UCSB Sweeps UNLV Invitational

Nov. 22, 2017

MPSF Swim & Dive Release 7

UCSB women and men each won the UNLV Invitational (Nov. 16-18), finishing by wide margins ahead of six other teams. Kevin Mendoza recorded a 29th-ranked time in winning the 200 fly (1:45.81). Billy Mullis swept the backstrokes; taking the 100 (47.98) and breaking his own 200 school record (1:43.02). Douglas Nogueira was the meet’s high-point winner with four top-three swims… Heaven Quintana was the only woman in the 200 fly to break two minutes (1:59.36). Emily Boggess won the 500 (4:51.48) and 1650 free (16:42.39).

PACIFIC Kenna Ramey was the only UNLV Invitational swimmer to earn three individual wins; taking the 50 free (23.11), 100 fly (53.70, B cut), and 100 IM (56.97), while also swimming on the school record-setting first-place 200 medley relay (1:40.32) and first-place 400 free relay (3:24.31). Leading the Tiger men were first-place and school records by Neil Franka in the 100 IM (49.53 prelim, No. 1 ranked time per collegeswimming.com) and 200 IM (1:46.82, B cut). He added a second-place 100 fly with another ‘B’ cut and Tiger record 47.50.

CAL POLY men placed fourth, while the women took fifth at the UNLV Invitational (Nov. 16-18). Freshman David Hudson broke the school record in the men’s 200 fly with a second-place and 32nd-ranked time (1:46.08). Brian Whittington also had a second-place swim in the 100 breast (54.85). Hailey Houck placed second in the women’s 400 IM (4:24.06) and third in the 200 fly (2:01.59).

BYU Elizabeth Holmes earned a zone cut on the one-meter board, while Nathan Gonzales and Morgan Cooper both earned zone cuts on the one and three-meter at the Texas Diving Invitational. Kelly Hatanaka earned a second-place prelim in the 400 IM (4:26.68).

UC DAVIS placed sixth of 12 at the Missouri Invitational (Nov. 16-18). Solie Laughlin posted two NCAA B cuts, in the 200 back (ninth overall with a season-best 1:57.49) as well as the 200 IM (2:00.82).

SAN DIEGO Dani Taylor finished second in the 100 free (50.61) and was a member of each of the three second-place Torero relay teams.

HAWAII competed in the Texas A&M Invitational (Nov. 16-18), where the women and men both placed fifth. Franzi Weidner had three top-10 swims in the 100 (5th, 59.41) and 200 breast (8th, 2:08.61), and 200 IM (9th, 1:55.68) .Metin Aydin had a sixth-ranked 200 back (1:41.63).