Nov. 10, 2008
IRVINE, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's swimming and diving team participated in the Big West Shootout hosted by UC Irvine.
The Toreros faced off against four opponents earning a win over Cal State University Northridge 96-34. They posted losses to Brigham Young University, UNLV, and UC Davis.
The team started out with a solid sixth place finish out of 14 total teams in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:52.87.
Senior Sarah Gleason had two top 10 finishes on day one. Her first was an eighth place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:56.20 followed by a seventh place finish in the 1650 freestyle in a time of 17:42.06.
Freshman Sarah Geerdes had a really strong performance on day one as well. She had a 50 freestyle time of 24.73 for eighth place, a seventh place finish in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.16, and a seventh place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:29.02 time.
On the diving side, Monica Oddo captured third place with a score of 216.45 in the 1 meter dive. Teammate Amy Bogard took fifth with a 201.85, and rounding out the top three was Jordan Headley in eighth place with a 176.00 score. In the 3 meter competition, Oddo again lead the team with a fifth place finish with 214.10 followed by Bogart with a 192.65.
Other top finishers included Kristen Yoon in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.97 for seventh place, and 2:09.33 to take sixth place in the 200 backstroke. Jessica Rodriguez finished seventh in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.25 and eighth in the 100 butterfly in 59.30.
The Toreros return to the pool later this month for the Nike Cup on November 20-22 in Long Beach, California.