LOS ANGELES, Calif.--The CSU Bakersfield women's swimming team swept a tri-dual at Loyola Marymount Saturday. The Roadrunners defeated the host Lions 151-137 and Cal Baptist 195-103.

With the victories, CSUB improves to 7-6 on the season.

"Our goal is to have a winning record this year, which would be the first time in 11-plus years," said CSUB director of swimming Chris Hansen. "These two wins put us in that reach. We already have more wins then the last five years combined. This is our second win of the season against LMU and it is great for our spirit going into our first WAC championship."

Battling through an injury and proving what a true athlete she is, CSUB freshman Michaela Paige (Lompoc, Calif., Cabrillo HS) won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:09.30 and was on the winning 400 free relay with Ali Gillespie (So., Huntington Beach, Calif., Oregon State), Christy Vo (Fr., Portland, Ore., Reynolds HS) and Kelsey Lange (Fr., San Jose, Calif., Santa Teresa HS). The foursome recorded a time of 3:31.16. Gillespie took second in the 200 free, while Paige placed third.

Jordan Reed (Sr., Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS) added big points by winning both of the diving competitions, taking the 1-meter event with 195.65 points and winning the 3-meter with 188.90 points. Delise Batiza (So., San Ramon, Calif., Oregon State) also won two individual events by coming in first in the 1000 free (10:38.87) and the 200 butterfly (2:10.52). Nicolette Goncalves (Mississauga, Ontario, Erindale Secondary School) placed first in the 100 fly with a time of 58.91.

"These were all big swims that helped our victory today," Hansen said. "I am super proud of these women.  Michaela Paige, Ali Gillespie, Nicolette Goncalves and Delise Batiza continue to win meets for us."

The Roadrunners conclude the regular season Feb. 9 by hosting Washington State at noon.

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