Armijo, Szilagyi Pace UNLV in Dual Wins vs. Cal State Bakersfield

Cal State Bakersfield vs. UNLV

  • Oct. 12, 2019
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Men: UNLV 194-104; Women: 189-111
  • Results

Courtesy: UNLV Athletics

LAS VEGAS – The UNLV men and women’s swim team wrapped up its home opener weekend with a dual meet sweep against CSU Bakersfield Saturday at the Jim Reitz Pool. The Rebel women were able to stay ahead from the start and come out on top with an overall score of 189-111, while the UNLV men won just as convincingly 194-104.

REBELS OF THE DAY:
Women- Carissa Armijo won the 1000 free, 500 free, and 200 IM.
Men- Richard Szilagyi won the 50 free and 100 free.

THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN:
*Sophomore Montse Moreno won the 1 meter (253.05), Sophomore Gill Ashley took second (231.05), and Junior Josauli Lacuesta took third (228.90).
*Moreno took first on 3 meter (249.45), Senior Kourtney Clark took second (223.85), and Ashley took third (222.80).
*Kicking off the first swimming event, Kacey Kiuchi, Annie Sanguansin, Kate Afanasyeva, and Ava Haase finished second in the 400 medley relay (3:52.11). The team of Eva Kim, Skylar Moore, Tara Wise, and Lauren Smith finished third (3:52.33).
*Sophomore Carissa Armijo touched first in the 1000 free with a swim of 10:24.20.
*Sophomore Julia Filippova touched first in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.41, followed by sophomore Filio Raftopoulou who finished third (1:52.98).
*Junior Kate Afanasyeva placed first in the 100 back with a swim of 56.07, followed by junior Eva Kim who finished second with a 56.42, and junior Kacey Kiuchi who touched third (57.27).
*Sophomore Skylar Moore touched second in the 100 breast swimming a 1:07.49, while sophomore Annie Sanguiansin placed third with a 1:07.73.
*Sophomore Teneka Ash finished second in 200 fly (2:06.60) followed by sophomore Gabby Lizzul who placed third (2:06.83).
*Filippova took second in 50 free (23.84), Junior Kennedy Hood finished third (24.24).
*Filippova took second in 100 free (51.56).
*Kiuchi took first in 200 back (2:04.61), sophomore Lindsay Swail took second (2:06.25).
*Moore placed first in the 200 breast with a swim of 2:25.65.
*Armijo touched first in the 500 free (5:01.29), Raftopoulou touched second (5:02.36).
*Afanasyeva finished second in the 100 fly (56.53), junior Tara Wise took third (57.86).
*Armijo took first in 200 IM with a swim of 2:07.60, Kiuchi took third (2:08.39).
*Closing out the meet, Camryn Wheals, Afansyeva, Filippova, and Ava Haase finished first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:28.29. The team of Raftopoulou, Kristina Schneider, Lauren Smith, and Kennedy Hood took second (3:32.13).

THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
*Junior Jesse Cawley took first on 1 meter (307.65).
*Cawley grabbed his second win of the day on 3 meter (329.40).
*The 400 Medley Relay team of Ogi Maric, Sam Willstrop, Michal Cukanow, and Richard Szilagyi finished second (3:19.88). Followed by the team of Panos Bolanos, Ivan Zukov, Casey McEuen, and Hayden Hemmens placed third (3:21.20).
*Freshman Cameron Castro finished first in the 1000 free (9:37.07), followed by freshman Christopher Mykkanen in second (9:40.11), and sophomore Wyatt Marsalek who placed third (9:41.04).
*Senior Hayden Hemmens touched first in the 200 free with a swim of 1:39.23, freshman Ogi Maric placed second (1:41.18), and junior Bryan Chavez touched third (1:41.36).
*Freshman Panos Bolanos finished second in 100 back (49.30), followed by sophomore Hayden Cornellison who touched third (50.45).
*Sophomore Sam Willstrop touched first in the 100 breast with a time of 57.39, followed by sophomore Jack Binder who placed third (58.43).
*Sophomore Michal Cukanow swam a 1:52.48 in the 200 fly, putting him second. Followed by sophomore Michael Klauss who placed third (1:53.36).
*Junior Richard Szilagyi touched first in 50 free (20.81), junior Sean Gage took second (20.98).
*Szilgyi took first in 100 free (45.20) followed by Hemmens (46.06).
*Bolanos took first in 200 back (1:47.03) followed by Maric who took third (1:51.49).
*Gage took first in the 200 breast with a swim of 2:05.42.
*Freshman Cameron Castro touched first in the 500 free (4:37.44), Mykannen followed in second (4:41.67), and Hemmens touched third (4:43.48).
*Cukanow placed third in the 100 fly (50.60).
*Cornellison finished strong in the 200 IM earning him first with a time of 1:54.31, Binder came in third (1:56.34).
*Closing of the last event of the night, Bolanos, Szilagyi, Steven Butler, and Chavez took first in the 400 free relay with a 3:03.13. The team of Maric, Gage, Cukanow, and Mykkanen took second with a 3:04.61.

QUOTABLE-
“A nice win today for both programs. We swam well, not as sharply as we’ll need to later in the season.
The women were a little sluggish after last night’s hard meet, but still swam well and that was good enough for the win. Carissa Armijo was very poised today in her racing, and Kate and Eva and Julia sprinted well all weekend.
Our men swamped them in the distance events, led by freshman Cam Castro. Richard Szilagyi has really come alive, leading the sprints all weekend.
Hats off to Bakersfield medley relays, they are really stacked this year.”
– HEAD COACH BEN LOORZ

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels will hit the road to Riverside, California to face Cal Baptist in a dual meet Saturday October 26 at 1:30 pm.

Courtesy: Cal State Bakersfield Athletics

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – CSU Bakersfield’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took on UNLV on Saturday in the Roadrunners’ first head-to-head dual of the season. Sophomore Autumn D’Arcy led the CSUB women with four wins while Kris Rogic and Loren Gillilan paced Bakersfield’s men. UNLV took the women’s dual 189-111 and the Rebel men defeated CSUB 194-104 in their home pool.

“It was great to see us get up and race UNLV on the women’s side,” said Chris Hansen, CSUB’s Director of Swimming. “We might have lost the meet, but we won some important races. The women are still showing that they are ready to play. I’m so excited to see what happens this year.”

D’Arcy tallied wins in the 50 free (23.76), 100 free (51.50), and 100 fly (54.26), after leading CSUB’s 400 medley relay team (3:49.96) to a victory to open the meet. Hansen went on to applaud the relay team, consisting of Tabea Mose, Lindsey Sohoel-Smith, D’Arcy, and Mikayla Popham, for a strong time this early in the season.

A freshman from Tucson, Ariz., Sohoel-Smith squeaked out a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke, out-touching UNLV’s Skylar Moore by two hundredths of a second with a time of 1:07.47. Senior Maddie Cosgrove also earned a win on Saturday, cruising to victory in the 200 fly by more than a second (2:05.39).

Hansen also praised the efforts of Popham, a freshman, and Jayssie Haynes, a senior. Popham placed Top 3 in the 500 free (5:02.50), 200 IM (2:08.24), and 200 free (1:52.53) against UNLV. Haynes finished second in the 200 breast (2:25.51) and 1000 free (10:30.35) in Las Vegas.

For the Bakersfield men, Hansen appreciated the effort of his squad: “We had a great weekend. They men need to work a little on their depth; we will get it!”

Hansen pointed out Gillilan, Rogic, and sophomore Antonio Milin as the men’s team’s top performers from Saturday: “Kris swam two personal-best dual meet swims in both backstrokes and his 100 fly was close to a personal best. Loren continues to destroy his races. He also had a great 100 free leadoff in the relay. Antonio is a racer. Every time he enters the water, it’s to battle.”

Gillilan, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., dominated for two-second victories in the 100 fly (47.56) and 200 fly (1:50.40). Gillilan also helped the CSUB 400 medley relay team (3:19.60) start the dual with a win. Rogic and Milin joined their teammate in that relay as did junior Ryan Brimer. Hansen pointed out the performance was “one of the best relay times we have done in a dual meet since 2012.”

A junior from Croatia, Rogic won the 100 back (49.06) before finishing second in the 200 back (1:48.49) and 100 fly (49.65). Milin transferred to CSUB from the University of Indianapolis and has made an immediate impact. Another Croatian, Milin scored big points with second-place finishes in the 100 breast (57.40), 200 breast (2:06.21), and 200 IM (1:54.43) races.

As expected, the CSUB male divers performed well in their first competitive action of the season. Making his `Runner debut, freshman Sam Stinson placed second on the 1-meter board with a score of 281.70, less than 20 points outside of CSUB’s Top 5 all-time in the event. At three meters, Adam Estrella (263.40) edged Stinson (252.53) to finish second on Saturday.

CSUB will return home and begin to prepare for a busy weekend at home. The `Runners will kick off next weekend’s action at the Hillman Aquatic Center on Friday, Oct. 18, with the CSUB Sprint Classic beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Bakersfield will host the Roadrunner Invite starting at 10 a.m. with a full day of swimming action on the schedule. Meanwhile, Bakersfield’s divers will be in Riverside, Calif. on Saturday for the Lancer Diving Invite, hosted by fellow Western Athletic Conference member California Baptist.

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