UC Davis pulled out two strong victories Friday and Saturday over Pacific and Nevada, respectively.
On Friday, the Aggies topped the rival Tigers by a score of 184-105 behind the diving of Erika Stricker. Stricker set a school record in the one-meter dive with a mark of 265.80.
Kayleigh Foley won three individual races for the Aggies, with Linda Hermann and Lillian Alvarez winning two each. Because Pacific doesn’t have a dive team, UC Davis mixed up its lineup on the swim side.
Just one day after topping Pacific, UC Davis traveled up Interstate 80 to take on Nevada. The Aggies topped the Wolf Pack in thrilling fashion, 123-120. This was the first time in school history UC Davis topped Nevada at its pool.
The meet came down to the final event of the day. The Aggies started the day off on the right foot by taking the top two spots in the 200-medley relay. Senior Ashley Chandler set a season-best time of 24.14 in the 50-freestyle.
With the win, UC Davis moves to 8-2 on the season and 3-0 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meets.
UC Davis hosts Cal State Bakersfield Jan. 22 at Schaal Aquatics Center in the final home meet of the 2010-11 season.
– Ron Hooper