbara's `A' squad. The team of Shellem, Porter, Hunt and Edwards closed the day with a winning 3:29.00 in the 400 free relay, outpacing the Gauchos by a 2:29 margin.

Alvarez took down both breaststroke events, then dominated the field in the 200 breast to capture her third event victory of the day. Shellem scored the maximum nine points in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 17:14.73, the fastest at Schaal Aquatics Center since Denver's Michele Lowry set the pool record of 17:07.82 in January 2006.

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM FOR SHELLEM
For the third time this season, junior Samantha Shellem received Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Athlete of the Week honors as announced by the conference on Jan. 30. 

The La Verne, Calif., native dominated the 500 freestyle with a winning time of 5:00.91, more than four full seconds ahead of Gaucho sophomore Heren Alanis at 5:05.35. She also went 1:51.62 in the 200 free, good for second overall in the meet, and first-place points in the UC Davis-Fresno State competition. She added a second-place 2:04.52 in the 200 back.

Shellem also swam the opening leg of the Aggies' 400 free relay team, a squad that touched the wall first at 3:29.00.

Athlete of the Week recognition was also awarded to Shellem on Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 2012.

AGGIES EARN TOP-10 MID-MAJOR RANKING
Recording victories against its last eight straight opponents to finish its dual schedule with an 8-2 record, UC Davis is No. 8 in the nation in CollegeSwimming.com's recent Mid-Major Rankings. UC Davis swimming and diving has earned a top-10 ranking in all three national lists released by CollegeSwimming.com this season.