Nov. 17, 2007
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - CSU Bakersfield played host to the traveling UC Santa Barbara swim teams this Saturday at CSUB's Hillman Aquatics Center. The Gauchos were able to defeat the Roadrunners on both sides of the pool, marking their second weekend in a row of victorious meets. Junior Chris Good once more earned double victories in the men's win over CSUB, helping the Gauchos win 128-75. Sophomore Katie Ure also racked up two individual wins on the women's side, to help claim a 152-77 victory over the Roadrunners.
The meet opened up with Brittany Borowitz, Carri Cook, Jamie Cisar, and Nadia Dwidar taking the 400 medley relay by over six seconds from their closest competitor (4:00.99). However, the men could not repeat the women's success and lost a close race to the Roadrunners.
Freshman Kelsey Lewis got the Gauchos back on track with her winning performance in the 1000 freestyle (10:43.52). This marked Lewis' first individual win of her career as a Gaucho. Two freshmen, Cisar and Kevin Kuhn, also garnered their first college wins by defeating her opponents in the 100 free with times of 54.35 and 46.73, respectively.
Junior Nadia Dwidar swam two seconds faster than her competition to place first in the 200 free (1:54.06). For the second week in a row sophomore Naomi Javanifard beat her opponents to claim the number one spot in the 50 free (24.40). Junior Jeff Sudbury held off the pack in the 50 free to continue his domination of the event (21.02).
In the 200 butterfly, sophomore Danny McClary gained the win over his CSUB counterpart in a time of 1:52.21. It took freshman Brittany Borowitz's competition eight seconds to catch up to her 500 freestyle winning time of 5:11.21. Cook, a sophomore, breezed through the 200 breaststroke for the last UCSB individual win of the day (2:26.86).
Good, the school record holder in the 200 back (1:46.79), showed off his talent, winning both the 200 IM (1:54.18) and the 200 back (1:50.54.) He was the only double winner on the men's side. Ure continued her double event winning streak by placing first in the 200 IM (2:09.37) and the 200 fly (2:07.13)
UCSB closed out the meet by sweeping the 400 free relays. Courtney Bauer, Stephanie Brooks, Niki Schrakamp, and Dwidar won the event in 3:36.86. On the men's side, Kuhn, Sudbury, McClary, and Matt Bartlett beat out the competition in 3:08.55.
Henry Holmberg was the only double event winner for the Roadrunners, taking both the 1000 free and the 500 free. Stephanie Donnelly beat out Javanifard to take the top spot in the 200 back. Donnelly was the only individual win on the women's side for CSUB.
The Gauchos step back into the water at the end of November when they head up to Federal Way, Wash., to compete in the Husky Invitational Nov. 29-Dec. 2.