Laughlin Doubles, Weidner Sets Record on Day 3 of MPSF Championships

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 Three Results

Day Three of the MPSF Championships in Monterey Park, California, featured some movements in the team races that will make for an exciting Saturday. Santa Barbara jumped from fourth to second in the men’s contest, but Pacific and Hawaii are still within striking range. BYU remains way out front, and Cal Poly is 62 points behind Hawaii. Davis leads the women’s contest, and there are exciting battles going on for second (between Hawaii and Santa Barbara) and fourth (between Pacific and BYU).

400 Yard IM

UC Davis freshman Solie Laughlin kicked things off with a 4:14.80 win in the 400 IM. Pacific teammates Whitney Jorgensen (4:16.32) and Cristina Mardones (4:21.17) came in second and third.

In the men’s 400 IM, BYU’s Stephen Richards avenged his third-place finish from 2015 and notched a narrow victory over Santa Barbara’s Dylan Kubick, 3:49.21 to 3:49.80. Cal Poly’s Zachary Cootes went 3:52.02 for third.

100 Yard Butterfly

Pacific sophomore Kenna Ramey just held off defending champion Hilvy Cheung of Davis and Hawaii’s Erin McNulty for the win in the 100 fly. Ramey touched in 52.57 to Cheung’s 52.73; McNulty was third with 53.08.

UC Santa Barbara’s Kevin Mendoza claimed victory in the men’s 100 fly in the tightest race of the day. Mendoza came to the wall in 47.81 ahead of Pacific teammates Stewart Harrison (47.93) and Makoa Haneberg (47.94).

200 Yard Freestyle

Franziska Weidner of Hawaii broke her second MPSF record of the meet with a 1:46.23 win in the 200 free. Santa Barbara’s Lauren Vosseler earned silver in 1:48.08, while Mackenna Briggs of San Diego rounded out the podium with 1:49.16.

Hawaii’s Yuri Samouilich was only .15 off the meet record when he won the men’s 200 free in 1:34.67. Pacific’s Miles Mackenzie (1:36.82) and Cal Poly’s Nolan Newland (1:37.49) followed in second and third.

100 Yard Breaststroke

2015 bronze medalist Anna Dahl of BYU made it to the top of the podium this year with a 1:01.34 in the women’s 100 breast. Defending champion Katie Records of Santa Barbara finished second with 1:01.93 ahead of teammate Charis Hoppe (1:02.33).

Yahav Shahaff of University of the Pacific was the winner of the men’s 100 breast in 52.97. Second place went to Paulo Magahales dePaula of Hawaii (53.42); BYU’s Ryan Sorensen was third (55.11).

100 Yard Backstroke

After the 400 IM, Davis’ Laughlin doubled with a win in the 100 back. She just out-touched Cheyenne Low of Santa Barbara, 54.40 to 54.47. Third place went to Cai Hong Singh of Pacific in 55.22.

Jake Taylor of BYU was just shy of his MPSF record from 2015 but nonetheless blew away the competition in winning the 100 back with 45.74. Pacific’s Haneberg was runner-up with 48.15, just 5/100 ahead of Preston Jenkins of BYU.

3-Meter Diving

Hawaii’s Aimee Harrison added a title in 3-meter diving to the one she earned on the 1-meter board, scoring 329.15 points in finals. Her prelims score of 349.25 broke the MPSF record. Teammate Lauren Hall was second with 321.65 points; BYU’s Alex Kottcamp placed third with 310.25.

Kevin Dreesen of BYU also swept the diving events, scoring  406.25 points to take the men’s 3-meter title. Amund Gismervik of Hawaii came in second with 399.65, while teammate Johan Sandell was third with 356.35.

400 Yard Medley Relay

Davis (3:40.34) won the women’s 400 medley relay by 5/100 in a thriller over Pacific. Hawaii edged Santa Barbara for third.

Pacific claimed the men’s title in 3:12.77.

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 28

  1. UC Davis 512
  2. University of Hawaii 439
  3. UC Santa Barbara 418.5
  4. University of the Pacific 332.5
  5. Brigham Young University 321
  6. University of San Diego 184
  7. Cal Poly 140

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 28

  1. Brigham Young University 566
  2. UC Santa Barbara 406
  3. University of the Pacific 401
  4. University of Hawaii 365
  5. Cal Poly 303


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Anne Lepesant

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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