Darcie Anderson Triples, Leads San Jose State Against CSU Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, California, January 3. THREE San Jose State women recorded multiple victories as the Spartans earned a dominating win over California State – Bakersfield this morning. San Jose State won 11 of 16 events to outscore the Roadrunners. Delise Batiza won two individual events to lead the Roadrunners.

San Jose State Press Release

The San Jose State women’s swimming team placed first in 11 out of 16 events in the 182-106 victory over CSU Bakersfield, improving their dual meet record to 2-2.

Seniors Darcie Anderson and Ashlyn Acosta, and freshman Alysha Bush each had multiple first place finishes at the Hillman Aquatic Center. Anderson led the Spartans with three individual first place finishes and also swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay. Anderson won her first race in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:05.4 and later won the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM in 2:21.63 and 2:10.41, respectively.

Acosta finished first in two events, the first in the 100 fly in 56.90 and also in the 200 fly in 2:04.80.

Bush also finished first in two events, winning both the 50 and 100 free with times of 24.19 and 52.01, respectively. She later teamed up with Acosta to win the 400 free relay in 3:29.33 and the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:46.65.

Other San Jose State individual winners were Michaela McLean in the 100 backstroke and Haley Smith in the 200 backstroke.

“We are generally happy with the performance that the team had today and it was exciting to start the second half of the season,” said head coach Sage Hopkins. “We are expect the team to get sharper with each day of performance and we cannot wait to get to San Diego.”

CSU Bakersfield Press Release

Bakersfield fell to San Jos? State on Friday in the women’s swimming dual meet as the Spartans outscored the Roadrunners 182-106.

Delise Batiza (Jr. San Ramon, Calif., Oregon State) won the 500 free with a time of 5:01.91. She also won the 1000 free (10:22.81) and finished third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:11.98.

Paola Hernandez (Fr., Lompoc, Calif., Cabrillo HS) won the 200 free (1:52.98) and finished second in the 100 free (:52.48).

Michaela Paige (So., Lompoc, Calif., Cabrillo HS) placed second in the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.62 and placed third in the 100 fly (:57.72).

The 400 free relay of Paige, Hernandez, Kelsey Lange (So., San Jos?, Saint Teresa HS), and Lauren Kaufman (Jr., Renton, Wash., TCU) finished second in a time of 3:30.39.

Lange swam to a third place finish in the 200 free (1:57.25). She also finished fourth in the 100 free (:53.19). Lucy Sanderson (Fr., London, England, Kelley College) recorded third place finishes in both the 200 back (2:12.31) and the 200 fly (2:12.46).

“Today was the best we have swum against San Jos?,” said Bakersfield director of swimming and diving Chris Hansen. “Michaela Paige, Delise Batiza, and Paola Hernandez continue to impress us. Paola and Delise had great meets today. The 400 free relay of Michaela, Paola, Kelsey Lange and Lauren Kaufman was also a great relay for us. I think we just have to ride the momentum of having some good races today for a very close meet against Fresno State tomorrow. I need to see more than Paolo, Michaela and Delise. The same three names keep coming around and around. We need a couple more women to step up tomorrow to beat Fresno State for the first time ever.”

Bakersfield swims at Fresno State on Saturday with the meet scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.

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