Jan. 21, 2006
STOCKTON, Calif. - UCSB faced tough competition for the second day in a row on the northern California road trip. Only two swimmers were able to walk away with individual wins and the 400 free relay was able to contribute the third win of the day for the Gauchos at Chris Kjeldsen Pool on the campus of the University of the Pacific.
Jessica Cruzat claimed her victory in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.47. A win that she repeated from the day before against UC Davis, only this time two seconds faster. She also took second in the 100 back, 57.18. Erin Yamamoto took first in the 100 fly with a time of 56.44. She also took second in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.72. Jen Schwalb took third in that event with a time of 2:03.85. Schwalb took second in the 200 IM, 2:06.69 and fifth in 200 free proving that she is a versatile swimmer.
UCSB claimed second, third and fourth in the 50 free, DeMeulenaere, 24.45, Lathers, 24.48 and Dwidar, 24.50. The 400 Free relay was swam by Yamamoto, Cruzat, Dwidar and DeMeulenaere, an all freshman line up that gives hope of a bright future for the Gauchos as they placed first against UOP, a big rival in the Big West Conference.
The Gauchos return home and prepare to face the University of Las Vegas on January 28, 2006 at noon.