Dec. 1, 2012
By Kelly Mason
FRESNO, Calif. --- Senior Dani Yoho won the 50 yard freestyle race and junior diver Hannah Prigge won both the 1 and 3 meter dive bringing the Bulldogs close, but fell to the Aztecs 133-128 Saturday afternoon.
Yoho's first place performance in the 50 free (23.56) ranks as the fifth-fastest time in the Aztex Aquaplex. Prigge's 1-meter, 284.40, and the 3-meter, 315.30, dives both ranked as the third-highest scores ever at the Aztec Aquaplex.
Senior diver Stacey Luke's 1-meter (284.45) and 3-meter (285.90) dive ranks fourth and ninth, respectively for the top-10 scores ever at the San Diego State facility. Freshman diver Lacie Ruth had a strong performance scoring lifetime best times in both diving events. Prigge and Luke were both within three points of their lifetime bests on the 3-meter.
"The divers had a fantastic meet," said head diving coach Taryn Patrick. "It was a great way to end the semester. Hannah and Lacie had their lifetime bests on the 1-meter and Stacey was so consistent and had one of her best scores on the 1-meter. They really stepped up their game and did great today!"
The swim meet featured a couple non-standard races including 50 yard and 100 yard backstrokes, breaststrokes, and butterfly's instead of the usual 100 and 200 yard races. There was also a middle distance race of the 300 yard freestyle. The final relay race was a 500 freestyle relay which showcased 10 swimmers swimming 50 yards each.
Alex Madsen swam a fast 50 back clocking in at 27.69 less than seven-tenths of a second behind the first place finisher. Freshman Dana Jones won the 50 yard fly with a time of 27.34 pulling ahead in a close race. Freshman Lindsay Ruiz won the 100 back race with a time of 1:01.90 in an event that SDSU exhibited. Michelle Dockendorf swam the 100 yard breaststroke in the time of 1:07.96 finishing in first in another event that SDSU exhibited.
In the 500 freestyle relay with 10 swimmers, the Bulldogs swam a 4:14.01 and the Aztecs swam a 4:09.58 taking first unofficially as it was another exhibited race by SDSU.
Fresno State will now have a month away from competition with its next meet, a double-dual at CSU Bakersfield, scheduled at noon on Jan. 5, 2012.
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