`Dogs Out-Swim Bakersfield for Second Dual Meet Win in a Row
Jan. 16, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. -The Fresno State swimming and diving team defended its home pool advantage for the second time this week beating the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon 183-114 at Clovis North Aquatics Complex.
The Bulldogs won an impressive 13 of the 16 total events on the day giving the Red Wave plenty to cheer about as the `Dogs established their first winning streak since the return of the program.
"To have two wins in a row like this is just a very exciting thing for our program," said head coach Jeanne Fleck. "The girls swam really well and I thought we looked very sharp today."
Freshman Dani Yoho was all smiles as she stole the show in every event she competed in for the second meet in a row. She finished first in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and helped both the 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams to impressive victories over the Roadrunners.
"Dani is great," Fleck said of the talented newcomer from the state of Texas. "She has really stepped up for our team this season and is only going to get better."
Freshman Britney Vogel had a strong performance for the `Dogs, with wins in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events along with a second place finish in the 200 IM and also was a part of the Bulldogs first place finish in the 200 medley relay.
"Britney continues to impress me," said Fleck. "She was very solid for us today in every event she competed in."
Rayanne Nguyen had arguably her most impressive performance of her freshman season, finishing first in the 200 freestyle event after posting a lifetime best time of 1:56.50. Nguyen also topped the field in the 100 and 200 butterfly events and contributed a key leg of the winning 200 medley relay team.
"Rayanne was amazing for us today," said Fleck. "She was strong in every event she was in and her time continue to improve."
Sophomore standout Heidi Gjoen, added two more single event victories for the Bulldogs in the 100 and 200 backstroke events and was a huge part of both the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams.
The `Dogs were also first in the 1000 freestyle event thanks to another underclassman, Jen Hicks who posted a lifetime best time in the event with a 10:57.70, which is over a second faster than her previous best.
Luke put up a score of 181.35 in the 1-meter dive good enough for third place and posted a score of 218.32 in the 3-meter good enough for second, while Weeks scored a 210.52 in the 3-meter dive for third place in the event.
The victory for the Fresno State marks the second win this week and is the third win of the season in dual meet competition this season for the `Dogs as they continue to improve with the conference meets right around the corner.
"Im really happy and I think the whole team is starting to really come together and we are extremely excited," said Fleck. "We got ourselves a winning streak going here and we are undefeated at home!"
"We Are Your Team" - Next up, the Bulldogs swimming and diving team carries their winning streak to Los Angeles to face off against San Diego and Loyola Marymount on Jan. 23. at 10:00 a.m. Check out gobulldogs.com for all your swimming and diving information along with exclusive team blogs.