Gauchos Win Last Dual Meet of the Season, UCSB 147 UNLV 115
Jan. 28, 2006
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Three freshman swimmers with double wins as well as freshman Jessica Cruzat with three individual wins helped UCSB defeat University of Las Vegas and close out the dual meet season on Saturday January 28, 2006 at Campus Pool.
The meet started off at a fast pace as UCSB stole first place in the 200 medley relay. Swimming it was the four J's, Jessica Cruzat, Jen Cook, Jen Schwalb, and Jenisse Demeulenaere with a time of 1:46.91, two seconds ahead of UNLV. From there freshman swimmer Jessica Cruzat took first in the 100 back with a time of 57.71. Senior teammate Danielle Taylor took second with a time of 59.51 in that event, and was honored at this meet for her achievements as a graduating senior Gaucho. Cruzat won the 200 back, 2:03.44, as well as the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.32. Teammate Courtney Jenkins took second in the 200 IM, 2:08.98 for a one, two finish in that event.
Freshman Erin Yamamoto contributed two wins at this meet, one in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:07.02. Proving her versatility she also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.30. Freshman Nadia Dwidar took home two wins in the 200 free, 1:53.54 and in the 100 free 52.48.
Junior Jen Schwalb won the 100 butterfly with a time 56.30 and took second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.78. Senior Jen Cook took third in the breast event, 1:06.30. After taking second in the 200 IM Jenkins took third in the 200 free, 1:55.06, and fourth in the 100 free, 53.10.
The Guachos will prepare for the championship segment of the season with the Big West Championship meet February 15-18, 2006 in Long Beach, California.