San Jose State Defeats UC San Diego, Colorado Mesa University

The Spartans brought home wins in 13 of 16 events to outscore the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks (236-61) and the host UC San Diego Tritons (186-110) in a set of duals at the Canyonview Aquatics Center. Three SJSU swimmers and one SJSU diver each captured two individual event wins to help propel the Spartans to the top.

SJSU started off the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.51) ahead of the UC San Diego A team (1:46.11). The Tritons’ B team touched second in 1:49.16, just ahead of the SJSU B team (1:49.34). On the men’s side, the UCSD A team took the top spot (1:34.22), just ahead of Colorado Mesa’s A team (1:35.90).

Spartan Riley Spitser took the first individual event win of the meet in the 1000 Free (10:20.63) sixteen seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Her teammate Allyson Fellows followed up for second in 10:36.86. UC San Diego’s Megan Lee finished third in 11:00.84. Triton Paul Li took the men’s 1000 Free (9:46.08) ahead of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Jonathan Glaser (9:47.13) by just one second. UC San Diego’s Sasha Mitrushina took third in 9:51.47.

The lady Tritons racked up the points in the 200 Free, swimming to first, third and fifth-place finishes. Freshman Stephanie Sin touched first in 1:53.18 ahead of San Jose State’s Alli Davis (1:54.08). Sin‘s teammate Madelyn Huttner took third in 1:55.39, just ahead of Spartan Brooke Hammond by less than one tenth of a second (1:55.47). The UCSD men continued the winning streak with Chandler Pourvahidi taking the 200 Free in 1:41.72. His teammate Michael Leung claimed second (1:43.72) to complete a 1-2 Triton sweep.

San Jose State responded with a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 100 Back, led by senior Spartan Michaela McLean (57.96). Her teammates Morgan McCormick (58.30), Haley Smith (59.93) and Collen Humel (59.96) took second through fourth, respectively. Colorado Mesa’s Justin Hastings touched first on the men’s side (51.24) ahead of UCSD’s Julian Jacobs (52.61) and Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Ryan Lane (53.25).

San Jose State’s Dominique Yoder brought home a win for the Spartans in the 100 Breast (1:06.16) just ahead of UCSD’s Eva Chen (1:06.64). Yoder‘s teammate Jen Johnson followed up for third in 1:06.74. Missouri University of Science and Technology teammates Al Kerc (57.55) and Miguel Chavez (58.29) took a 1-2 sweep on the men’s side. UC San Diego’s AJ Zavala was just one tenth of a second behind for third in 58.38.

Spartan senior Kayla Nakamoto took the 200 Fly (2:06.40) ahead of a 2-3-4-5 Triton finish led by Naomi Thomas (2:07.62). Her teammate Dari Watkins followed up for third in 2:08.48. On the men’s side, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Eirik Nielsen touched first in 1:55.58 ahead of Colorado Mesa’s Kyle Johnston (1:56.20). Nielsen‘s teammate Caleb Hathaway took third in 1:58.07.

UC San Diego teammates Austine Lee (24.01) and Colleen Daley (24.32) took first and second in the 50 Free. San Jose State’s Brynne Beneke touched third in 24.45.  Tritons Jack Galvan (21.11) and Kevin Wylder (21.44) swept the men’s event, while Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Al Kerc (21.47) was just three one-hundredths of a second behind for third.

Freshman Spartan Cari Reiswig swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, scoring 251.85 and 281.85, respectively. Colorado Mesa’s Sage D’Ambrosia  swept the events on the men’s side, scoring 241.55 and 239.55, respectively.

The SJSU women swept the 100 Free, taking first through fourth. Spartan Taylor Solorio led the charge, touching first in 52.44. Her teammates Brynne Beneke (53.03), Christina Bruni (53.07) and Amber Nelson (53.58) finished close behind for second, third and fourth. Triton teammates Jack Galvan (46.24) and Arthur Heale (47.23) swept the 100 Free, with Galvan claiming his second event win of the meet.

San Jose State freshman Morgan McCormick took the 200 Back with a 2:02.93 ahead of a 2-3 UCSD finish by Julia Toronczak (2:03.39) and Madelyn Huttner (2:08.05). UC San Diego’s Michael Cohn (1:52.61) led a 1-2-3 Triton sweep in the men’s event, with his teammates Alexander Moshensky (1:54.07) and Christopher Pais (1:56.32) completing the sweep.

UC San Diego kept their event winning streak alive with a first-place finish in the 200 Breast by Jaimie Bryan (2:22.87). The Spartans took the next four places, with Dominique Yoder touching second in 2:24.02.  Her teammates Amanda Buxbaum (2:25.16), Michelle Berry (2:25.27) and Jen Johnson (2:25.43) rounded out the field. Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Miguel Chavez touched first on the men’s side (2:04.78) ahead of UCSD’s Zachary Young (2:05.62).

San Jose State’s Riley Spitser claimed her second event win of the meet with a first-place finish in the 500 Free (5:00.77) almost eight seconds ahead of the rest of the field. UC San Diego’s Stephanie Sin followed up for second in 5:08.55. Triton Chandler Pourvahidi was another double event winner, touching first in the men’s event in 4:38.25.

Spartan Michaela McLean took her second win with a first-place finish in the 100 Fly (56.40). UC San Diego’s Naomi Thomas (57.39), Dari Watkins (58.69) and Jaclyn Amog (58.83) swept the rest of the field for the Tritons. Colorado Mesa’s Justin Hastings (51.17) out-touched Missouri University of Science and Technology’ s Eirik Nielsen (51.72) for the win on the men’s side.

Spartan Morgan McCormick touched first in the 400 IM (4:29.99) ahead of UC San Diego’s Eva Chen (4:35.93). McCormick‘s teammates Michelle Berry (4:37.41) and Colleen Humel (4:40.64) swam to third and fourth, respectively. On the men’s side, Tritons Paul Li (4:10.51), Christopher Pais (4:12.98) and Kevin Fink (4:14.72) completed a 1-2-3 UCSD sweep.

To wrap up the meet, the San Jose State women and UCSD men took top titles in the 400 Free Relay, swimming to a 3:30.08 and 3:05.80, respectively.

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6 years ago

I think this should be titled SJS Women defeat UCSD, CMU.
The UCSD men won their part of meet which was against Colorado Mesa and Missouri S&T, (especially since the men are mentioned in the article). SJS doesn’t have a men’s team.