Nov. 29, 2007
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - After the first day of events, UC Santa Barbara women's swimming ranks fourth out of twelve after first place finishes by sophomore Anne Marie May and the 200 freestyle relay. The women scored 217 points with the leader Washington scoring 412. The men rank fifth out of ten with Matt Bartlett leading the way. The male Gauchos scored 177 points and Michigan leads 461.5 the way
May, Courtney Bauer, Naomi Javanifard, and Nadia Dwidar powered their way through the 200 free relay in a time of 1:32.47 to win the first event of the finals competition on day one. They narrowly beat their Washington opponents and the Gauchos beat their seed time by almost three seconds.
Bradley Matsumoto, Jeff Sudbury, Scott Vogelgesang, and Matthew Sullivan swam to a third place finish in their 200 free relay race with a time of 1:20.35 and beat the team's best time of last year (1:21.44)
May came into the finals with the number one spot after this morning's preliminaries with a time of 23.04 in the 50 free. She came through in the finals, placing first over the second place Notre Dame swimmer (22.64)
Sophomore Bartlett took fourth in the 200 IM with a season best time of 1:48.53. Senior Matthew Sullivan placed eighth in the 50 free in the finals to give the Gauchos points (20.81).
The Husky Invite continues tomorrow with the prelims beginning at 9:30 AM and the finals beginning at 6:00 PM.