CSU Bakersfield Men & Women Down Pacific

Meet Results

  • October 14, 2017
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Meet Results
  • Score
    • MEN:
      • CSU Bakersfield 154, Pacific 134
    • WOMEN:
      • CSU Bakersfield 184.5, Pacific 114.5

Press Release

Courtesy of CSU Bakersfield Athletics


The Roadrunner men’s swimming and diving team faced a tough battle against Pacific in their home opener on Saturday. CSU Bakersfield managed to edge the Tigers for a 154-134 victory in front of 40+ former `Runners on alumni weekend.

“A lot of seniors from last year and the year before were here,” said Chris Hansen, CSUB’s Director of swimming, “so, most of our sophomores and up knew a lot of the people who came to watch. I think the alumni really helped provide a great atmosphere for our team.”

Hansen highlighted some of his top men’s swimmers of the meet: “Kris Rogic‘s 200 IM and 100 back was big time for us. Lovre Soric always does what he has to do. We’re on fire this year. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens.”

After the CSUB men dropped the opening relay, sophomore Noah Hultner and junior Owen van Krimpen got CSUB back on track with a 1-2 finish in the 1000 free. Hultner ran away for a big win at 9:40.31 while van Krimpen picked up four more vital points with a time of 9:46.30.

Soric, a senior from Croatia, picked up his first win of the day with a time of 1:40.92 in the 200 free. Rogic, a freshman who also hails from Croatia, took a victory in the 100 back (50.25), out touching Pacific’s top swimmer by just 0.23 seconds. Soric later won the 200 IM (1:52.12) while Rogic finished third with a strong time of 1:53.84 for the freshman.

Junior Jake Chir earned a victory in the 100 breast (57.08) in another tight race with Pacific. Freshman Loren Gillilansnuck in a win in the 50 free by just five hundredths of a second with a time of 21.25. The native of Fort Collins, Colo. went on to pick up a victory in the 100 fly (49.71) as well.

Soric (1:52.16) and fellow senior Mario Vasquez (1:53.14) finished second and third in the 200 back. With the Tigers nipping at their heels, junior Greg Lee won the 200 breast (2:06.86) with Chir right behind (2:07.04) for a 1-2 finish and some breathing room in the team score.

CSUB’s divers competed uncontested as Adam Estrella took wins on both springboards on Saturday with Drew Huerta close behind.

The `Runners will return to action next Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. CSUB is set to square off against fellow Western Athletic Conference member UNLV on Oct. 21.


CSU Bakersfield’s women’s swimming and diving team cruised to a 184.5-114.5 victory in its home opener on Saturday. The Roadrunners downed Northern California foe Pacific in front of 40+ former `Runners on alumni weekend.

“A lot of seniors from last year and the year before were here,” said Chris Hansen, CSUB’s Director of swimming, “so, most of our sophomores and up knew a lot of the people who came to watch. I think the alumni really helped provide a great atmosphere for our team.”

Hansen went on to say he was pleased with the performance on Saturday: “I felt great about the results. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a lot closer and we were going to have the uphill battle on the women’s side. Jayssie Haynes is swimming out of this world. Maddie CosgroveMorgan KingSabrina Zavala, and Gabi Liedy really set the tone for the women.”

After the `Runner women lost the opening relay, Liedy and Zavala got CSUB back on track with a 1-2 finish in Event 3, the 1000 free. Liedy, a senior transfer, lowered her season-best time by seven seconds to 10:32.62 while Zavala, a junior, finished close behind at 10:33.95.

In the next event, Haynes, a sophomore from San Jose, Calif., helped the `Runners go 1-2-3 in the 200 free. Haynes took the victory at 1:53.43 while Alisa Cooke (1:55.50) and Darya Samiee (1:57.58) finished out the sweep.

Later in the meet, a 1-2-3-4 sweep of the 200 fly helped the `Runners get more separation on the Tigers. Cosgrove, a sophomore from San Diego, Calif., took the win with a time of 2:07.98. Taylor Budshaw (2:10.95), Lexi Cannon(2:11.60), and Lucy Peltz (2:15.93) rounded out the Top 4 in the event.

King, a sophomore sprinter, edged Cooke for a victory in the 50 free with a time of 24.56. Cooke was a mere 0.21 seconds behind to help CSUB extend their lead. King would later add a victory in the 100 free (52.78) while Cooke finished third with another strong time of 53.57.

Sophomore Alyssa Madero picked up a win in the 200 back (2:06.63) before Haynes (5:02.65) and Zavala (5:12.68) finished first and second in the 500 free. Haynes also won the 200 IM (2:07.97) on Saturday for a total of three individual wins.

On the springboards, CSUB went 1-3-4 on the 1-meter and 1-2-3 on the 3-meter to earn big points. Junior Hannah Chernabaeff won both events with scores in the low 200s while senior Donna Rotella raised her season-best on the 3-meter board by over 30 points to 199.50 to finish second.

The `Runners will return to action next Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. CSUB is set to square off against UNLV on Oct. 21.

Press Release

Courtesy of Pacific Athletics

The Pacific men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams put forth a strong effort against Cal State Bakerfield.

The Tigers’ men’s team finished just short of a team victory, falling by a score of 154-134. The Tigers combined for six, first place finishes, including wins in the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle Relays. The 200 Relay team, made up of Makoa HanebergYahav ShahafMason Miller and Stewart Harrison, finished with a time of 1:31.16. In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Harrison, Josh OwensAustin Crump and Danny Larson combined for a time of 3:04.52.

“We didn’t have any men’s divers entered for today’s meet so I am really happy with how strong we performed in swimming. Our team fought hard and we definitely showed our strength in the relays as we finished one-and-three in the 200 and one-and-two in the 400,” expressed head coach Peter Richardson.

Peterson added, “It is about racing tough in the fall.”

Larson is already making a name for himself as he also had second place finishes in the 200 Free (1:42.34) and the 500 Free (4:41.54). Shelby Lee also had a strong showing in the 200 Free with a finish of 1:43.77.

Michael Kang snagged a first place finish in the 500 Free (4:41.54) and had a third place finish in the 1000 Free (9:54.80). Both of Kang’s marks 2017 season bests.

Also claiming first place finishes were Dylan Toy in the 100 Free (46.67) and Niles Biolley in the 200 Back (1:49.99), besting his previous mark in the 200 Back by over two seconds. Biolley also was second in the 200 IM (1:53.32) and third in the 100 Back (51.83). Angel Alcala also snagged a top finish with a mark of 1:52.95 in the 200 Fly.

“I was happy with how some of the younger guys like Danny Larson and Michael Kang competed today. Both of them as well as Daniel Toy had a great meet,” added Richardson.

For the second-straight day Miller and Harrison have finished back-to-back in both the 50 Free and 100 Fly. Against the Roadrunners Miller was second in the 50 Free (21.30), while Harrison was third with a time of 21.42. In the 100 Fly, Miller clocked a time of 49.86, while Harrison had a time of 50.54 in the event.

Makoa Haneberg had Pacific’s top time in the 100 Back (50.48), while Neil Franka led the Tigers in the 200 Breast (2:11.63) and Shahaff in the 100 Breast (57.53).

The Pacific women’s swimming and diving team also fell short today, falling to the Roadrunners, 184.5-114.5.

“On the women’s side we were missing five impactful swimmers, which makes up 20 percent of our team, so that definitely effected our depth in today’s meet. That being said I was proud with how we competed, especially in the Breaststroke,” said Richardson.

the relay team’s split with the Tigers earning the victory in the 200 Medley Relay. Cai Hong SinghElina RosarioKenna Ramey and Meredith Lillie combined for a time of 1:45.72. Rosario and Ramey also highlighted Pacific’s efforts in a number of other events with Rosario also finishing with the top time in the 100 Breast (1:04.63), second in the 200 Breast (2:22.63) and fourth in the 100 Fly (58.80). Ramey was first in the 100 Fly (57.20) and second in the 100 Free (52.96).

Pacific dominated in the 200 Breast and joining Rosario in placing in the event were Semaj Walker (2nd, 1:04.83) and Angela Gagliardo (3rd, 1:06.89). Gagliardo was also stellar in the 200 Breast, where she finished first overall with a time of 2:22.34, and in the 200 IM (2:08.63).

Becca Aguilar had top-four finishes in three events — 100 Free (3rd, 53.87), 50 Free (3rd, 25.15) and 200 Free (4th, 1:58.21). Isabella Green snagged a first place finish in the 100 Back (59.05) and was second in the 200 Back (2:08.73).

The Tigers top swimmer in the 1000 Free was Kendall Bromley (10:46.33), while Brigid McNally represented Pacific well in the 200 Fly (2:17.94) and the 500 Free (5:16.73).

Competing for the women’s diving team were Alexis AlbaneseLillian SamIrene Kuang and Isabelle Huynh. In the one-meter dive Albanese recorded a second place finish with a score of 171.07. Sam was fifth (75.15) and Kuang was sixth (71.10). In the three-meter dive, Albanese was fourth with a score of 114.82.

“I am really proud of our how our young divers competed today,” added Richardson.

Pacific will take a week break before returning home to Chris Kjeldsen Pool to host its annual Pacific Invitational. The event will begin Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude Saturday, Oct. 28.

Make sure to follow Pacific swimming on Twitter with the username @PacTigersH2O and on Instagram at pacificswimteam.

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