2019 Mountain West Conference Day 1: Nevada Takes the Lead

MW Pool
Photo Courtesy: Madison Fredrick

By Kate Santilena, Swimming World College Intern.

We are starting off this years 2019 Mountain West Conference Championship with Wednesday night relays at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center located in chilly Minneapolis. Tonight’s events consisted of the women’s 200 medley relay, the women’s 800 free relay and the women’s 1-meter diving. Day 1 Results.

Women’s 200 Medley Relay

For our first night of competition, the women’s 200 medley relay became an exciting race with Boise State University’s (BSU) senior Ally Kleinsorgen leading the heat after the backstroke leg of the relay with a split of 24.29. However, San Diego State University’s (SDSU) sophomore Elliyana Ferrin had a great breaststroke leg of the race splitting a 27.03 to bring the Aztecs to the lead and from there they held that lead.

The SDSU Aztecs kept their top spot from the Boise State Broncos finishing with a time of 1.36.76. cutting 2.63 seconds from their seed time. Boise State came in second with a time of 1.37.22 and the Colorado State University (CSU) Rams finished with a bronze with a time of 1.39.70. Both relay teams also dropped time from their seed entry.

 Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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  MW All Time: # 1:37.60  2/18/2015 San Diego State University, San D
                          AApostalon, L Day, S Harrison, C Bailey
     MW Champ: * 1:37.60  2/18/2015 San Diego State University, San D
                          A Apostalon, L Day, S Harrison, C Bailey
  Pool Record: & 1:34.95  3/21/2014 Stanford, Stanford
                          F. Lee, K. Olsen, N. Stafford, M. Schaefer
                 1:36.75  *A Standard
                 1:37.39  *B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 San Diego St  'A'             1:39.39    1:36.76#*B      64  
     1) Ferrin, Elliyana G SO         2) r:0.30 Thormalm, Klara SO    
     3) r:0.17 Vincent, Courtney JR   4) r:0.38 Thormalm, Alma JR     
         r:14.09          24.38 (24.38)
          36.91 (12.53)       51.41 (27.03)
        1:01.85 (10.44)     1:14.44 (23.03)
        1:25.15 (10.71)     1:36.76 (22.32)
  2 Boise St  'A'                 1:40.08    1:37.22#*B      56  
     1) Kleinsorgen, Allyson G SR     2) r:0.46 Pinger, Robin JR      
     3) r:0.15 Jennings, Emmie JR     4) r:0.20 Sorensen, Abbey SR    
                          24.29 (24.29)
          36.78 (12.49)       51.94 (27.65)
        1:02.64 (10.70)     1:15.63 (23.69)
        1:25.83 (10.20)     1:37.22 (21.59)
  3 Colorado St.  'A'             1:42.84    1:39.70         54  
     1) Thomas, Tonicia N SR          2) r:0.33 Ward, Madison SO      
     3) r:0.16 Box, Julia JR          4) r:0.22 Friedrichs, Kritina FR
         r:+9.79          24.95 (24.95)
          37.35 (12.40)       52.44 (27.49)
        1:03.40 (10.96)     1:16.97 (24.53)
        1:27.66 (10.69)     1:39.70 (22.73)
  4 Nevada  'A'                   1:40.72    1:39.90         52  
     1) Watson, Imogen SO             2) r:0.47 Samula, Wiktoria FR   
     3) r:0.29 Wijkhuijs, Josien FR   4) r:0.19 Reynolds, Jamie SR    
         r:14.93          26.18 (26.18)
          38.75 (12.57)       53.93 (27.75)
        1:04.53 (10.60)     1:17.54 (23.61)
        1:28.08 (10.54)     1:39.90 (22.36)
  5 Fresno State  'A'             1:43.19    1:39.91         50  
     1) Mazutaityte, Ugne SR          2) r:0.23 Mendolicchio, Muela JR
     3) r:0.15 Harbert, Kimberly JR   4) r:0.11 McReed, Osianna SR    
         r:15.70          25.26 (25.26)
          38.27 (13.01)       53.51 (28.25)
        1:04.54 (11.03)     1:17.82 (24.31)
        1:28.32 (10.50)     1:39.91 (22.09)
  6 New Mexico  'A'               1:42.00    1:40.43         48  
     1) Shinada, Konoha SR            2) r:0.08 Pollack, Katherine FR 
     3) r:0.55 Oritsland, Hedda FR    4) r:0.04 Wiercinski, Breanna JR
                          25.27 (25.27)
          37.95 (12.68)       53.38 (28.11)
        1:04.23 (10.85)     1:17.60 (24.22)
        1:28.45 (10.85)     1:40.43 (22.83)
  7 San Jose St  'A'              1:42.67    1:41.05         46  
     1) Lehr, Taylor M SR             2) r:0.13 Hanf, Katelyn JR      
     3) r:0.19 Bushey, Brenna SR      4) r:0.25 Sailors, Madelyn FR   
         r:+9.99          25.62 (25.62)
          38.52 (12.90)       55.05 (29.43)
        1:05.52 (10.47)     1:18.45 (23.40)
        1:29.13 (10.68)     1:41.05 (22.60)
  8 Unlv (W)  'A'                 1:43.40    1:41.17         44  
     1) Kim, Eva J SO                 2) r:0.29 Moore, Skylar FR      
     3) r:0.35 Afanasyeva, Katryna SO 4) r:0.27 Schreiber, Caitlyn SO 
         r:11.75          25.98 (25.98)
          39.12 (13.14)       54.74 (28.76)
        1:05.65 (10.91)     1:18.51 (23.77)
        1:29.35 (10.84)     1:41.17 (22.66)
  9 Wyoming (W)  'A'              1:44.95    1:41.52         40  
     1) Burke, Samantha A SR          2) r:0.19 Browne, Phoebe FR     
     3) r:0.44 McLean-Leonard,nnah SO 4) r:0.29 Ryan, Isobel SR       
         r:+4.38          25.12 (25.12)
          38.34 (13.22)       54.45 (29.33)
        1:05.65 (11.20)     1:18.83 (24.38)
        1:29.79 (10.96)     1:41.52 (22.69)
 10 Air Force (W)  'A'            1:44.07    1:42.38         34  
     1) Strom, Emma R SR              2) r:0.21 Wittich, Caroline FR  
     3) r:0.28 Min, Esther JR         4) r:0.28 Campbell, Alicia FR   
         r:11.36          25.09 (25.09)
          38.29 (13.20)       54.05 (28.96)
        1:05.38 (11.33)     1:18.79 (24.74)
        1:30.07 (11.28)     1:42.38 (23.59)

Women’s 800 Free Relay

During the women’s 800 free relay, the University of Nevada (NEV) Wolfpack defended their conference title leading the heat from start to finish ending up with a time of 7.09.76. Second leg, Andressa Cholodolovski Lima had an awesome split of 1.46.24 gaining the Wolfpack more of a lead throughout the race. A great battle for second took place between the BSU Broncos and the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Lobos. In the end, the UNM Lobos took home the silver (7.12. 04) with the BSU Broncos taking home the bronze (7.13.73).

Event 3  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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  MW All Time: # 7:03.96  2/15/2017 Boise State, Boise
                          E Chard, B Aoyama, A Draney, F Cann
     MW Champ: * 7:03.96  2/15/2017 Boise State, Boise
                          E Chard, B Aoyama, A Draney, F Cann
  Pool Record: & 6:54.94  3/21/2014 California, Ca;ifornia
                          R. Acker, C.Piehl, E. Pelton, M. Franklin
                 7:02.52  *A Standard
                 7:06.19  *B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Nevada  'A'                   7:14.79    7:09.76         64  
     1) McHugh, Caitlyn D SO          2) r:0.49 Cholodovskis Liessa JR
     3) r:0.40 Richardson, Caitlyn SR 4) r:0.25 Murray, Rebecca SR    
    r:+0.78  24.67        51.67 (51.67)
      1:19.59 (1:19.59)   1:48.32 (1:48.32)
        2:13.13 (24.81)     2:39.45 (51.13)
      3:06.75 (1:18.43)   3:34.56 (1:46.24)
        3:58.96 (24.40)     4:25.55 (50.99)
      4:53.08 (1:18.52)   5:22.12 (1:47.56)
        5:46.58 (24.46)     6:13.82 (51.70)
      6:41.40 (1:19.28)   7:09.76 (1:47.64)
  2 New Mexico  'A'               7:16.99    7:12.04         56  
     1) Palomino, Adriana A SR        2) r:0.41 Sumajstorcic, Matea SO
     3) r:0.12 Huffer, Emily SR       4) r:0.18 Farkas, Klara SO      
    r:+0.81  25.14        52.09 (52.09)
      1:19.73 (1:19.73)   1:46.93 (1:46.93)
        2:11.61 (24.68)     2:38.83 (51.90)
      3:07.21 (1:20.28)   3:35.89 (1:48.96)
        4:01.24 (25.35)     4:29.01 (53.12)
      4:57.06 (1:21.17)   5:24.81 (1:48.92)
        5:42.43 (17.62)     6:16.03 (51.22)
      6:43.92 (1:19.11)   7:12.04 (1:47.23)
  3 Boise St  'A'                 7:15.67    7:13.73         54  
     1) Evans, Cody C SR              2) r:0.52 Vitort, Lauren FR     
     3) r:0.46 Barnes, Amanda SR      4) r:0.26 Hill, Hayley SO       
    r:+0.77  25.15        52.21 (52.21)
      1:20.01 (1:20.01)   1:48.11 (1:48.11)
        2:13.43 (25.32)     2:40.93 (52.82)
      3:08.55 (1:20.44)   3:36.79 (1:48.68)
        4:01.64 (24.85)     4:28.69 (51.90)
      4:56.80 (1:20.01)   5:24.86 (1:48.07)
        5:49.91 (25.05)     6:17.10 (52.24)
      6:45.03 (1:20.17)   7:13.73 (1:48.87)
  4 San Diego St  'A'             7:19.72    7:16.72         52  
     1) Ryan, Mia B FR                2) r:0.22 Meyer, McKenna JR     
     3) r:0.31 Murphy, Kristina FR    4) r:0.36 Wright, Julia FR      
    r:+0.70  24.68        51.70 (51.70)
      1:19.65 (1:19.65)   1:48.17 (1:48.17)
        2:12.83 (24.66)     2:39.97 (51.80)
      3:07.80 (1:19.63)   3:36.08 (1:47.91)
        4:00.62 (24.54)     4:28.01 (51.93)
      4:56.88 (1:20.80)   5:26.62 (1:50.54)
        5:51.38 (24.76)     6:18.83 (52.21)
      6:47.56 (1:20.94)   7:16.72 (1:50.10)
  5 Unlv (W)  'A'                 7:20.27    7:17.07         50  
     1) Raftopoulou, Filio FR         2) r:0.30 Filippova, Julia FR   
     3) r:0.18 Smith, Lauren SO       4) r:0.27 Armijo, Carissa FR    
    r:+0.75  25.58        52.70 (52.70)
      1:20.91 (1:20.91)   1:49.96 (1:49.96)
        2:14.66 (24.70)     2:41.97 (52.01)
      3:09.88 (1:19.92)   3:38.92 (1:48.96)
        4:03.71 (24.79)     4:31.55 (52.63)
      5:00.48 (1:21.56)   5:29.37 (1:50.45)
        5:54.29 (24.92)     6:21.78 (52.41)
      6:49.76 (1:20.39)   7:17.07 (1:47.70)
  6 Fresno State  'A'             7:34.79    7:17.75         48  
     1) Niemczak, Zofia M SO          2) r:0.32 Mazutaityte, Ugne SR  
     3) r:0.48 Diaz, Brenda FR        4) r:0.43 Cutler, Emily SO      
    r:+0.74  25.00        52.16 (52.16)
      1:20.36 (1:20.36)   1:48.55 (1:48.55)
        2:13.11 (24.56)     2:40.71 (52.16)
      3:09.26 (1:20.71)   3:38.56 (1:50.01)
        4:03.94 (25.38)     4:31.81 (53.25)
      5:00.57 (1:22.01)   5:29.93 (1:51.37)
        5:54.77 (24.84)     6:22.00 (52.07)
      6:49.80 (1:19.87)   7:17.75 (1:47.82)
  7 San Jose St  'A'              7:42.15    7:22.46         46  
     1) Heng, Gabriella R JR          2) r:0.58 Lehr, Taylor SR       
     3) r:0.42 Vieira, Gabriela JR    4) r:0.42 Guy, Kendal SR        
    r:+0.64  25.22        52.99 (52.99)
      1:20.97 (1:20.97)   1:48.70 (1:48.70)
        2:13.72 (25.02)     2:41.41 (52.71)
      3:09.82 (1:21.12)   3:38.50 (1:49.80)
        4:03.80 (25.30)     4:32.30 (53.80)
      5:01.31 (1:22.81)   5:30.84 (1:52.34)
        5:56.46 (25.62)     6:24.80 (53.96)
      6:53.49 (1:22.65)   7:22.46 (1:51.62)
  8 Wyoming (W)  'A'              7:28.90    7:23.42         44  
     1) Blattner, Katelyn D SO        2) r:0.27 Jones, Lainee FR      
     3) r:0.44 Covello, Kristen SO    4) r:0.22 Carsrud, Sani FR      
    r:+0.71  26.19        53.80 (53.80)
      1:21.98 (1:21.98)   1:50.41 (1:50.41)
        2:14.94 (24.53)     2:42.83 (52.42)
      3:11.21 (1:20.80)   3:40.41 (1:50.00)
        4:06.19 (25.78)     4:34.71 (54.30)
      5:03.80 (1:23.39)   5:32.68 (1:52.27)
        5:57.14 (24.46)     6:24.88 (52.20)
      6:54.01 (1:21.33)   7:23.42 (1:50.74)
  9 Colorado St.  'A'             7:32.08    7:26.23         40  
     1) Donohue, Ida B SR             2) r:0.35 Basile, Andrea JR     
     3) r:0.15 Jestes, Hope FR        4) r:0.33 Rowley, Haley SR      
    r:+0.72  25.72        53.67 (53.67)
      1:22.68 (1:22.68)   1:51.80 (1:51.80)
                            2:44.65 (52.85)
      3:14.22 (1:22.42)   3:44.80 (1:53.00)
        4:10.47 (25.67)     4:38.97 (54.17)
      5:08.03 (1:23.23)   5:37.20 (1:52.40)
        6:02.20 (25.00)     6:29.83 (52.63)
      6:58.07 (1:20.87)   7:26.23 (1:49.03)
 10 Air Force (W)  'A'            7:33.17    7:34.48         34  
     1) Wolfgramm, Autumn E JR        2) r:0.25 Brechbuhl, Elisbeth SR
     3) r:0.52 Bardak, Emily FR       4) r:0.47 Campbell, Alicia FR   
    r:+0.63  25.36        53.88 (53.88)
      1:23.78 (1:23.78)   1:54.68 (1:54.68)
        2:20.10 (25.42)     2:48.36 (53.68)
      3:17.38 (1:22.70)   3:46.40 (1:51.72)
        4:11.87 (25.47)     4:40.40 (54.00)
      5:09.66 (1:23.26)   5:39.16 (1:52.76)
        6:04.99 (25.83)     6:34.03 (54.87)
      7:04.05 (1:24.89)   7:34.48 (1:55.32)

Women’s 1-Meter Diving

On the diving side of the meet, SDSU’s Ximenia Lechuga Gonzalez took home the gold in the women’s 1-meter scoring 325.55 over NEV’s Isabel Vazquez (309.60) who took home the silver. Rounding up the top 3, BSU Bronco Martine Erlam came in third with a score of 301.55. All of which improved from their seeding score.

Event 2  Women 1 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
  MW All Time: # 364.12  10/30/2015Krysta Palmer, Nevada
     MW Champ: * 359.35  2/15/2017 Sharae Zheng, Nevada-PC
  Pool Record: & 495.70  2/20/2001 Vera Ilina, Texas
                 265.00  *A Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lechuga Gonzale     San Diego St       297.40     325.55 *A      32  
  2 Vazquez, Isabel     Nevada             296.40     309.60 *A      28  
  3 Erlam, Martine      Boise St           285.65     301.55 *A      27  
  4 Shmitova, Tamar     Nevada             262.65     299.95 *A      26  
  5 Sorenson, Linne     Nevada             262.30     296.25 *A      25  
  6 Nikolaeva, Irin     Fresno State       283.75     295.25 *A      24  
  7 Urzua, Montse       Unlv (W)           270.30     284.70 *A      23  
  8 Dark, Natasha       New Mexico         270.70     273.80 *A      22  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Fowler, Eve         Air Force (W)      249.65     271.85 *A      20  
 10 Yacopino, Marie     San Diego St       253.30     271.05 *A      17  
 11 Grandpre, Peyto     Wyoming (W)        243.95     262.50         16  
 12 Bose, Cassidy       Boise St           255.45     261.40         15  
 13 Gallais, Jocely     New Mexico         261.55     256.00         13.5
 13 Williams, Skyla  SO Colorado St.       242.65     256.00         13.5
 15 Funk, Kelli Ann     Fresno State       250.90     252.60         12  
 16 Reed, Emily         San Diego St       250.00     246.55         11  
 
                          === Preliminaries ===                          
 
 17 Rice, Victoria      Nevada             239.45                     9  
 18 Tykha, Yuliya       Fresno State       238.40                     7  
 19 Harris, Ceejay      Wyoming (W)        237.80                     6  
 20 Houlihan, Mcken     Wyoming (W)        236.90                     5  
 21 Wofford, Kayla      Air Force (W)      235.45                     4  
 22 Zoromski, Abiga     Wyoming (W)        232.80                     2.5
 22 Gallagher, Dela     San Diego St       232.80                     2.5
 24 Gatsios, Chryso     Unlv (W)           230.95                     1  
 25 Scheck, Daphne      New Mexico         230.10                   
 26 Holland, Rachel  SO Colorado St.       226.20                   
 27 Lacuesta, Josau     Unlv (W)           221.60                   
 28 Sondeno, Natash     San Jose St        217.45                   
 29 Irwin, Krystal      Air Force (W)      215.35                   
 30 von Schlag, Cri     Air Force (W)      210.40                   
 31 Tiendas, Hannah     New Mexico         202.25                   
 32 Au, Meghan          San Jose St        200.05                   
 33 Clark, Kourtney     Unlv (W)           196.50                   
 -- Thompkins, Tatu     Boise St           231.05         X0        
 -- Letts, Lexi         San Diego St       230.30         X0        
 -- Cazares, Gina       San Diego St       240.20         X0        
 -- Tamada, Eri         San Jose St        195.80         X0

After the exciting first night of competition the 2019 Mountain West Conference team scores are:

  1. University of Nevada – 204
  2. San Diego State University- 178.5
  3. Boise State University – 152
  4. Fresno State University – 141
  5. University of New Mexico – 139.5
  6. University of Nevada, Las Vegas – 118
  7. University of Wyoming – 113.5
  8. Colorado State University – 107.5
  9. U.S. Air Force Academy (W), San Jose State University – 92

After the first night, there’s no way of knowing which team will take home the conference ring but the 2019 Mountain West Conference Championship is shaping up to be an exciting meet.

4 comments

  1. John Fellows

    Alexandria Fellows. Great anchor leg by Abbey.

    • avatar
      Anonymous

      Way to go Los Lobos!! Proud of yall…

  2. Spring Higley

    Nice let’s go Nevada!