4 Spartans Win Multiple Events as San Jose State Dominates East Bay

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January 23rd, 2020 News

San Diego vs. San Diego State


  1. San Jose State 194
  2. Cal State East Bay 67


SAN JOSE, Calif. – San José State women’s swimming and diving hosted their final home meet of the season on Friday as they welcomed Cal State East Bay to the Student Recreation and Aquatic Center. The Spartans were dominant from start to finish and defeated the Pioneers 194-67.

The meet was the Spartans’ designated senior day with 12 seniors honored with a pre-meet ceremony with family and friends.

“This is always an emotional day for the program, for the coaches and for the team,” head coach Sage Hopkins said. “There were a few times today where I teared up a bit. When I was walking Maleah (Schmidt) over, her mom started crying, Maleah starting crying and I teared up. It’s a bittersweet day and we really take the opportunity to reflect on the impact that each and everyone of them has had on the program, the improvements they’ve made and the amazing women that they’ve become. We’re going to miss them and we realize that we are coming down to the closing weeks of them being active members of the program. From my standpoint, I’m very lucky and grateful to get to work with such great student-athletes.”

The Spartans had the top finisher in 11-of-12 individual events and swept the relays as well. Seniors Erin WaymanGabby HengChloe Limargo and Violani Auva’a all had multiple victories as the Spartans cruised to an easy team win.

It started with 200 medley relay in which the “A” team of Auva’a, Rebecca PetoeAntoinette Loya and Madelyn Sailors edged out the “B” squad 1:45.67-1:46.22 to pick up 15 early points. Erin Wayman took the 1,000 freestyle in 10:34.10 and Heng won the first of two swims with a 1:52.57 in the 200 freestyle.

The Spartans took the top four spots in the 100 backstroke with Auva’a finishing first in 57.56 and then Limargo led the charge in the 100 breaststroke with Petoe finishing second and Cali Rowland taking third. The 200 butterfly was the lone event that SJSU did not have an individual winner, but Angelika Yngson made it as close as possible with CSEB’s Victoria Zukeran edging her 2:09.33-2:09.35. It was then another 1-2-3 finish in the 50 freestyle with Loya taking the top spot in 23.87.

On the diving platform, Natasha Sondeno and Anna Jabs each competed as exhibitions. Sondeno scored a 276.08 in the 1-meter and 265.70 in the 3-meter. Jabs scored 155.18 in the 1-meter.

After a 15-minute intermission the Spartans returned to the pool for the 100 freestyle in which Heng won in 51.27. Auva’a then picked up her second win in the 200 backstroke (2:04.25) as did Limargo in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.84) and Wayman in the 500 freestyle (5:09.64). Gabriella Vieira won the 100 butterfly in 57.90 and Hanf led the way for a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 400 IM (4:34.46).

The Spartans closed the competition with the 200 freestyle relay. The “A” team of Heng, Sailors, Loya and McIntee won that as well in 1:35.47.

“It was great performance from top to bottom for the team,” Hopkins said. “We’ve had a rocky fall with a lot of illnesses and injuries, but we are at a point now where we pretty much have the whole team reassembled. Everyone has been training great. The last three weeks of practice have just been amazing. We haven’t had a bad practice in weeks, which it’s just great to see that collective focus and collective mindset. At this point most of the work is done. We are about to start backing off on the workload and really just refining tactics and putting some little finishes on training.”

The Spartans have one final regular-season meet remaining before heading to Minneapolis for the Mountain West Championships. They were stop off in Fresno for a dual meet against the Bulldogs of Fresno State next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Full results of all winners and Spartan swimmers are below and in the PDF link above.
200 Medley Relay
1. SJSU “A” (Auva’a, Petoe, Loya, Sailors) – 1:45.67
2. SJSU “B” (Grimes, Limargo, Vieira, Heng) – 1:46.22, 3. SJSU “C” (Mathieson, Rowland, Nisson, Schmidt) – 1:51.16x

1,000 Free
1. Erin Wayman – 10:34.10
5. Daria Cocol – 11:00.26

200 Free
1. Gabby Heng – 1:52.57
2. Kate Hanf – 1:55.13

100 Back
1. Violani Auva’a – 57.56
2. Gabby Vieira – 57.72, 3. Madison Grimes – 58.18, 4. Makenna Mathieson – 59.23x

100 Breast
1. Chloe Limargo – 1:04.84
2. Rebecca Petoe – 1:05.43, 3. Cali Rowland – 1:07.50, 5. Maleah Schmidt – 1:09.48x, Lea Marion – 1:08.58x

200 Fly
1. Victoria Zukerson (CSEB) – 2:09.33
2. Angelika Yngson – 2:09.35

50 Free
1. Antoinette Loya – 23.87
2. Madison Sailors – 24.01, 3. Katie McIntee – 24.48, 5. Kimberlee Giggey – 24.66x, Maleah Schmidt – 25.16x, Katrina Slivkoff – 25.56x, Negin Tehranian – 26.09x

1-Meter Diving
Natasha Sondeno – 276.08x, Anna Jabs – 155.18x

100 Free
1. Gabby Heng – 51.27
2. Antoinette Loya – 51.89, 3. Katie McIntee – 52.68, 7. Kimberlee Giggey – 55.56x, Maleah Schmidt – 54.53x, Negin Tehranian – 56.17x

200 Back
1. Violani Auva’a – 2:04.25
2. Madison Grimes – 2:09.16, 3. Makenna Mathieson – 2:11.34

200 Breast
1. Chloe Limargo – 2:21.84
2. Lea Marion – 2:25.48, 3. Cali Rowland – 2:25.82, 4. Kate Hanf – 2:29.64x

500 Free
1. Erin Wayman – 5:09.64
2. Daria Cocol – 5:15.66

100 Fly
1. Gabby Vieira – 57.90
3. Rebecca Petoe – 58.37, 6. Jacqueline Nisson – 1:02.58, 8. Negin Tehranian – 1:02.84x

3-Meter Diving
Natasha Sondeno – 265.70x, Anna Jabs – 2.01x

400 IM
1. Kate Hanf – 4:34.46
2. Chloe Limargo – 4:35.23, 3. Lea Marion – 4:40.42, 4. Angelika Yngson – 4:44.03x

200 Free Relay
1. SJSU “A” (Heng, Sailors, Loya, McIntee) – 1:35.47
2. SJSU “B” (Petoe, Giggey, Vieria, Cocol) – 1:39.15, 4. SJSU “C” (Rowland, Slivkoff, Tehranian, Wayman) – 1:42.42x


SAN JOSE, Calif., — The No. 25 ranked Cal State East Bay swim team turned in a strong collective performance on Friday in a dual meet against San Jose State at SJSU Aquatics Center.

The Pioneers were defeated 194-67 by the Division I Spartans, but picked up one event victory and raced to close finishes in several other events. It was an impressive competitive effort for the team ahead of their final home meet tomorrow and the conference championships next month.

SJSU managed a first, second and third place finishes in the opening event, the 200 Medley Relay, but the CSUEB foursome of Alondra OrtizTori PadillaVictoria Zukeran and Allie Klinger notched fourth place just seven seconds behind first place.

The Pioneers showed they were not intimidated by visiting the Spartans right from the outset. The longest event in a relatively brief 14-event program was the 1000 Free, for which Peyton Wayment was East Bay’s top finisher. She notched second place by a four seconds, touching the wall in 10:38.01. Maddie Wittkowske and Sofia Moufarrej scored points with third and fourth place finishes.

Isabel Rishwain led the way for CSUEB in the 200 Free, taking third in 1:55.82. Morgan FrankSerene Augustain and Landry Walker compiled fourth through sixth place finishes. The next event, the 100 Back saw Pioneers Alondra Ortiz and Lauren Ostrander earned points for CUSEB.

In the next event, Tori Padilla paced East Bay in the 100 Breast with Rebecca Bay and Abigail Mitchell placing sixth and seventh.

The Pioneers then proceeded to earn their lone victory of the afternoon with a dramatic finish that was about as close as it can be. Victoria Zukeran was victorious in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:09.33, just two hundredths of a second ahead of the runner-up.

Allie Klinger followed that with a fourth place finish in the 50 Free, earning more points for the Pioneers. That was followed by the 100 Free, which was one of the strongest events for the Pioneers as they posted three of the top six finishers. Klinger led the way in fourth place, followed closely by Isabel Rishwain in fifth and Kelee Shimizu in sixth.

Alondra Ortiz and Paige Branson followed that with a solid effort in the 200 Back to secure points for the Pioneers. Rebecca Bay and Landry Walker followed by touching the wall in fifth and sixth place in the 200 Breast.

Morgan FrankPeyton Wayment and Maddie Wittkowske earned points for East Bay notching third through fifth place finishes. Victoria Zukeran was back in the pool for the next race as she swam to a runner-up finish in the 100 Fly in 58.28, just ahead of Sofia Moufarrej in fourth place.

That was followed by the 400 IM where Landry Walker and Serene Augustain placed fifth and sixth to collect points for East Bay.
The afternoon finished with the 200 Free Relay, in which the quartet of Allie KlingerVictoria ZukeranKatrionna Furness and Isabel Rishwain.

The Pioneers will be back in the pool tomorrow for their Senior Day dual meet against Fresno Pacific at 10 AM in Pioneer Pool.

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