Nov. 6, 2006
IRVINE, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's swimming and diving team swam in the Big West Shootout this past weekend hosted by the UC Irvine Anteaters. The team finished 2-4 overall defeating Cal Poly and University of Idaho on day one of the two day event.
On day one, freshman Kristen Yoon finished a team high second place in her 200 backstroke event in a time of 2:08.36. In the 1650 freestyle, sophomore Sarah Gleason took third place in a time of 17:40.40, less than ten seconds behind the first place finisher. Sophomore Erin Voyles also took third place in her 500 freestyle event posting a time of 5:10.45.
The Toreros were defeated 94-46 in head-to-head competition against UC Davis but defeated Cal Poly 77-63 and University of Idaho 84-54 to finish day one competition.
On day two, Gleason finished with a team high second place in her 500 freestyle event with a time of 5:11.74, only ten seconds off the first place time. Gleason also took a fourth place finish in the 1000 freestyle event in a time of 10:41.23. The USD A free relay team (Yoon, Gleason, Tina Leveque, Voyles) finished in fourth place overall in a time of 3:36.90.
The Toreros were defeated in all three of their head-to-head results, 89-24 against University of Hawaii, 57-54 to UC Irvine, and 36-77 against UC Davis.
San Diego returns to the pool on Thursday, November 16 in Long Beach, California to participate in the Speedo Cup, a three day event which will take place at the Belmont Plaza Pool.