Bushey Leads Spartans In Season Opening Victory At Bulldog Invitational

Riley Spitser continued her strong swimming, earning a first place spot in the 200 free.
Oct. 11, 2014

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FRESNO, Calf. - The San José State swimming and diving team defeated Mountain West members Fresno State and Air Force to take home the top spot in the two-day Bulldog Invitational.

"We are very happy with both the approach the team took into this meet and how they performed. It was a complete effort today," said head coach Sage Hopkins.

"Last night in a team meeting I challenged the swimmers and divers to win the meet by 300 points, and we achieved that goal; winning by 320 points. We had many highlights today, perhaps most notable being freshman Brenna [Bushey] winning two events and setting a new meet and pool record in the 100 fly," said Hopkins.

Freshman Brenna Bushey continued her stellar swimming with three first-place finishes in the 100 fly, 100 back and 100 free. The Littleton, Colo. native set the pool and meet record in the 100 fly with a time 54.78.

San José State also got strong showings from junior Riley Spitser, as she led the pack in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.72. Morgan McCormick also earned a top finish in the 200 back touching the wall in 2:04.79.

The Spartans team of Michaela McLean, Christina Bruni, Brynne Beneke, and Taylor Solorio bested the field with a time of 1:36.46 in the 200 free relay. SJSU also took first in the 400 medley with a time of 3:53.25 from Morgan McCormich, Dominique Yoder, Beneke, and McLean.

San José State will return to the pool on Friday, October 17 in a head to head matchup with UC Davis in Davis, Calif. Start time is set for 3:00 p.m. PT.

Bulldog Invitational
October 12, 2014


Team Score -- San José State - 1,292, Fresno State - 972, Air Force - 895.

200 Free Relay
1. San José State "A" (McLean, Bruni, Beneke, Solorio), 1:36.46; 4. San José State "B" (Spitser, Nelson, Baudino, Van Hofwegen), 1:39.00; 6. San José State "C" (Cable, Robinson, Heng, Hammond), x1:42.01.

400 IM
1. Kim Davis (Air Force), 4:26.05; 2. Morgan McCormick (SJSU), 4:33.36; 6. Amanda Buxbaum (SJSU), 4:42.76; 7. Michelle Berry (SJSU), 4:42.80; 12. Haley Smith (SJSU), 4:45.28; 15. Morgan Miller (SJSU), 4:54.81.

100 Fly
1. Brenna Bushey (SJSU), 54.78*, 2. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 57.58; 4. Kayla Nakamoto (SJSU), 59.41; 7. Angel Van Hofwegen (SJSU), 1:00.05; 11. Alyssa Cable (SJSU), 1:00.39; 15. Shannon Slaught (SJSU), 1:01.02.

200 Free
1. Riley Spitser (SJSU), 1:52.72; 5. Brynne Beneke (SJSU), 1:56.12; 6. Alli Davis (SJSU), 1:56.82; 8. Amber Nelson (SJSU), 1:57.43; 10. Taylor Solorio (SJSU), 1:55.43; 11. Brooke Hammond (SJSU), 1:59.99; 19. Allyson Fellows (SJSU), 2:03.15; 22. Brittany Heng (SJSU), 2:04.33; 25. Lynea Baudino (SJSU), 2:05.00.

100 Breast
1. Brooke Rodriguez (Fresno State), 1:05.43; 2. Dominique Yoder (SJSU), 1:06.18; 4. Amanda Buxbaum (SJSU), 1:07.20; 5. Jenner Johnson (SJSU), 1:07.98; 7. Shannon Slaught (SJSU), 1:08.57; 9. Michelle Berry (SJSU), 1:08.99.

100 Back
1. Brenna Bushey (SJSU), 57.61; 2. Morgan McCormick (SJSU), 57.80; 3. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 58.95; 4. Colleen Humel (SJSU), 59.63; 6. Christina Bruni (SJSU), 1:00.06; 7. Brynne Beneke (SJSU), 1:00.43; 9. Cassidy Robinson (SJSU), 1:01.07; 14. Haley Smith (SJSU), 1:01.74; 15. Lisa Ellis (SJSU), 1:01.81; 18. Angel Van Hofwegen (SJSU), 1:04.14; 20. Morgan Miller (SJSU), 1:04.49; 22. Brittany Heng (SJSU), 1:05.93.

400 Medley Relay
1. San José State "A" (McCormick, Yoder, McLean, Beneke), 3:52.25; 4. San José State "B" (Humel, Buxbaum, Nakamoto, Bruni), 3:59.20; 6. San José State "C" (Ellis, Johnson, Davis, Hammond), x4:03.95; 10. San José State "D" (Smith, Slaught, Van Hofwegen, Heng), x4:07.75.

3 mtr Diving
1. Shelbie Holden (Fresno State), 279.90; 2. Cari Reiswig (SJSU), 233.15; 6. Marissa O'Quinn, 193.80; 7. Kylie Fonseca (SJSU), 185.60.

1650 Free
1. Genevieve Miller (Air Force), 17:02.28; 2. Riley Spitser (SJSU), 17:13.57; 5. Allyson Fellows (SJSU), 17:48.60.

200 Back
1. Morgan McCormick (SJSU), 2:04.79; 2. Colleen Humel (SJSU), 2:10.19; 3. Haley Smith (SJSU), 2:10.39; 7. Morgan Miller (SJSU), 2:13.56; 11. Lisa Ellis (SJSU), 2:14.39.

100 Free
1. Brenna Bushey (SJSU), 51.94; 3. Taylor Solorio (SJSU), 51.28; 6. Christina Bruni (SJSU), 53.55; 7. Amber Nelson (SJSU), 54.03; 8. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 54.28; Alli Davis (SJSU), 54:29; 13. Angel Van Hofwegen (SJSU), 54.76; 16. Brooke Hammond (SJSU), 55.39; 19. Riley Spitser (SJSU), 55.99; 20. Lynea Baudino (SJSU), 56.07; 22. Lisa Ellis (SJSU), 57.14; 25. Colleen Humel (SJSU), 59.62.

200 Breast
1. Kim Davis (Air Force), 2:20.68; 4. Amanda Buxbaum (SJSU), 2:24.61; 5. Dominique Yoder (SJSU), 2:25.90; 7. Michelle Berry (SJSU), 2:28.35; 8. Jenner Johnson (SJSU), 2:28.56; 9. Shannon Slaught (SJSU), 2:28.66.

200 Fly
1. Esme Gullick (Fresno State), 2:06.94; 3. Kayla Nakamoto (SJSU), 2:09.00.

400 Free Relay
1. Fresno State "A", 3:30.53; 2. San José State "A" (Beneke, Bruni, Nelson, Solorio), 3. San José State "B" (McCormick, McLean, Davis, Van Hofwegen), 3:31.07; 5. San José State "C" (Spitser, Hammond, Baudino, Ellis), x3:41.26.