Jan. 9, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- After seeing their dual meet winning streak of four come to an end last Saturday at home against Bakersfield, the Fresno State swimming and diving teams get right back into action this weekend. The swimmers will travel to UC Davis for a dual meet on Saturday and the divers will travel to Los Angeles for the UCLA Diving Invitational on Friday-Sunday.
"We are going to swim some of our girls in events we have not had the opportunity to swim so far," Bulldogs head coach Jeanne Fleck said.
Fresno State continues to get strong performances from freshman Hailee Baldwin. Last weekend against Bakersfield, she won the 100 and 200 Breaststroke events and also contributed to the winning 200 Medley Relay team. Sophomore Leah Hatayama also was a part of that winning relay team. She also won the 50 Freestyle.
This will be the Bulldogs' second-to-last dual meet of the season. They have gone 4-2 to this point in dual meets.
The diving team will compete in a field that consists of 45 divers at the UCLA Diving Invitational at the Spieker Aquatics Center on the campus of UCLA. Divers come from Pac-12 members UCLA, California, USC and Utah. Fresno State will also be competing against Mountain West member Boise State, as well as Cal Poly, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and Wisconsin.
Competition will start tomorrow with the 1-Meter Springboard event. The preliminary round will begin at 11 a.m. The top 18 divers will advance to the finals later in the day. On Saturday, the 3-Meter event will also begin at 11 a.m., and the same format will follow for the finals. The meet will conclude on Sunday with the Platform, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The top 12 finishers in the preliminary round will advance to the finals.
Senior Hannah Prigge is coming off a performance against Bakersfield in which she won both the 1 and 3-Meter diving competitions. Her score of 324.20 in the 1-Meter was good for the top score in the Mountain West this season.
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