Spartans Defeat Nevada, Wrap Up George Haines Invite

STANFORD, Calif. – The San Jose State women’s swimming and diving team earned its first dual meet win of the season and wrapped up a strong performance at the George Haines Invitational, all in the same day Saturday.
The Spartans (1-1) finished second in the George Haines Invitational team standings with 242 points ahead of Western Athletic Conference members Hawaii (198 points) and Nevada (72). Stanford won the invitational with 413 points. SJSU also defeated Nevada in a head-to-head dual meet, 75-39, scored separately during the invitational.
“A great session,” San Jose State head coach Sage Hopkins said of Saturday. “We challenged the women this morning to continue the momentum they built last night and they did a tremendous job of that.”
Once again the Spartans flashed its talent in the pool during the breaststroke event, as Kirsten Trammell won her second race of the weekend, this time with a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 15.07 seconds. Darcie Anderson was right behind her in second place at 1:15.49 to sweep the top two spots in the event for the Spartans. Karly Brown, who was part of the Spartans’ 1-2-3 finish in the 50 breaststroke Friday, also scored for SJSU in the 100 breaststroke with a sixth-place showing.
The relays were strong as well for the Spartans with second-place finishes in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle races. Trammell, along with Heather Denman, Julia Craddock and Meghan McCurley teamed up as the top 200 medley relay team for SJSU. Kiley Foster, Erika Harvey, Marisa DeWames and McCurley made up the Spartans’ top 200 freestyle relay squad.
“200 medley and freestyle relays, we had great performances on both of those,” said Hopkins. “Strong performances from the divers as well.”
The 75-39 dual meet win over Nevada is the Spartans’ fourth straight victory over the Wolfpack dating to 2008-09. San Jose State is now 4-1-1 against Nevada since 2005-06.
San Jose State heads back into the pool with two dual meets on Oct. 28 and 29. On Friday, Oct. 28, the Spartans head over the hills on Highway 17 to meet UC Santa Cruz, starting at noon. Saturday, Oct. 29, SJSU hosts its first home meet of the season at the Aquatics Center on campus when UC Davis visits for a 1 p.m. start time.
George Haines Invitational Day Two Results
Team Scores: 1. Stanford 388. 2. SJSU 239. 3. Hawaii 180. 4. Nevada 44.
Dual Meet Score: San Jose State 75, Nevada 39
1-meter Diving
1. Stephanie Phipps (Stanford), 277.00. 7. Jessica Holden, 221.95. 10. Krista Walton, 209.70. 11. Amy Kilby, 209.45. 16. Taylor Thomas, 115.30.
200 Medley Relay
1. Stanford “A”, 2:01.22. 2. SJSU “A” (Denman, Trammell, Craddock, McCurley), 2:01.60. 4. SJSU “B” (Smith, Anderson, Acosta, Foster), 2:03.44. 7. SJSU “C” (McLean, Brown, Chan, Harvey), x2:06.97.
200 Freestyle
1. Andie Taylor (Stanford), 2:05.22. 8. Marisa DeWames, 2:10.81. 13. Amy Friedhoff, 2:12.52. 17. Erika Harvey, 2:14.75. 20. Danielle Smyth, x2:16.28. 23. Brooke Hammond, x2:16.80. 24. Megan Mills, x2:17.28. 26. Kiley Foster, x2:17.63. 27. Brittney Boyd, x2:17.99. 28. Amber Nelson, x2:18.86. 32. Meghan McCurley, x2:20.94. 33. Caitlin Lipton, x2:21.68.
100 Breaststroke
1. Kirsten Trammell, 1:15.07. 2. Darcie Anderson, 1:15.49. 6. Karly Brown, 1:19.31. 11. Christina Bergis, x1:22.52. 15. Shannon Slaught, x1:24.15. 20. Ashlyn Acosta, x1:27.66.
200 Butterfly
1. Andie Taylor (Stanford), 2:18.63. 5. Julia Craddock, 2:27.35. 7. Ashlyn Acosta, 2:28.75. 15. Kayla Nakamoto, 2:37.61. 17. Haley Smith, x2:45.93.
100 Backstroke
1. Christa Prior (Hawaii), 1:03.94. 12. Heather Denman, 1:09.60. 13. Christina Bruni, 1:10.26. 17. Michaela McLean, 1:11.09. 19. Meghan McCurley, x1:11.32. 22. Amy Friedhoff, x1:12.80. 23. Haley Smith, 1:12.84. 26. Andrea Chan, x1:18.08.
200 Individual Medley
1. Maya DiRado (Stanford), 2:20.35. 15. Darcie Anderson, 2:33.55. 16. Kirsten Trammell, 2:35.35. 19. Julia Craddock, 2:36.41. 20. Christina Bruni, x2:36.96. 21. Haley Smith, x2:37.20. 23. Andrea Chan, x2:37.40. 24. Christina Bergis, x2:38.74.
200 Freestyle Relay
1. Stanford “A”, 1:46.79. 2. SJSU “A” (Foster, McCurley, Harvey, DeWames), 1:47.08. 5. SJSU “B” (Denman, Craddock, Anderson, Acosta), 1:51.97. 10. SJSU “C” (Friedhoff, Smyth, McLean, Trammell), x1:55.57.