Women's Swimming Opens Season 3rd At Pacific Invitational

Riley Spitser's first individual swim of the season was a third place finish in the 200 freestyle.
Oct. 23, 2015

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Stockton, Calif.----- Paced by a pair of top-three finishes in the 200 medley and 400 free relays, San Jose State University is in third place after the first night of the Pacific Invitational women's swimming meet.

The Spartans were third in the 200 medley relay and second in the 400 freestyle relay. The two relay races accounted for almost one-quarter of San Jose State's 272 points in the five team meet. Nevada is first with 513 and host Pacific is next with 313. Fresno State at 237 and Fresno Pacific at 121 complete the field.

"We had a real solid first day," said San Jose State head coach Sage Hopkins about the first night of action for the 2015-16 season. Twenty-one (21) entries scored points in the seven individual events. "We had rust to shake off."

Sophomore Colleen Humel's second place finish in the 100 backstroke was the highest placing by a San Jose State swimmer on the first of two days of competition. Humel posted a 56.22 in the 100 backstroke.

Senior Riley Spitser turned in a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a 1:51.92 clocking.

"We can have a very strong day tomorrow (Saturday)," added Coach Hopkins.

The two-day meet concludes on Saturday, October 24, at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool with the first event starting at 10:00 a.m.

1st Day Results from the 2015 Pacific Invitational Women's Swimming Meet Stockton, Calif. October 23, 2015

Team Scores -- 1, Nevada, 513. 2, Pacific, 323. 3, San Jose State, 272. 4, Fresno State, 237. 5, Fresno Pacific, 121.

200 Medley Relay -- 1, Nevada, 1:44.69. 2, Pacific, 1:45.64. 3, San Jose State A (Colleen Humel, Taylor Solorio, Brenna Bushey, Brynne Beneke), 1:45.89. Other San Jose State finishers -- 8, San Jose State B (Taylor Lehr, Amanda Buxbaum, Alyssa Cable, Gabrielle Turnbull), 1:49.73. Exhibition, San Jose State C (Lisa Ellis, Natasha Moffitt, Marley Maluafiti, Angel Van Hofwegen), 1:49.36.

100 Backstroke -- 1, Josefin Eriksen, Nevada, 56.15. 2, Colleen Humel, San Jose State, 56.22. 3, Jaeger Turner, Nevada, 57.19. Other San Jose State finishers -- 12, Lisa Ellis, 1:00.56. 21, Brittany Heng, 1:02.27.

100 Breaststroke -- 1, Arantxa Medina, Nevada, 1:05.12. 2, Riley Hilbrandt, Nevada, 1:05.25. 3, Brooke Rodriguez, Fresno State, 1:05.70. San Jose State finishers -- 5, Taylor Solorio, 1:06.99. 6, Amanda Buxbaum, 1:07.49. 12, Natasha Moffitt, 1:08.44. 19, Alyssa Cable, 1:10.72.

50 Freestyle -- 1, Kenna Ramey, Pacific, 23.66. 2, Emma Payne, Nevada, 24.03. 3, Caitlyn Richardson, Nevada, 24.19. San Jose State finishers -- 5, Brynne Beneke, 24.42. 7, Gabrielle Turnbull, 24.70. 8, Angel Van Hofwegen, 24.75. 12, Brenna Bushey, 24.90. 14, Brittany Heng, 25.03. 19, tie, Alyssa Cable, 25.38. 26, Natasha Moffitt, 31.96.

200 Freestyle -- 1, Teresa Baerens, Nevada, 1:50.28. 2, Rebecca Murray, Nevada, 1:51.92. 3, Riley Spitser, San Jose State, 1:51.92. Other San Jose State finishers -- 9, Alli Davis, 1:55.53. 10, Colleen Humel, 1:56.04. 15, Brynne Beneke, 1:57.95. 17, Kendal Guy, 1:58.97. 25, Kimberlee Giggey, 2:01.74. 26, Lisa Ellis, 2:01.81. 32, Brittany Heng, 2:04.09. 33, Gabrielle Turnbull, 2:05.02. Exhibition, Taylor Lehr, 1:55.44. Exhibition, Angel Van Hofwegen, 2:09.87.

200 Individual Medley -- 1, Teresa Baerens, Nevada, 2:04.22. 2, Yawen Li, Nevada, 2:05.19. 3, Arantxa Medina, Nevada, 2:05.26. San Jose State finishers -- 14, Alli Davis, 2:13.63. 15, Taylor Lehr, 2:14.09. 17, Amanda Buxbaum, 2:14.64.

100 Butterfly -- 1, Kenna Ramey, Pacific, 55.88. 2, Sita Kusserow, Nevada, 55.96. 3, Antonia Baerens, Nevada, 57.50. San Jose State finishers -- 11, Brenna Bushey, 58.50. 12, Angel Van Hofwegen, 58.55. 14, Marley Maluafiti, 58.83. 18, Alli Davis, 59.73. 20, Alyssa Cable, 1:00.43. 21, Taylor Solorio, 1:00.52. 28, Gabrielle Turnbull, 1:01.50. 29, Kendal Guy, 1:03.14.

400 Freestyle Relay -- 1, Nevada, 3:26.59. 2, San Jose State A, 3:31.38. Other San Jose State finishers -- 7, San Jose State B, 3:36.50. Exhibition -- San Jose State C (Brittany Heng, Colleen Humel, Kendal Guy, Marley Maluafiti), 3:39.61.