Teams: UC Davis vs. San Jose State; Fresno State
Where: Schaal Aquatics Center
When: Saturday at 1 p.m.
Who to Watch: Making national “B” cuts as a true freshman, Kayleigh Foley is tearing up the 100-yard freestyle.
The Pleasanton, Calif. native was big news in high school as champion of the 50- and 100-yard free and is now making a name at the collegiate level.
In her last race, Foley was only .04 seconds off of a school record but managed to best teammate Amanda Holman, placing ninth overall at the Husky Invite in December.
Did you know? The UC Davis women have won three straight duals with San Jose State. The Spartans, however, have gone 10-1 in duals this season, losing only to No. 2 Stanford.
Preview: When most UC Davis students looked toward the holiday break as a chance to unwind, the Aggie swimmers expected harder workouts and weight training for their vacation.
The extra practice was expected in preparation to resume their 2008-2009 season, which will continue this weekend in their first home meet. The dual on Saturday is the first of five consecutive weekend meets and will showcase the women of UC Davis, San Jose State and Fresno State.
It’s anticipated that the Spartans will try and take an early lead from the Aggies. San Jose State has made a strong showing so far this season, defeating Air Force, Northern Arizona and UC Santa Cruz, among others. The Spartans are currently ranked No. 2 among mid-major swim teams, while the Aggies ranked No. 5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are making their debut in the pool against the Aggies.
The men’s team will be swimming time trials, while the dive team will be on exhibition. The men recently came back from a strong showing in Texas, where they broke eight school records, two Big West Conference records and four NCAA trial consideration times.
The men’s team will continue its 2009 season with a dual against nationally ranked UC Santa Barbara.