Gauchos Take On UNLV In Last Home Meet of Season

Jan. 24, 2008

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The Schedule
Jan. 26
UNLV at UCSB, 11 AM
Campus Pool
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Last Time
Jan. 18
UCSB vs. CSU Northridge

Weekly Roundup
In their second home meet of 2008, the UC Santa Barbara men's and women's swimming teams gave CSUN a show with the men beating the Matadors 129-64 and the women overpowering CSUN 120-74. The Gauchos rode the tide of success brought on by junior Chris Good, sophomore Scott Vogelgesang and freshman Brittany Borowitz who all won two individual events. The men's dual meet record now stands at 5-1 with the women winning at 5-3

2000 and Great
Besides the success of TK Erwin on "The Amazing Race", the men's team have something else to beam about this week. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America ranked UCSB 25th in the nation on the top-25 dual meet list posted on Jan. 18. The CSCAA poll represents eight conferences with two at large votes. Coaches cast votes on the top dual meet teams every other week. This marks the first time the men have been ranked in at least 10 years.

Double Vision
Borowitz began her day by pacing the women's 100 backstroke and winning the race in 1:00.92. She finished it off by racing to a first place finish in the 100 breast (1:07.73). The 50 free saw Vogelgesang place first in 21.88. He later took a step in a new direction, winning the 100 fly (51.72). Good lived up to his last name by edging out sophomore Kristof Igloi in the 400 IM (4:08.81) and by beating out his Northridge opponent in the 500 free for the win (4:45.56).

If You're Not First, You're Last
Last Friday's meet started off with Naomi Javanifard, Carri Cook, Borowitz, and Courtney Bauer taking first place in the 200 medley relay (1:48.02). Ben Malcolm, Jeff Sudbury, Dan Morris and Kevin Kuhn formed the "B" and edged out the UCSB "A" team to follow in the women's footsteps and garner first place (1:35.68). Freshman Lindasy Gaudinier and sophomore Matt Bartlett helped the Gauchos sweep the 200 free. Gaudinier won in 1:54.87 and Bartlett took the cake in 1:44.15

Javanifard proved her speed in the 50 free beating Sandra Jukic from CSUN in 24.62 for first place. Sophomore Niki Schrakamp clocked in at 59.56 in the 100 fly to beat out teammate Jamie Cisar. Sudbury took action in the 100 free and closed out the victory in 46.66. Bauer took her place on the winner's stand after overwhelming the competition inthe 100 free (52.51).

Freshman Sierra Palacios obtained her first individual victory of the season in the 500 free, tagging the wall at 5:12.98. Sophomore Travis Jepson beat out his CSUN competition by over a second, ending up on top of the heap in the 100 breast (59.30). Sophomore Jessica Schwalb triumphed in the 400 IM beating out Kelsey Lewis in 4:31.04.

Racing the Rebels
Last weekend, the UNLV men hosted Wyoming and won 12 out of 16 events to take the crown 171-128. The women's team took on Wyoming and New Mexico. Kim Bonnes and Marina Sandback each won two individual events for the team, helping UNLV beat Wyoming 168-132 and also over New Mexico 162-122. For their second dual meet of the three day weekend, the Runnin' Rebels welcomed Air Force to town. At their Senior Day, UNLV produced three double event winners on the men's side and the women had six swimmers take the top spot in two events. The Rebels topped Air Force 175-123 for the men and 149-117 for the women.

In Las Vegas last season, the men's team could not manage to upset the home team, losing 130-91. Vogelgesang took first in the 200 free and Good finished first in the 200 back. The women had a heartbreaking loss, with UNLV winning 121-120. Liz Wagner helped the cause by winning the 200 free along with Jessica Cruzat in the 200 back.