Fresno State In Eighth Place After Day One Of A3 Performance Invite

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November 19th, 2016 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

LOS ANGELES- The Fresno State swim team wrapped up their first day of competition at the eleven-team A3 Performance Invitational Thursday night.

The first day of competition included the 200 Freestyle Relay, 500 Freestyle, 200 IM, 50 Freestyle and 400 Medley Relay. Prelims began at 9 a.m. PT followed by finals at 5 p.m. PT.

“We had a great night in the individual swims,” said head coach Jeanne Fleck. “Ugne Mazutaityte, Esme Gullick and Manuela Mendolicchio all clocked season-best times in their events. Our relays are a work in progress, but we are getting better every race.”

In the 200 Freestyle Relay final, Fresno State’s team of Kali Conlon, Hannah Jarvis, Ally Short and Katelin Britton took eighth place with a time of 1:35.72.

Sophomore Ugne Mazutaityte led the Bulldogs in the 500 Freestyle final with a seventh place finish (4:56.74).

Freshman Manuela Mendolicchio competed in the consolation final for the 200 IM, she finished in 14th overall with a time of 2:05.88. Senior Esme Gullick competed in the bonus final of the 200 IM and placed 17th overall (2:03.88).

As for the 400 Medley Relay final, the Fresno State team of Mazutaityte, Mendolicchio, Britton and Gullick finished seventh with a time of 3:49.47.

After day one, the Bulldogs sit in eighth place with a team score of 137.

Live results:

Event Schedule:
Thursday, November 17
200 Freestyle Relay
500 Freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 Freestyle
400 Medley Relay
Friday, November 18
200 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
800 Freestyle Relay
Saturday, November 19
200 Backstroke
1650 Freestyle (women)
100 Freestyle
1650 Freestyle (men)
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
400 Freestyle Relay

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News courtesy of Fresno State Athletics.

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