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Swimmer Allen rearranges UCSB record book

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UCSB swimmer Wade Allen, a former Davis High standout, set a Gaucho record in the 100 freestyle and tied his own school mark in the 100 butterfly at the recent Texas Invitational. Courtesy photo

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From page B1 | December 13, 2013 |

Let’s get started. There’s a lot of ground to cover …

Allen rolls to new standard — Former Davis High standout Wade Allen set a UC Santa Barbara record in the 100 freestyle, covering the distance in 43.26 on the final day of the Texas Invitational last weekend.

Chris Peterson held the Gauchos’ previous best (43.27) and before him it was four-time Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak.

Allen, a 2011 DHS grad, tied his school mark in 100 butterfly (46.65) the day before and swam the nation’s 10th-best 50 free (19.69) in the same meet.

A junior at UCSB, Wade is the brother of former Stanford and Blue Devil star Jake and current UC Davis water polo player Trevor. The trio were a key ingredient in the Devil domination of pool sports during their years at DHS.

Aggie fan rewarded — UC Davis basketball fan Jan Stallman is headed to the Final Four in April.

As part of a weekly giveaway, the NCAA is providing some lucky Division I school supporters four tickets to the Dallas AT&T Stadium finals April 5 and 7. The contest runs through March 10 and can be found at NCAA.com.

“I was amazed. I do not ever win things,” Stallman told Eric Bankston of UCD’s sports communication team. “The Final Four is in Dallas and, coincidentally, I have a brother that lives about 65 miles away. I have already called him and reserved the spare bedroom.”

Aggie Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing Scott Brayton weighed in:

“UC Davis is excited to use this platform to engage directly with our basketball fans to offer them the ultimate college basketball experience.”

Stallman and UCD will be featured on the NCAA website (www.ncaa.com/national-ticket-giveaway).

DHS golf coach honored — Among the six mentors named as Sac Joaquin Section Model Coaches is Davis High girls golf coach Rhonda Mohr, a two-time Delta Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Mohr’s teams have won six league titles in her seven seasons with the Blue Devils.

In addition to Mohr’s position with DHS, she is executive director of the Davis Golf Academy. Her past affiliations include board member of the California Golf Course Owners Association, Sacramento Community Service Planning Association and the California Golf Tourism Alliance.

“Her demeanor and patience, while demanding of effort, has been perfect for a bunch of girls who like golf, had skills but needed coaching,” said former Davis schools trustee Richard Harris, whose daughter Casey is mentored by Mohr.

“Rhonda’s professionalism and adherence to teaching the CIF Model Coach core ethical values is behind no other coach.”

Others honored are volleyball coaches Rusty Fachner (Escalon) and Maria Hill (Valley Christian), football coaches Michael Gimenez (Whitney) and Mike Johnson (Franklin) and softball/volleyball/skiing coach Mimi Scott (Colfax).

Pacific Northwest weather alert — Brilliant in her Blue Devil basketball career, Ashleigh Vandenbrink has been bringing even more rain during her first season at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.

Ranked 14th in the nation among NAIA Division II 3-point shooters (47 percent), freshman Vandenbrink has helped the Owls get off to a 12-0 start.

She’s averaging nine points a game (also shooting 47 percent from the field) and is starting to get busy on the boards.

As local fans already know, Vandenbrink is The Real Deal and could’ve helped any program anywhere, at any level.

Coach Scott Meredith knows he got a gem in Ashleigh and no one should be surprised when Oregon Tech emerges as one of the nation’s top lower-division squads over these next four seasons.

Speaking of good basketball — Don’t let the records fool you.

Even though each UCD hardcourt program is suffering through hard knocks, both the Aggie men and women have the talent to make a run at Big West Conference crowns. Seriously.

Both have tough nonleague tests again this weekend … The men travel to 6-2 Stanford for a 5 p.m. Saturday tilt and the women are at 7-1 St. Mary’s (Sunday, 1 p.m.).

A look at the Aggie men’s record (3-7) suggests a not-so-hot team. My guess is once UCD begins to play some defense, that mark will improve.

The women — at 2-6 — have played giants. Last week it was No. 1 Connecticut. Last month is was No. 6 Stanford. And they’ve had some other rugged tasks along the way. But dominant wins over Akron and San Jose State suggest there’s more than has so far met the eye in these Aggies.

In either case, regardless of outcome, we’re fortunate both UCD teams are exciting to watch.

But both men’s coach Jim Les and women’s boss Jennifer Gross know the future is now. Both squads have to get better in a hurry.

A slow start in Big West play is not acceptable.

— Bruce Gallaudet is a staff writer for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at [email protected] or 530-320-4456.

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