BYU Men Still On Top; Davis Women Move Into Lead on Day 2 of MPSF

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 17 – Saturday, February 20
  • East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA (Pacific Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Brigham Young men (2x) & Hawaii women (results)
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Day Two Results

500 Yard Freestyle

Jana Burkard of Pacific opened the score with a 4:49.61 win in the women’s 500 free. BYU’s Ellie Thornbrue was second in 4:51.81, while Cherelle Oestringer of Hawaii placed third in 4:52.07.

In the men’s race, Hawaii went 1-3 with Jonas Gutzat (4:21.39) and Kacy Johnson (4:26.87). Santa Barbara’s Logan Hotchkiss went 4:24.91 for second.

200 Yard Individual Medley

Hawaii’s Franziska Weidner broke the MPSF record in the 200 IM and only missed Tracy Caulkins’ 1979 pool mark by .07 when she touched in 1:57.93. Bri Jurries (1:59.59) was runner-up, while Pacific’s Whitney Jorgensen rounded out the podium in 2:00.91.

BYU’s Jake Taylor followed with a championship record in the next event; he clocked a 1:43.83 to lower his own MPSF mark, set two years ago, by 1.1 seconds. Teammate Preston Jenkins (1:46.76) touched second; Dylan Kubick of Santa Barabara, third with 1:47.17.

50 Yard Freestyle

In the 50 free, Santa Barbara’s Lauren Vosseler went 22.71 to claim first place. Kenna Ramey (22.91) edged Kirsten Brand (22.92) by 1/100 for second.

Payton Sorenson of BYU won the men’s 50 free in 19.57, just off his own MPSF record of 19.53 which he set in prelims. Pacific teammates Yahav Shahaff (20.03) and Miles Mackenzie (20.12) completed the podium.

1-Meter Diving

Hawaii jumped up to second place in the women’s team standings with a 1-2-3 sweep in 1-meter diving. Aimee Harrison won the event with 310.50 points; Monica Gavaris was runner-up with 289.60, while Lauren Hall placed third with 286.15.

Kevin Dreesen of BYU was the winner of the men’s 1-meter boards with 388.75 points.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Santa Barbara won a very close 200 free relay with Kimmie Kreuzberger (23.22), Julia Mikota (22.82), Charis Hoppe (22.90), and Vosseler (22.09). The quartet combined for 1:31.03, while Hawaii finished in second with 1:31.56 and Davis took third in 1:31.68.


The men’s 200 free relay was another thriller, as BYU’s Sorenson (19.67), Connor Stirling (19.49), Jenkins (19.93), and Taylor (19.46) came to the wall in 1:18.55 in front of Pacific (1:18.92) and Cal Poly (1:21.07).

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 13

  1. UC Davis 253
  2. University of Hawaii 236
  3. UC Santa Barbara 219
  4. University of the Pacific 174
  5. Brigham Young University 161
  6. University of San Diego 93
  7. Cal Poly 78

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 13

  1. Brigham Young University 312
  2. University of the Pacific 194
  3. University of Hawaii 188
  4. UC Santa Barbara 188
  5. Cal Poly 169


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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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