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NCAA.com | February 3, 2014

No. 5 Tritons breeze past San Diego in regular season finale

SAN DIEGO -- UC San Diego breezed past crosstown rival San Diego 189.5-108.5 in the 2013-14 regular-season finale for both sides at USD’s Sports Center Pool on Saturday afternoon.

Senior co-captain Anji Shakya and true freshman Jaimie Bryan were the stars for the Tritons, each with three individual victories. Shakya touched the wall first in the 200 free (1:51.95), 200 back (2:07.96) and 500 free (5:02.09), winning all three handily by at least a second and a half.

Shakya also anchored the meet-ending 200 free relay to a first-place finish (1:36.53) behind sophomore Colleen Daley, freshman Austine Lee and junior Sierra Robbins.

Bryan swept the breaststroke events, timing 1:06.62 in the 100 and 2:23.01 in the 200 before also taking the 200 individual medley (2:11.24).

Daley sprinted to victory in the 50 free (23.87) ahead of junior teammate Jaclyn Amog (24.57) and was second in the 100 (53.04). Fellow sophomore Naomi Thomas won the 100 fly (57.83) before placing second behind Bryan minutes later in the 200 IM (2:14.31). She was second earlier in her best event, the 200 fly (2:06.69).

Sandy Hon went a season-best 58.63 to earn top honors in the 100 back by more than a full second faster than the field. Another fourth-year senior, Natalie Mouzooni, scored a 208.95 on the one-meter springboard, the highest total among four competitors. The two diving events were held at UCSD’s Canyonview Aquatic Center.

UCSD began the swimming portion of the meet with a triumph in the 200 medley relay Hon, Bryan, Lee and anchor Daley went 1:46.96, two seconds faster than the Tritons’ ‘B’ foursome in second (1:48.98).

Keenan Lineback was a double winner for the Toreros in the 1000 free (10:18.28) and 200 fly (2:04.54). The junior was second after Shakya in the 500 free (5:03.81).

No. 8 Delta State at West Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The regular season came to an end as Delta State swept action from Pensacola by defeating Birmingham Southern, Lagrange, Thomas and West Florida. This was the last regular season meet for DSU prior to the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference meet from the DSU Aquatics Center in two weeks.

The Lady Statesmen stared the action with a victory in the 200-medley relay.

Melanie Tombers (10:23.19) and Kim Barna (10:47.91) finished 1-2 in the 1,000 freestyle. While Dani Meerholz (1:55.54) and Maria Torres (1:59.22) took the top spots in  the 200 freestyle.  Meerholz added another victory (1:07.20) in the 100 breaststroke.

Kierstin Page (1:00.14) placed runner-up in the 100 backstroke.  Hannah Core (25.07) edged Chloe Bennett (25.08) for runner-up in the 50 freestyle. The duo would flip-flop finishing positions with Bennett (53.88) getting the better of Core (54.81) in the 100 freestyle behind Anna Macht (53.66) from UWF.

Anastasia Klyarovskaya (2:06.76) and Danielle Dugas (2:14.43) came home in first and third for the 200 butterfly. Klyarovskaya (2:04.91) and Page (2:07.36) had the top two times in the 200 backstroke. Dugas would score the win (59.20) in the 100 butterfly later in the meet.

ombers (2:22.85) and Kirsten Stroven (2:31.49) finished first and third for the 200-Breaststroke.  While Page (5:07.64), Meerholz (5:07.86), and Torres (5:17.54) swept the top three finishing positions for the 500-Freestyle.  Tombers picked up one more victory with the top time (2:08.94) in the 200-Individual Medley.

The Lady Statesmen capped action with a runner-up finish (1:38.42) in the 200-Freestyle Relay.  DSU had a pair of divers competing with Cherlyn Wilhelm (144.30) and Melia Tipper (122.25) placing third and fourth in the 1-M dive.

The Statesmen dominated action also, defeating all three other programs that were attending.

The opening 200-Medley Relay (1:33.56) was close to a school record with a first place finish.