Bakersfield, Calif.----- San Jose State University swimmers Morgan McCormick and Riley Spitser and diver Cari Reiswig were multiple-event winners and combined to take first places in seven events leading the Spartans to a 199.5-97.5 win over CSU Bakersfield in a non-conference women's swimming and diving dual meet.
McCormick, a freshman from Golden, Colo., was the meet's top only three-time individual winner with first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 individual medley in the Spartans' first competition since the Arena Invitational before Thanksgiving.
Spitser stretched her individual-event winning streak to nine races in a row since mid-October, with victories in the 500 and 1,000 freestyles. The sophomore from San Diego also swam the anchor leg on the Spartans' 200 freestyle relay to conclude the meet.
"This was a good performance. We haven't competed since mid-November. We were a little rusty," said San Jose State head coach Sage Hopkins about his team that won 13 of the 17 events and tied for first in the 50 freestyle. The Spartans upped their dual meet record to 6-0.
"There were some very encouraging things - our turns and our walls. We made them a big priority the last six weeks."
Reiswig, a freshman from Galt, Calif., took first in the 1 and 3-meter diving events.
Dominique Yoder in the 100 breaststroke, Kayla Nakamoto in the 200 butterfly, Amanda Buxbaum in the 200 breaststroke, Michaela McLean in the 100 butterfly and the Spartans' "A" relay teams in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle touched first in their respective events. San Jose State's Taylor Solorio tied for first in the 50 freestyle.
CSU Bakersfield's loss left the Roadrunners with a 3-4 dual meet record.
San Jose State continues a busy weekend of action Saturday, January 3, at the USD Relay Meet. The Spartans, Boise State and host the University of San Diego are competing. First relay race starts at 11:00 a.m.
San Jose State University Women's Swimming & Diving Hillman Aquatics Complex, Bakersfield, Calif. January 2, 2015
Final Score - San Jose State 199.5, CSU Bakersfield 97.5.
(x) - Exhibition swim
200 Medley Relay - 1, San Jose State A (Morgan McCormick, Jenner Johnson, Michaela McLean, Brynne Beneke), 1:47.25. 2, San Jose State B (Haley Smith, Taylor Solorio, Cassidy Robinson, Christina Bruni), 1:49.13. 3, CSU Bakersfield A, 1:50.57.
100 Backstroke - 1, Morgan McCormick, San Jose State, 57.76. 2, Paola Hernandez, CSUB, 58.17. 3, Michaela McLean, San Jose State, 58.24. Other San Jose State - 4, Haley Smith, 1:00.03. 6, Lisa Ellis, 1:01. 81(x). Morgan Miller, 1:02.44(x).
100 Breaststroke - 1, Dominique Yoder, San Jose State, 1:06.20. 2, Jenner Johnson, San Jose State, 1:06.45. 3, Dylana Milobar, CSUB, 1:07.50. Other San Jose State - 4, Amanda Buxbaum, 1:07.93. 5, Shannon Slaught, 1:10.21. (x).
200 Butterfly - 1, Kayla Nakamoto, San Jose State, 2:08.04. 2, Lucy Sanderson, CSUB, 2:15.90. 3, Audrey Willoughby, CSUB, 2:25.03.
50 Freestyle - 1, Lauren Kauffman, CSUB, 24.29. 2, Brynne Beneke, San Jose State, 24.41. 3, Taylor Solorio, San Jose State, 24.53. Other San Jose State - 5, Michaela McLean, 24.96. Angel Van Hofwegen, 25.55 (x). Alyssa Cable, 25.64 (x). Brittany Heng, 25.76 (x).
100 Freestyle - 1, tied, Taylor Solorio, San Jose State, and Paola Hernandez, CSUB, 52.44. 3, Brynne Beneke, San Jose State, 53.34. Other San Jose State - 5, Christina Bruni, 54.02 (x). Brittany Heng, 56.754 (x). Lynea Baudino, 56.81 (x).
200 Breaststroke - 1, Amanda Buxbaum, San Jose State, 2:24.23. 2, Dylana Milobar, CSUB, 2:24.52. 3, Michelle Berry, San Jose State, 2:24.69. 4, Jenner Johnson, 2:25.71. 5, Dominique Yoder, San Jose State, 2:27.18 (x). Shannon Slaught, San Jose State, 2:31.52 (x).
100 Butterfly - 1, Michaela McLean, San Jose State, 57.31. 2, Paola Hernandez, CSUB, 57.47. 3, Kayla Nakamoto, San Jose State, 58.62. Other San Jose State - 4, Allison Davis, 1:00.77. 5, Cassidy Robinson, 1:01.86 (x). Angel Van Hofwegen, 1:00.23 (x).
200 Individual Medley - 1, Morgan McCormick, San Jose State, 2:09.82. 2, Allison Davis, San Jose State, 2:12.30. 3, Haley Smith, San Jose State, 2:12.45. Other San Jose State - 5, Colleen Humel, 2:13.78 (x). Cassandra Penrose, 2:24.20 (x).
200 Freestyle Relay - 1, San Jose State A (Taylor Solorio, Brynne Beneke, Amber Nelson, Riley Spitser), 1:36.82. 2, CSUB A, 1:38.54. 3, San Jose State B (Christina Bruni, Angel Van Hofwegen, Brooke Hammond, Lisa Ellis), 1:40.05.