Record-Setting Day Helps Move Spartans To Seventh Place

Riley Spitser breaks Marisa DeWames school-record in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.07.

Feb. 21, 2014

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San Antonio, Texas --- School-record breaking performances in the 400 medley relay and 200 free were the highlights as the San José State University women's swimming team moved into seventh place after three days at the Mountain West Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

The 400 medley relay team of Michaela McLean, Darcie Anderson, Ashlyn Acosta, and Alysha Bush started the record-breaking day, breaking the previous school-record of 3:39.45 after placing fourth with a final time of 3:38.98. Leading off the Spartans in the relay, McLean's split of 54.91 is the second fastest backstroke time in San José State history.  

"We are very pleased with our performance today and we are very excited about the momentum we have going into the final day," said head coach Sage Hopkins. "We had many very good performances today, but I would like to mention our 400 medley relay team which broke our school record by a half a second."

Sophomore Riley Spitser had another school record-breaking performance placing seventh in the 200 free in 1:48.07 and breaking Marisa DeWames' previous school-record of 1:48.53.

Senior Taylor Curado and Michelle Berry each secured a spot in the San José State All-Time Best Marks list in their respective races and scored points for the Spartans in the meet. Curado now holds the #3 all-time spot in the 100 fly with her preliminary time of 54.39 and Berry is #3 in the 400 IM, clocking in at 4:25.81 in the preliminaries. In the evening finals, Curado was eighth in the 100 fly and Berry was 15th in the 400 IM.

The Mountain West Conference Championships conclude Saturday, February 22, with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform diving, and the 400 free relay. Preliminary rounds begin at 11:00 a.m. (CT)/9:00 a.m. (PT). The 1650 free begins at 3:30 p.m. (CT)/1:30 p.m. (PT) followed by the last round of finals starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT)/4:30 p.m. (PT)

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Mountain West Conference Women's Swimming Championships

Palo Alto College Natatorium, San Antonio, Texas

Friday, February 21, 2014

Final Results:

400 Medley Relay

  1. San Diego State "A", 3:35.13. 4. San José State "A" (Michaela McLean, Darcie Anderson, Ashlyn Acosta, Alysha Bush), 3:38.98.

400 IM

  1. Yawen Li (Nevada), 4:07.09. 16. Michelle Berry (SJSU), 4:26.78. 24. Allyson Fellows (SJSU), 4:35.76.

100 Fly

  1. Katelyn Herrington (UNLV), 51.48. 5. Ashlyn Acosta (SJSU), 54.09. 8. Taylor Curado (SJSU), 55.19. 15. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 56.49. 19. Alyssa Cable (SJSU), 56.38.

200 Free

  1. Teresa Baerens (Nevada), 1:46.56. 7. Riley Spitser (SJSU), 1:48.07. 11. Erika Harvey (SJSU), 1:49.36.

100 Breast

  1.  Laura Day (San Diego State), 1:01.73. 4. Darcie Anderson (SJSU), 1:02.20. 19. Natasha Moffitt (SJSU), 1:04.25. 23. Amanda Buxbaum (SJSU), 1:04.78

100 Back

  1. Anika Apostalon (San Diego State), 51.92. 15. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 56.11. 17. Brynne Beneke (SJSU), 55.72. 21. Haley Smith (SJSU), 56.85. 23. Christina Bruni (SJSU), 57.27. 

Team Scores 
 1 Boise State 477

2 San Diego State 458.50

3 Nevada 319

4 Wyoming 280

5 UNLV 221.50

6 New Mexico 218

7 San Jose State 198

8 Air Force 193

9 Colorado State 131

10 Fresno State 126