Strong start for Aggies at MPSF swim finals

By February 23, 2011

LONG BEACH — Two school records fell and the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team also set two NCAA B Consideration Standard times on Wednesday in the first day of competition at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

Going into Day 2 of the four-day event, the Aggies are in first place with 74 points, with a slim lead over UC Santa Barbara, which is second with 72 points. Cal Poly is third with 64 points.

Kayleigh Foley, Heidi Kucera, Bridget Bugbee and Linda Hermann won the 800 freestyle relay in a UCD record time of 7:15.42, which also stands as an NCAA B Consideration Standard. The Aggies won the event by almost six full seconds, outswimming second-place Cal Poly.

The school record-setting time broke the previous mark by two seconds.

In the 200 medley relay, Ashley Chandler joined Kucera, Foley and Linda Hermann to touch the wall in 1:41.07, setting another UCD record and achieving another B Standard time.

The second-place swim bested the previous school mark of 1:41.33, set last season by Chandler, Foley, Morgan Lee and Jen Cadmus. UCSB won the event on Wednesday with a time of 1:40.08.

The meet continues Thursday with the 500 free, the 50 free, the 200 individual medley and the 400 medley relay as well as 1-meter diving.

Enterprise staff

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