Monterey Park, Calif.----- Two fifth-place relay finishes, Taylor Solorio's eighth-place finish in the 50 free and Colleen Humel's sub 5:00 swim in the 500 freestyle were some of the highlights for San Jose State University on the first day of the A3 Performance Invitational women's swimming meet.
After five events, San Jose State is in fifth place in the 10-team standings with 180.5 points. UCLA is the team leader at 427.5. Hawaii at 296 and San Diego State at 286 round out the top three teams.
Solorio had San Jose State's best individual finish and was the only Spartan in a championship final. She swam a qualifying time of 23.46 and followed up with a 23.63 in the final.
Humel had a busy first day swimming in three of the five events. She swam the leadoff leg on both fifth-place finishing relay teams and moved into #7 on the all-time San Jose State list in the 500 free with her career best of 4:57.56. Her previous best was 4:58.73 at the 2016 Mountain West Championships.
"We are really pleased with today's performance. Tomorrow is a very strong day for us, and we are really excited to get after it in the morning," says San Jose State women's swimming and diving head coach Sage Hopkins. "We are also really looking forward to our divers' first day of competition in Flagstaff (at the Lumberjack Invitational) tomorrow. "
The Spartans have entries in all five events on the second of three days at the A3 Performance Invitational -- 400 individual medley, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back.
A3 Performance Invitational women's swimming meet
Monterey Park, California
November 17 results
Team scores -- 1, UCLA, 427.5. 2, Hawaii, 296. 3, San Diego State 286. 4, UC Santa Barbara, 236. 5, San Jose State, 180.5. 6, UC San Diego, 158. 7, Cal Poly, 138. 8, Fresno State, 137. 9, CSU Bakersfield, 111. 10, Loyola Marymount, 58.
200 Free Relay - 1, UCLA `A', 1:31.24. San Jose State finishers - 5, San Jose State `A' (Colleen Humel, Taylor Solorio, Brittany Heng, Taylor Lehr), 1:33.21. San Jose State `B' (Antoinette Loya, Gabby Heng, Kimberlee Giggey, Marley Maluafiti), x1:34.62.
500 Free - 1, McKenna Meyer, San Diego State, 4:46.62. San Jose State finishers - 31, Taylor Lehr, 5:01.96. 32, Katie McIntee, 5:05.52. 33, Allyson Fellows, 5:03.08. 40, Erin Wayman, 5:04.73. 44, Kendal Guy, 5:06.18. 59, Gillian Logan, 5:10.90. NP, Colleen Humel, x4:57.56. NP, Jamie Dodd, x5:12.71.
200 Individual Medley - 1, Franzi Weidner, Hawaii, 1:57.92. San Jose State finishers - 16, Jenna Lloyd, 2:09.27. 20, Kate Hanf, 2:06.31. 41, Jenner Johnson, 2:11.02. 68, Claire Hultin, 2:30.81. NP, Sara Hagen, x2:10.33. NP, Gillian Logan, x2:10.93. NP, Jacqueline Nisson, x2:17.04.
50 Free - 1, Bryndis Hansen, Hawaii, 22.50. San Jose State finishers - 8, Taylor Solorio, 23.63. 12, Brittany Heng, 23.57. 13, Antoinette Loya, 23.64. 17, Brenna Bushey, 23.57. 22, Kimberlee Giggey, 24.05. 23, Gabby Heng, 24.14. 35, Victoria Fountain, 24.13. 64, Jacqueline Nisson, 25.49. NP, Lisa Ellis, x24.41. NP, Jenna Lloyd, x24.50. NP, Lani Auva'a, x24.54. NP, Kendal Guy, x24.62. NP, Kate Hanf, x25.08. NP, Jenner Johnson, x25.32. NP, Maleah Schmidt, x25.62.
400 Medley Relay - 1, UCLA `A', 3:40.17. San Jose State finishers - 5, San Jose State `A' (Colleen Humel, Taylor Solorio, Brenna Bushey, Taylor Lehr), 3:43.73. San Jose State `B' (Lisa Ellis, Jenner Johnson, Lani Auva'a, Antoinette Loya), x3:49.18.