Marhenke Powers Second Straight Over Idaho

San Jose, Calif. - Brie Marhenke remained undefeated in both the 50 and 100 freestyle as the San Jose State University women’s swimming and diving team split a double dual meet with the University of Idaho and Washington State University at The Aquatics Center on Saturday, October 27.

The Spartans topped Western Athletic Conference rival Idaho for the second straight day, this time by the score of 176-104, while dropping a 170.5-91.5 decision to Washington State of the Pacific-10 Conference. With the results, San Jose State moves its dual record to 4-4 on the year. Washington State improves to 2-0 and Idaho falls to 0-4.

Brie Marhenke extended her remarkable string by placing first in both of the sprint freestyle events, improving to a perfect 7-0 in each on the season. She remained undefeated as a Spartan in the 50 free in dual competition at 19-0, beating both Idaho and Washington by racing 23.58, just .01 seconds off her season best.

The native of Carmichael, Calif., already a two-time WAC Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week this year, then avenged her only previous dual loss as a Spartan in the 100 free. She had been edged by former Washington State All-American Erin McCleave at home back in 2005, 52.27-52.84. With McCleave, now a first-year volunteer assistant with the Cougars, watching from the pool deck, Marhenke timed 51.38, to out-touch WSU’s Sierra Burton, a freshman out of Carmel, Calif., by .73 seconds. She is now 16-1 in the 100.

Taking first-place honors in both events over both opponents, Marhenke counts as a quadruple individual winner from Saturday. Other multiple winners for San Jose State included fellow seniors Amanda Carr and Jillene Golez, both of whom beat Idaho in each of the two distance freestyle and butterfly events, respectively, for the second day in a row.

Junior Lauren Mar was a winner over Idaho in the 100 back in 59.57, while Kirsten Trammell topped Idaho in the 200 breast in 2:23.40, and fellow freshman Caitlin Macky did the same in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:10.09.

The Spartan 200 freestyle A’ relay of freshmen Meghan McCurley and Daphne Yeung on the first half, and Marhenke and Mar on the second, rallied to narrowly out-touch the Washington State A’ foursome and place first in the final swimming event of the afternoon. Marhenke entered the water with the Spartans trailing by .80 seconds, but by the same she completed her 50 yards, in an incredible split of 22.94, SJSU was up, 1:12.38-1:12.96. Up to Mar to hang onto the .56-second cushion, the junior came through against the Cougars’ Talor Whitaker. San Jose State’s final time was 1:36.43, with Washington State at 1:36.76.

San Jose State is now idle from competition for 18 days leading up to the 2007 Nike Cup in Long Beach, Calif., November 15-17.

San Jose State vs. Idaho, Washington State
October 27, 2007

Final Team Scores
San Jose State 176, Idaho (0-4) 104
Washington State (2-0) 170.5, San Jose State (4-4) 91.5

Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
1, Washington State 'A' (Mileisyte, Rugile, Peterson, Elyse, Ahlin, Michaela, Whitaker, Talor), 1:46.74. 2, University of Idaho 'A' (Hogan, Kacie, Jagusch, Elizabeth, Humphrey, Anna, Peterson, Sara), 1:48.36. 3, San Jose State University 'A' (Mar, Lauren, Macky, Caitlin, Robertson, Tarolyn, Marhenke, Brie), 1:48.98. 4, Washington State 'B' (Mooney, Bryn, Pickett, Afton, Bogachus, Brett, Burton, Sierra), 1:51.21. 5, San Jose State University 'B' (Guerrero, Rudie, Trammell, Kirsten, Torres, Joanna, McCurley, Meghan), 1:52.10. 6, University of Idaho 'B' (Stratton, Staci, Miller, JoJo, Kellogg, Mallory, Kolva, Katie), 1:52.23. 7, Washington State 'C' (Roach, Erika, Reiter, McKenzie, Sheahan, Keara, MacLeod, Jamie), x1:53.37. 8, San Jose State University-PC 'C' (Erener, Beste, Hampton, Stephanie, Jack, Ally, Yeung, Daphne), x1:55.38.

Women 1000 Yard Freestyle
1, Daugvilaite, Lina, Washington St-IE, 10:26.75. 2, Keller, Shawna, Washington St-IE, 10:32.16. 3, Carr, Amanda C, San Jose St.-PC, 10:33.19. 4, Marceau, Kristin, Washington St-IE, 10:43.56. 5, Lee, Paige A, Idaho-IE, 10:49.62. 6, Hanson, Cortnee A, Idaho-IE, 10:51.56. 7, Krisman, Ashley L, San Jose St.-PC, 10:51.73. 8, Stratton, Jodi M, Idaho-IE, 11:04.90.

Women 200 Yard Freestyle
1, Burton, Sierra, Washington St-IE, 1:51.97. 2, Dean, Jennifer, Washington St-IE, 1:54.96. 3, O'Brien, Alyson E, Idaho-IE, 1:55.66. 4, Berish, Danielle, Washington St-IE, 1:55.72. 5, Skidmore, Mary P, Idaho-IE, 1:59.59. 6, Koch, Julia M, San Jose St.-PC, 2:00.24. 7, Quirke, Adriana, Idaho-IE, 2:00.89. 8, Riley, Sara E, San Jose St.-PC, 2:01.75. 9, Mikaelsson, Amanda M, San Jose St.-PC, 2:02.59. --, Dill, Maya, Washington St-IE, X2:01.11.

Women 100 Yard Backstroke
1, Mileisyte, Rugile, WSU, 57.54. 2, Mar, Lauren, SJSU, 59.57. 3, Humphrey, Anna, UI, 1:00.05. 4, Mooney, Bryn, WSU, 1:00.11. 5, Hogan, Kacie, UI, 1:00.49. 6, Roach, Erika, WSU, 1:01.49. 7, Nelson, Katey, SJSU, 1:02.25. 8, Watson, Amanda, UI, 1:02.46. 9, Guerrero, Rudie, SJSU, 1:02.55. --, Stratton, Staci, UI, X1:03.11. --, Neff, Melanie, UI, X1:03.45. --, Chapman, Nikki, SJSU, X1:05.29. --, Miller, Andrea, UI, X1:06.70.

Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
1, Peterson, Elyse, Washington St-IE, 1:05.07. 2, Jagusch, Elizabeth L, Idaho-IE, 1:05.44. 3, Macky, Caitlin J, San Jose St.-PC, 1:06.98. 4, Trammell, Kirsten M, San Jose St.-PC, 1:07.91. 5, Miller, JoJo D, Idaho-IE, 1:08.34. 6, Pickett, Afton, Washington St-IE, 1:08.46. 7, Reiter, McKenzie, Washington St-IE, 1:09.48. 8, Schuh, Nicole L, Idaho-IE, 1:10.43. 9, Hampton, Stephanie F, San Jose St.-PC, 1:13.74.

Women 200 Yard Butterfly
1, Ahlin, Michaela, Washington St-IE, 2:03.91. 2, Golez, Jillene M, San Jose St.-PC, 2:07.98. 3, Tringham, Hannah B, San Jose St.-PC, 2:09.47. 4, Bogachus, Brett, Washington St-IE, 2:09.72. 5, Whitaker, Talor, Washington St-IE, 2:10.23. 6, Jack, Ally L, San Jose St.-PC, 2:11.24. 7, Kellogg, Mallory A, Idaho-IE, 2:15.64. 8, Kubancik, Katherine N, Idaho-IE, 2:16.62. 9, Loftus, Briana M, Idaho-IE, 2:24.15.

Women 50 Yard Freestyle
1, Marhenke, Brie H, San Jose St.-PC, 23.58. 2, Keller, Shawna, Washington St-IE, 24.63. 3, O'Brien, Alyson E, Idaho-IE, 24.99. 4, MacLeod, Jamie, Washington St-IE, 25.02. 4, McCurley, Meghan L, San Jose St.-PC, 25.02. 6, Dean, Jennifer, Washington St-IE, 25.09. 7, Yeung, Daphne H, San Jose St.-PC, 25.10. 8, Peterson, Sara L, Idaho-IE, 25.40. 9, Stone, Mandy A, Idaho-IE, 25.56. --, Torres, Joanna E, San Jose St.-PC, X25.31. --, Stratton, Staci N, Idaho-IE, X25.87. --, Wynn, Julie C, San Jose St.-PC, X26.11. --, Riley, Sara E, San Jose St.-PC, X26.14. --, Miller, Andrea R, Idaho-IE, X26.74. --, Kubancik, Katherine N, Idaho-IE, X27.27.

Women One-Meter Diving
1, Thibodaux, Jo, San Jose St., 228.30.

Women 100 Yard Freestyle
1, Marhenke, Brie H, San Jose St.-PC, 51.38. 2, Burton, Sierra, Washington St-IE, 52.11. 3, Mileisyte, Rugile, Washington St-IE, 52.62. 4, Mar, Lauren V, San Jose St.-PC, 53.54. 5, O'Brien, Alyson E, Idaho-IE, 53.92. 6, McCurley, Meghan L, San Jose St.-PC, 54.00. 7, Berish, Danielle, Washington St-IE, 54.75. 8, Peterson, Sara L, Idaho-IE, 54.83. 9, Kolva, Katie A, Idaho-IE, 54.85. --, Yeung, Daphne H, San Jose St.-PC, X54.29. --, Mikaelsson, Amanda M, San Jose St.-PC, X56.16. --, Watson, Amanda L, Idaho-IE, X56.18. --, Wynn, Julie C, San Jose St.-PC, X56.35. --, Ladd, Ashley M, San Jose St.-PC, X56.46. --, Riley, Sara E, San Jose St.-PC, X56.79. --, Stone, Mandy A, Idaho-IE, X56.92. --, Krisman, Ashley L, San Jose St.-PC, X57.61.

Women 200 Yard Backstroke
1, Pickett, Afton, Washington St-IE, 2:03.58. 2, Humphrey, Anna R, Idaho-IE, 2:08.41. 3, Nelson, Katey N, San Jose St.-PC, 2:09.02. 4, Mooney, Bryn, Washington St-IE, 2:09.28. 5, Hogan, Kacie L, Idaho-IE, 2:10.64. 6, Skidmore, Mary P, Idaho-IE, 2:11.51. 7, Roach, Erika, Washington St-IE, 2:12.55. 8, Erener, Beste, San Jose St.-PC, 2:12.74. 9, Cureton, Jillian T, San Jose St.-PC, 2:19.38. --, Chapman, Nikki A, San Jose St.-PC, X2:23.94.

Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
1, Peterson, Elyse, Washington St-IE, 2:20.63. 2, Trammell, Kirsten M, San Jose St.-PC, 2:23.40. 3, Macky, Caitlin J, San Jose St.-PC, 2:24.23. 4, Miller, JoJo D, Idaho-IE, 2:27.26. 5, Jagusch, Elizabeth L, Idaho-IE, 2:27.66. 6, Reiter, McKenzie, Washington St-IE, 2:28.73. 7, Stratton, Jodi M, Idaho-IE, 2:32.31. 8, Sheahan, Keara, Washington St-IE, 2:33.89.

Women 500 Yard Freestyle
1, Daugvilaite, Lina, Washington St-IE, 5:08.44. 2, Dill, Maya, Washington St-IE, 5:11.18. 3, Carr, Amanda C, San Jose St.-PC, 5:11.68. 4, Marceau, Kristin, Washington St-IE, 5:13.25. 5, Tringham, Hannah B, San Jose St.-PC, 5:15.11. 6, Lee, Paige A, Idaho-IE, 5:19.32. 7, Koch, Julia M, San Jose St.-PC, 5:19.67. 8, Hanson, Cortnee A, Idaho-IE, 5:19.81. 9, Nerbovig, Amanda M, Idaho-IE, 5:23.95.

Women 100 Yard Butterfly
1, Ahlin, Michaela, Washington St-IE, 57.71. 2, Golez, Jillene M, San Jose St.-PC, 58.48. 3, Whitaker, Talor, Washington St-IE, 59.47. 4, Bogachus, Brett, Washington St-IE, 59.98. 5, Jack, Ally L, San Jose St.-PC, 1:00.44. 6, Robertson, Tarolyn J, San Jose St.-PC, 1:00.57. 7, Kellogg, Mallory A, Idaho-IE, 1:01.48. 8, Kubancik, Katherine N, Idaho-IE, 1:02.39. 9, Watson, Amanda L, Idaho-IE, 1:03.51. --, Guerrero, Rudie E, San Jose St.-PC, X1:01.97. --, Loftus, Briana M, Idaho-IE, X1:02.98. --, Neff, Melanie J, Idaho-IE, X1:03.57. --, Krische, Taryn E, San Jose St.-PC, X1:05.66. --, Krisman, Ashley L, San Jose St.-PC, X1:06.71.

Women Three-Meter Diving
1, Thibodaux, Jo, San Jose St., 253.56.

Women 200 Yard IM
1, Keller, Shawna, Washington St-IE, 2:07.97. 2, Pickett, Afton, Washington St-IE, 2:09.73. 3, Macky, Caitlin J, San Jose St.-PC, 2:10.09. 4, Humphrey, Anna R, Idaho-IE, 2:10.67. 5, Trammell, Kirsten M, San Jose St.-PC, 2:12.74. 6, Erener, Beste, San Jose St.-PC, 2:13.64. 7, Reiter, McKenzie, Washington St-IE, 2:16.22. 8, Miller, JoJo D, Idaho-IE, 2:16.38. 9, Quirke, Adriana, Idaho-IE, 2:22.10.

Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1, San Jose State University 'A' (McCurley, Meghan, Yeung, Daphne, Marhenke, Brie, Mar, Lauren), 1:36.43. 2, Washington State 'A' (Mileisyte, Rugile, Burton, Sierra, Peterson, Elyse, Whitaker, Talor), 1:36.76. 3, University of Idaho 'A' (O'Brien, Alyson, Kolva, Katie, Peterson, Sara, Stone, Mandy), 1:40.01. 4, Washington State 'B' (MacLeod, Jamie, Dean, Jennifer, Berish, Danielle, Ahlin, Michaela), 1:40.20. 5, University of Idaho 'B' (Jagusch, Elizabeth, Stratton, Staci, Kellogg, Mallory, Hogan, Kacie), 1:41.93. 6, San Jose State University 'B' (Guerrero, Rudie, Wynn, Julie, Torres, Joanna, Ladd, Ashley), 1:41.96. 7, San Jose State University 'C' (Koch, Julia, Riley, Sara, Mikaelsson, Amanda, Carr, Amanda), x1:44.59. 8, Washington State 'C' (Sheahan, Keara, Daugvilaite, Lina, Marceau, Kristin, Roach, Erika), x1:45.75.