Spartans Place Fourth At Pacific Invitational

Oct. 24, 2015

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Stockton, Calif. ----- Finishing with nine top five finishes on day two of the Pacific Invitational, San Jose State University wrapped up the women's swimming meet placing fourth with 555 points.

"We definitely were better in most areas than we were last night which was good to see that improvement," said Head Coach Sage Hopkins. "At this point the team is on a good track."

Nevada was the top team at the invitational with 1,020 point, follow by the host team Pacific with 659 and Fresno State with 578. Rounding out the points in the five team meet with fifth place finisher was Fresno Pacific.

Senior Riley Spitser was the top swimmer for the Spartans in two freestyle event, finishing the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:58.17 and being clocked at 17:15.57 in the 1650 freestyle.

"Spitser had a great day, she came out real hot last night and was able to improve today. We're really excited about her this year." Hopkins said.

In relay events, San Jose State finished fourth in the 400 medley relay while the Spartans A and B teams placed fourth and fifth in the 200 freestyle relay.

"Something that stood out to the staff was our senior class, as a group they performed very well," Hopkins said.

Competing in the 200 backstroke, sophomore Colleen Humel earned a time 2:03.58 to finish third. Freshman Marley Maluafiti grabbed a fourth place spot in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:07.90.

"The freshman did well. They were the group that had the biggest butterflies just with it being their first college meet," Hopkins said.

The women's swimming and diving team returns to action at California on Friday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.

by Brian S. Stanley, SJSU athletics media relations student assistant

Day 2 Results from the 2015 Pacific Invitational Women's Swimming Meet

400 Medley Relay - 1, Nevada, 3:49.62. 2, Pacific, 3:52.98. 3, Fresno State, 3:53.54. San Jose State Finishers - 4, San Jose State A (Colleen Humel, Taylor Solorio, Brenna Bushey, Riley Spitser), 3:55.15. 8, San Jose State B (Lisa Ellis, Amanda Buxbaum, Angel Van Hofwegen, Alli Davis), 4:01.40. Exhibition, San Jose State C (Taylor Lehr, Natasha Moffitt, Marley Maluafiti, Brynne Beneke), 3:57.98.

200 Butterfly - 1, Sita Kusserow, Nevada, 2:05.13. 2, Whitney Jorgensen, Pacific, 2:06.49. 3, Esme Gullick, Fresno State, 2:07.23. San Jose State Finishers - 4, Marley Maluafiti, 2:07.90.

100 Freestyle - 1, Teresa Baerens, Nevada, 51.29. 2, Leah Hatayama, Fresno State, 52.03. 3, Caitly Richardson, Nevada, 52.41. San Jose State Finishers - 4, Riley Spitser, 52.70. 10, Brynne Beneke, 53.69. 13, Gabby Turnbull, 54.35. 14, Brenna Bushey, 54.38. 15. Taylor Solorio, 54.42. 16, Taylor Lehr, 54.56. 17, Angel Van Hofwegen, 54.76. 18, Kimberlee Giggey, 54.93. 23, Alli Davis, 52.89. 24, Brittany Heng, 55.42. 28, Alyssa Cable, 55.94. NP, Lisa Ellis, DQ.

500 Freestyle - 1, Riley Spitser, San Jose State, 4:58.17. 2, Jana Burkard, Pacific, 4:59.76. 3, Rebecca Murray, Nevada, 5:03.64. Other San Jose State Finishers - 10, Marley Maluafiti, 5:15.36. 11, Allyson Fellows, 5:16.19. 13, Taylor Lehr, 5:17.83. 14, Colleen Humel, 5:18.71. 15, Kendal Guy, 5:21.85.

200 Breaststroke - 1, Yawen Li, Nevada, 2:17.90. 2, Riley Hilbrandt, Nevada, 2:21.94. 3, Brooke Rodriguez, Fresno State, 2:22.70. San Jose State Finishers - 9, Amanda Buxbaum, 2:27.57. 11, Natasha Moffitt, 2:29.68. 17, Allyson Fellows, 2:38.10.

200 Backstroke - 1, Ugne Mazutaityte, Fresno State, 2:01.40. 2, Kate Hofmeyer, Nevada, 2:02.93. 3, Colleen Humel, San Jose State, 2:03.58. Other San Jose State Finishers - 13, Lisa Ellis, 2:12.79.

400 Individual Medley - 1, Yawen Li, Nevada, 4:21.35. 2, Teresa Baerens, Nevada, 4:26.11. 3, Whitney Jorgensen, Pacific, 4:29.11. San Jose State Finishers - 11, Amanda Buxbaum, 4:46.71.

200 Freestyle Relay - 1, Nevada, 1:35.75. 2, Fresno State, 1:36.53. 3, Pacific, 1:37.31. San Jose State Finishers - 4, San Jose State A (Brynne Beneke, Brenna Bushey, Angel Van Hofwegen, Gabby Turnbull), 1:37.61. 5, San Jose State B (Alli Davis, Kimberlee Giggey, Marley Maluafiti, Taylor Lehr), 1:38.91. Exhibition - San Jose State C (Taylor Solorio, Colleen Humel, Lisa Ellis, Brittany Heng), 1:40.70.

1650 Freestyle - 1, Riley Spitser, San Jose State, 17:15.57. 2, Jana Burkard, Pacific, 17:33.58. 3, Danielle Powers, Fresno State, 17:51.33. Other San Jose State Finishers - 4, Allyson Fellows, 18:02.50. 8, Kendal Guy, 18:26.33.