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OA Graduate Updates-Ward breaks 20-year-oid UCSB swim record

Ward breaks 20-year-oid UCSB swim recordAndrea Ward set a UCSB record and won the MPSF title in the 100 butterfly on Friday in the MPSF Swimming Championships.

LONG BEACH – Freshmen Andrea Ward and Sophia Yamauchi set school records in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley, respectively, on Thursday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming and Diving Championships, which are being held at Belmont Plaza.

Andrea Ward opened Thursday’s finals by winning the first individual event of the meet – the 500 freestyle – and posted a new UCSB record in the process. Her time of 4:48.60 is a NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time and breaks a 20-year old school record set by Michele Hlinka in 1991 at 4:49.35.

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Cal Poly broke two school records en route to second- and fourth-place finishes in a pair of relay events which opened the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday night at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

The Mustang 800 freestyle relay foursome of Gloria Benefield, Andrea Voigt, Jill Jones and Kylie France completed the event in 7 minutes, 21.24 seconds, placing second, surpassing the NCAA B Standard and lowering the school record by nearly five seconds.

 

Tommy Dowley has breakout swim vs. Stanford!

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Hey Donnie-
I just wanted to send you my greetings and tell you the results from my conference championships, which was the past weekend.I swam the 500 free, 200 free as part of an 800 free relay, the mile and the 200 back. The women's team narrowly won first, even though we were slated to get second place by over one-hundred points. In my 200free, I split a 2:11.57 in the relay, which is about 2 seconds faster than I have ever gone. In my 200 back I went a 2:25.5, which was a personal best by a lot and my coach is excited to have me train more for that event next year. I focused mostly on the mile this season, which definitely paid off  as I dropped 31 seconds to go a 19:52.47. I just wanted to share the success of my season with you and of course thank you for all of your training that led me to where I am today. I am really glad that I was able to be part of such a great team during my time at Orinda, and in my current program I see many of the qualities that are present in OA. Please tell the team that I say hello and I look forward to seeing you over spring break!

Delia

 

 

Andrea Ward Named MPSF Swimmer of the Week, Gaucho of the Week

   Hey Donnie-
I just wanted to send you my greetings and tell you the results from my conference championships, which was the past weekend.I swam the 500 free, 200 free as part of an 800 free relay, the mile and the 200 back. The women's team narrowly won first, even though we were slated to get second place by over one-hundred points. In my 200free, I split a 2:11.57 in the relay, which is about 2 seconds faster than I have ever gone. In my 200 back I went a 2:25.5, which was a personal best by a lot and my coach is excited to have me train more for that event next year. I focused mostly on the mile this season, which definitely paid off  as I dropped 31 seconds to go a 19:52.47. I just wanted to share the success of my season with you and of course thank you for all of your training that led me to where I am today. I am really glad that I was able to be part of such a great team during my time at Orinda, and in my current program I see many of the qualities that are present in OA. Please tell the team that I say hello and I look forward to seeing you over spring break!

Delia

MPSF Swimmer of the Week and Gaucho of the Week, Andrea Ward.
 
MPSF Swimmer of the Week and Gaucho of the Week, Andrea Ward.
 
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Jan. 5, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara freshman Andrea Ward earned a pair of weekly honors after her standout performance in the 1,000 freestyle during the Gauchos' dual meet against West Virginia on New Year's Eve. Ward was selected as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimmer of the Week and was also named the UCSBgauchos.com Gaucho of the Week.

The San Leandro, Calif. native posted the second fastest time in UCSB history in the 1,000 free, touching the wall in 10:06.32. She just missed the school record, which was set by Tabitha Bonney in 1990 (10:05.70). Ward took first in the 1,000 free and then claimed second place in the 500 free (4:59.01) to help lead the Gauchos to the dual win over the Highlanders.

   

 

 

Brooke Woodward has breakout meet at Miami Invite!

To round out the individual performances, freshman Brooke Woodward finished third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.26, good for an ‘A’ cut and the sixth-fastest performance in school history.  Brooke also went 4:28 in the 400 IM and 2:10 in the 200 Fly (first time swimming).
 
 

 Hi Donnie-

With the holidays around the corner, and the opportunity for a little bit of rest, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know how I am doing. School is picking up a bit, but the end of the semester is in three weeks, so thats enough to keep me going through these last projects. Swimming is also getting pretty tough, as we are building yardage pretty dramatically. We have had two meets so far, one against Luther and one against Loras. I swam the 1000 free at both of the meets, and have been pretty consistent in my times, which is good because we are swimming really tired. I know that I will just keep improving because my training is really oriented around distance freestyle.  I have been invited to go on our training trip to Florida, during the month of January, so you will probably see me next during the end of December. Overall everything is going great, and although I am loving college, I will be excited to see my family and visit the team when I am home for winter break. I am not coming all the way back to Berkeley for Thanksgiving, but I will be with my grandparents in Des Moines, so I just wanted to email you to wish you and the rest of the team a very happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for you and all of your coaching over the past year and half. I do not think that I would have continued to swim if not for all the great times I had at OA for my final seasons in high school. I had a fantastic time swimming for you and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you have done. I wish I could participate in the thanksgiving day practice, but maybe you could just have someone swim some extra for me (just kidding). See you in December!

 
Delia 

    

Andrea Ward at UCSB:
 
The UCSB Gauchos had an away meet this weekend @ UCLA.  Andrea took a first place finish in Event #12, 500 Free - 4:59.26, and third place in Event #15, 400 IM - 4:34.44.  She also competed in Event #6, 200 Fly - 2:06.99, coming in 7th.  Her  200 Med. Relay came in fourth with a time of 1:46.59.  While these are not her best times, she was not rested, or tapered.  Though UCLA won the meet, the Gaucho Women's Swim Team did very well.  They have a great group of talented swimmers who are impressive and are having a great time together. 
 

    

 

Aly Levine at Williams

Hi Donnie!! I thought it was about time to check in with you! School has been great so far.  Academically, socially, and in terms of swimming I have been having an awesome experience.  I absolutely love the swim team.  All the girls are so motivated and positive and really just want to swim fast.  The captains are so great and everybody is so self-motivated though that it hasn't even been an issue that we can't be coached yet (it's kind of like OA in that way).      Hope all is well.  Please tell the team I say hi!!       

 

 

Stephen Kingery - Johns Hopkins Water Polo

Hopkins opened the day against a tough Redlands team. The Bulldogs pushed out to a 5-1 lead early in the third quarter before the Blue Jays rallied to force a 5-5 tie heading into the fourth quarter. Redlands outscored Hopkins 2-1 in the final stanza to hold on for the 7-6 win. Junior Mark Strickland (Houston, TX/Strake Jesuit) led the Blue Jays with two goals, while sophomore Alex Whittam (Hillsborough, CA/Sacred Heart Prep) and freshman Stephen Kingery (Moraga, CA/Campolindo) each had a goal and an assist. Kingery also had a career-high six steals for the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins' Kingery Named October 11 Southern Division Rookie of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Johns Hopkins University's Stephen Kingery (Fr., Moraga, Calif./Campolindo) registered four goals, four assists and 14 steals in addition to going nine-for-12 on sprints to earn the October 11 Southern Division Rookie of the Week award.