Dogs Swim to Victory Against East Bay
Jan. 8, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. -- - The Bulldogs competed in their first swim meet of 2011 today in Fresno against CSU East Bay. The cold winter weather had no effect on the swimming Dogs as they won their meet with a final score of 174-62. Fresno State had a Bulldog win each of the 16 events that took place today.
"We were able to move our ladies around into events that they don't usually swim in," said head coach Jeanne Fleck. "I was very happy. There was some really good swimming today."
Senior Stephanie Hatayama showed her leadership in the pool today by achieving two wins against CSU East Bay. She placed first in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.13 and first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.97.
"Stephanie Hatayama had some really great times," said Fleck. "I was very happy with everyone today."
Sophomore Britney Vogel won the 1000 yard freestyle event today with a time of 10:47.79.
"Britney usually swims the breast stroke and she did very well in the freestyle event today," Fleck stated. "She came right off the relay and then had to swim the 1000 so that was a pretty hard double but she did a great job."
Other Dogs who won events today were Brooke Fuller (100 yard backstroke), Michelle Dockendorf (200 yard butterfly), Alexis Melnikov (100 yard freestyle), Jordan Morillo (200 yard backstroke), Sarah Pino (200 yard breaststroke), and Dede Torres (200 yard IM). The Dogs also won all of their relay events.
The Bulldogs will continue their training this week to prepare for their first road trip of the 2011 year. The Dogs will head to Bakersfield to compete UC Bakersfield and San Diego State on January 15. Their next home event will be on January 21 and 22 for the Valley Invitational.
Fresno State's Centennial Celebration in Full Swing Founded in 1911, Fresno State will celebrate its 100th anniversary during the 2010-11 academic year. The campus community will hold several special events during the year and the Fresno State Athletics Department will host a Centennial event for each of its 19 sports. The Bulldogs swimming and diving celebration will be held in the spring of 2011. Stay updated on gobulldogs.com for pending information.
New Fresno State Swimming and Diving Complex Progresses Construction on the new multi-million dollar aquatic complex is going well. Cement has been poured, blocks have been stacked, and progress can be seen on the complex that will sit directly east of Bulldog diamond off Barstow Ave. The facility will feature a 50-meter pool with eight lanes, including a one-meter, three-meter and platform diving well at five, seven and ten-meter heights, along with coach's offices. A wet classroom will also be available to swimmers and divers for just out-of-the water coaching and exercises, as well as both home and visiting locker rooms. The pool will be seven feet deep and the diving well 13-15 feet to accommodate swimmers and divers. The pool will also be swim meet ready with diving blocks, lane lines and flags. With the development of the new facility, the team will have the ability to host home meets and practice on campus, and give the `Dogs a permanent home. You can watch pool construction live online at gobulldogs.com and view old and new construction pictures on the Fresno State swimming and diving blog or the Fresno State Athletics Facebook page. Completion is on track for Spring 2011.
"We Are Your Team!" - The Bulldogs will travel to Bakersfield next weekend for their first meet of the new year. Be sure to check gobulldogs.com for results!