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Regional Digest: Rio Americano girls set two section swim marks

Published: Sunday, May. 13, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 11C
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 29, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Three girls records were set and one boys record tied, and the Granite Bay boys won one of the most competitive team title battles in Sac-Joaquin Section Swim Championship history Saturday in Lodi.

The highlights:

• The Rio Americano girls set section records in winning the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 35.94 seconds) and 400 free (3:28.44) relays, breaking the marks set by Davis of 1:36.71 in 1995 and 3:28.56 in 2011, respectively. The records were nice farewell presents for retiring Raiders coach Chris Nissen.

• Granite Bay's Sophie Weber lowered her section record in winning the 200 individual medley in 2:00.50. She bettered a 14-year-old record last season in swimming the 200 IM in 2:01.15.

• Davis' Matt Whittle, in winning the 100 breaststroke, tied the boys record of 55.74 set by former Blue Devil Keenan Newman in 2002.

• Granite Bay edged Jesuit 245-243 to win its third boys championship in four years. Davis scored 234 points and Del Oro 229 in what meet director Brent Bohlender called one of the closest team battles he has seen in more than 30 years.

• Davis won its first girls team title since 2006, finishing with 307 points. Rio Americano (291) was second and Granite Bay (225) third.

– Bill Paterson

Sac State, UC Davis post baseball victories

• Andrew Ayers came within a home run of hitting for the cycle as host Sacramento State defeated Hawaii 10-3 in a Western Athletic Conference baseball game, Sac State reported. Ayers tripled, doubled, singled twice and had three RBIs.

Rhys Hoskins (Jesuit High School) was 3 for 5 with a home run (his team-high 10th) and three RBIs. Trevor Paine (Jesuit) also had three hits for the Hornets (28-23, 10-7). Hawaii (28-20, 8-6) was outhit 18-8.

• UC Davis right-hander Tom Briner pitched a complete-game, six-hit shutout as the Aggies defeated visiting Long Beach State 5-0 in a Big West Conference game, UCD reported. Briner needed only 79 pitches to silence the 49ers (24-23, 11-6).

Scott Kalush homered and finished with three hits and two RBIs for the Aggies (20-26, 8-9). Eric Johnson had two hits, including a home run.


• UC Davis' Amy Simanton shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf West Regional in Erie, Colo., UCD reported. She missed an individual berth to the NCAA Finals after losing in a playoff for the final spot. UC Davis finished 12th and did not qualify for the Finals.

• The Sac State women won their fifth consecutive Big Sky Conference track and field championship, the school reported. The Hornets outscored host and second-place Montana State 173-121 1/2. The Sacramento State men (94) finished fourth behind first-place Northern Arizona (221).

• The UC Davis women won their first Big West Conference track and field championship, the school reported. The Aggies edged second-place UC Santa Barbara 170-169 1/2 in Irvine. The UCD men (70) were sixth behind first-place UCSB (179).

– Bee Sports staff

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