Bulldogs Go 1-1 At Double-Dual

Oct. 27, 2012

By Kelly Mason


FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State swimming and diving team had a great performance Saturday afternoon defeating Fresno Pacific 204-80 and fell short to Nevada 141-154.

"I'm disappointed in our loss to Nevada," said head coach Jeanne Fleck. " I don't know how much better we could have swam, we swam really well, but it was a whole team effort and we didn't get it done."

The Bulldogs started quick off the blocks finishing second with a time of 1:47.35 in the 200-yard medley. Then sophomore Courtney Sheehan won the 1000 free with the time of 10:36.50. This was the first win of the season for Sheehan as she helped contribute points to the team's overall score.

Sophomore Lucy Titchin had a speedy swim in the 200 free coming in second with the time of 1:53.60. Titchin also had a second place finish in the 500 Free with a time of 5:09.73.

The 100 Back showcased some great swims with Alex Madsen taking first (57.72) and freshman Lindsay Ruiz came in strong with a time of 1:00.92 good for a fourth place finish. Madsen also won the 200 Back with the time of 2:04.15.

"Alex had a great swim meet winning two events in the 100 and 200 back and she also was great in the Medley relay and the Free relay," said Fleck.

Dani Yoho had another great meet breaking the Fresno State Aquatics Pool record again clocking in at a 23.24 in the 50 Free, a new season best time. Yoho also placed second in the 100 Free with a 52. 89.

Senior Britney Vogel had a fast 100 Breast swim scoring a 1:07.43, following closely for a third place finish was Michelle Dockendorf with a 1:07.54, followed by Haley Washburn with a 1:07.94.

Dockendorf had a quick finish in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:22.66, and freshman Dana Jones came in quick with a 59.20 in the 100 Fly.

The final event of the double-dual meet was the 400 Freestyle relay and it was a close head-to-head race between Nevada and Fresno State. Nevada squeaked ahead to take first and the Bulldogs clocked in at 3:31.87 for a second place finish.

In diving Stacey Luke scored a 261.70 and Hannah Prigge scored a 252.25 on the 1-meter. In the 3-meter dive, Luke scored a 272.20 and Prigge finished with a 235.30.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" - The Bulldog divers are off to the USC Diving Invite for November 2 and 3 down in Los Angeles, Calif.