The Aztecs will host compete against four opponents in dual meet action at Friday's five-team meet at the Aquaplex.
Jan. 5, 2012
THIS WEEK IN AZTEC SWIMMING AND DIVING
San Diego State will host a five-team meet on Friday, Jan. 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the Aztec Aquaplex. The Aztecs will score dual meets against TCU, Rice, Washington State and UC San Diego. In addition, a men's dual meet between TCU and UC San Diego will also be part of the competition.
The start time for next Tuesday's (Jan. 10) dual meet against Tulane has been moved up to 8:10 a.m. The teams will practice from 7:00-8:00 before competing in a seven event meet. The events will include 100-yard races of each stroke plus the IM as well as both diving competitions.
HEAD COACH Mike Shrader
San Diego State head coach Mike Shrader is in his fifth season with the Aztecs and has compiled a dual meet record of 58-13 (.817) during his tenure. Shrader was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year each of the past three seasons (co-coach in 2009). Including eight seasons as the head coach at Nevada, his career record stands at 147-25-1 (.853).
Three San Diego State seniors will be honored prior to Friday's meet at the Aquaplex. That trio includes freestyle/butterfly specialist Shannon Bray along with divers Kristen Meier and Aina Eill.
AZTECS DEFEAT CAL POLY IN LONG COURSE MEET
In their most recent competition, the Aztecs defeated Cal Poly, 147-113) in a long course meet at the Aztec Aquaplex on Dec. 17. The meet was conducted using the long course format with laps measuring 50 meters rather than the tradition 25 yards normally used in collegiate competitions. With the victory, SDSU improved to 8-0 in duals meets this season.
Two Aztecs picked up two wins apiece in the individual events. Sophomore Olivia Sefton recorded victories in both the 100 and 200 meter butterfly with times of 1:04.62 and 2:22.63 respectively. Teammate Stephanie Koch captured first place in the 50 meter free (27.11) and 100 meter free (58.70) races.
MARQUENIE QUALIFIES FOR AUSTRALIAN TRIALS
Sophomore Kelly Marquenie qualified for Australia's 2012 Olympic Trials in two events. She won the 800 meter freestyle with a mark of 8:58.28 to meet the standard for Australia's Olympic trials. She later had a 200 meter freestyle spilt of 2:05.81 during the 400 meter free race that also qualified for the trials.
THE STREAK CONTINUES
With its victory over Cal Poly, SDSU has now won its last 30 straight dual meets dating back to the 2009-10 season. Its last loss came against Wyoming on Jan. 29, 2010, in Laramie. San Diego State also has a streak of 40 straight dual meet wins against non-conference opponents. The last loss to a non-MWC team was a defeat at North Texas on Nov. 17, 2006. In current head coach Mike Shrader's four seasons at SDSU, the Aztecs have not lost a dual meet to a non-conference foe.