La Jolla, Calif.----- For the second day in a row, San Jose State University's outcome in a women's swimming and diving non-conference dual meet with UC San Diego came down to the final event.
The Spartans' 400 freestyle relay team of Shona Spikes, Gabby Heng, Katie McIntee and Taylor Lehr edged UC San Diego's top foursome by .14 seconds and San Jose State came away with a 153-146 victory over the Tritons.
For McIntee, it was her best day as a Spartan winning the 100 and 200 free and contributing to a relay victory. Colleen Humel was first again in the 100 and 200 back extending her winning streak in backstroke races to 14.
San Jose State had nine first-place finishes in the 16-event meet. Cari Reiswig was first in the 1-meter and Kylie Fonseca won the 3-meter diving events. In her only race of the day, Brittany Heng took the 50 free for the second straight day and Violani Auva'a touched first in the 100 fly.
"I am very proud of how our team performed today. We had to pull two of our top swimmers and team captains out of the meet due to injury. That put us in a hole before the meet started. The team stepped up and fought hard to the end," said San Jose State head coach Sage Hopkins about his team avenging a 152.00-148.00 loss to UC San Diego the day before.
In four days, the Spartans (4-2) won three of four dual meets on the road.
"It's been a successful trip. More than the wins and losses, the team took a huge step forward today in terms of digging deep and fighting hard after a tough start," Hopkins said about the team's annual Southern California trip.
San Jose State returns to action Friday, January 12, taking on Cal State East Bay in a dual meet starting at 1:00 p.m.
San Jose State University women's swimming & diving
Canyonview Pool, La Jolla, Calif.
San Jose State vs. UC San Diego
Final score -- San Jose State (SJSU) 153, UC San Diego (UCSD) 146
100 free -- 1, Katie McIntee, SJSU, 52.41. More San Jose State finishers -- 3, Gabby Heng, 53.65. 4, Shona Spikes, 54.18. 7, Antoinette Loya, x54.71. NP, Adie Collard, x54.62. NP, Kate Hanf, x55.34. NP, x56.29. NP, Katrina Slivkoff, x57.00.
200 individual medley -- 1, Rachel Taylor, UCSD, 2:07.90. San Jose State finishers -- 2, Violani Auva'a, 2:09.86. 3, Kate Hanf, 2:10.55. 5, Colleen Humel, 2:11.82. 8, Jenna Lloyd, x2:16.77. NP, Jamie Dodd, 2:15.14. NP, Gillian Logan, x2:17.25.
400 free relay -- 1, San Jose State A (Shona Spikes, Gabby Heng, Katie McIntee, Taylor Lehr), 3:30.19. 2, UC San Diego A, 3:30.33. 3, UC San Diego B. 4, San Jose State B (Madison Grimes, Adie Collard, Antoinette Loya, Erin Wayman) 3:36.59.
San Jose State -- 4-2
UC San Diego -- 4-3