UCSB Women, BYU Men On Top After Day 1 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)
  • Live results
  • Live Video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Day One Results

The first day of swimming came to a close with Santa Barbara on top of the standings in the women’s meet and Brigham Young leading the men. UCSB kicked it off with a 1:40.55 in the 200 medley relay from Cheyenne Low (25.55), Charis Hoppe (27.76), Allie Stevens (24.80), and Kimmie Kreuzberger (22.44). Second place went to Pacific’s Haley Preston, Cristina Mardones, Kenna Ramey, and Vaiva Gimbutyte (1:41.56). UC Davis (Aislinn Dresel, Hailey Ferko, Hilvy Cheung, and Courtney Schultz) took third with 1:41.76.

BYU clocked a 1:26.51 to win the men’s race with Jake Taylor (21.44), Stephen Richards (24.78), Rainer Ng (21.36), and Payton Sorenson (18.93). Pacific was only 3/10 behind with 1:26.80 (Makoa Haneberg, Yahav Shahaff, Jared Vu, and Mitchell Ongstad). Hawaii’s Adam Banks, Paulo Magahales de Paula, Micah Ornelas, and Ryan Makuta came in third with 1:28.72.

Hawaii scored a thrilling come-from-behind win in the women’s 800 free relay with Kira Webster (1:49.78), Cherelle Oestringer (1:49.13), Silvija Djelic (1:49.86), and Franziska Weidner (1:45.98) combining for 7:14.75. Santa Barbara and Davis took second and third with 7:16.57 and 7:19.64, respectively.

In the men’s 800 free relay, both BYU and Pacific came in under the previous meet record time of 6:28.53. Brigham Young’s Taylor (1:35.03), Connor Stirling (1:37.62), Preston Jenkins (1:35.82) and Luis Ventura (1:37.81) got the win and the record with 6:26.28. Pacific (Miles Mackenzie, Georan Meendering, Brandon Presswood, and Curtis Klein) went 6:28.52.

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 4

  1. UC Santa Barbara 74
  2. University of Hawaii 70
  3. Univ of California, Davis 64
  4. University of the Pacific 62
  5. Brigham Young University 54
  6. University of San Diego 30
  7. Cal Poly 26

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 4

  1. Brigham Young University 80
  2. University of the Pacific 68
  3. UC Santa Barbara 62
  4. University of Hawaii 60
  5. Cal Poly 58


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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom 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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