Bulldogs To Compete At Phill Hansel Invitational

Nov. 13, 2012

By Kelly Mason

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State swimming and diving team will head to Houston, Texas to compete at the Phill Hansel Invite on Nov. 15-17. There will be 13 schools competing in swimming at the invite which include: Arkansas, Houston, Florida Gulf Coast, Idaho, LSU, New Mexico State, SMU, Tulane and Texas A&M. Three Mountain West teams will also be competing: Air Force, New Mexico and Wyoming. There will also be six schools competing in diving at the invite: Clemson, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, TCU, UCLA and Fresno State.

Meet Info and Live Stats
Meet Info: Phill Hansel Invite

Live Stats: Click HERE to watch the Live Stats from the Phill Hansel Invite.

Divers Do Well At USC Invite
At the first diving invitational of the season, senior Stacey Luke placed third in the 1-meter springboard and junior Hannah Prigge placed fourth in the Platform dive. In the 3-meter dive Prigge placed fourth and Luke placed fifth out of 23 divers competing. This marked the first diving invitational of the 2012-13 season.

Bulldogs Defeat Sunbirds, Fall To Wolf Pack
The Fresno State swimming and diving team hosted Nevada and Fresno Pacific in a double-dual meet Oct. 27, 2012 at the Fresno State Aquatics Center. 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.

Luke and Yoho: Mountain West Swimmer and Diver of the Week
Seniors Dani Yoho and Stacey Luke earned Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week honors, respectively, for meets contested from Oct. 8-15, 2012. It is the first Mountain West career honor for both student-athletes. Yoho's speedy season opening performance ranked her as the top 50-yard free sprinter in the Mountain West and Luke's performance on the springboards qualified her for Zones.

Reflection On The Early Bird Invite
The Bulldogs came out on fire for the first meet of the season as they finished second behind defending National Champion Cal. Senior Dani Yoho was the lone Bulldog to win a swimming event, setting a new pool record in the 50-yard freestyle. Divers Stacey Luke and Hannah Prigge both qualified for Zones in the 1- and 3-meter dive.

Fleck's Outlook On Swimming Tough Competition
"We know we are entering a competitive conference with teams like San Diego State and Boise State that will be a tough challenge," said Fleck. "We are prepared mentally and physically to be competitive and stay inside ourselves by swimming our races and not worrying about the other teams. Why not start the season off tough?" asked Fleck. "With tough competition the team will learn and grow to develop a mental toughness that will help them throughout the season and in new conference competitions."

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