SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Kelsey Lange (Fr., San Jose, Calif., Santa Teresa HS) became the first Roadrunner to advance to the finals of an "A" final to highlight day three CSUB action at the WAC Women's Swimming Championsihps.
Lange posted the fifth fastest time in school history (1:51.19) in the prelims of the 200 free before coming in eighth in the finals.
Louise Westergren (Sr., Malmo, Sweden, Pro Civitas HS), Nicolette Goncalves (Fr., Mississauga, Ontario, Erindale Secondary School), and Lily Donohue (Sr., Portland, Ore., Boise State) all qualified for the "B" final in the 100 buttefly. Donohue finished 12th with the fifth fastest time in school history, :56.23. Goncalves was 13th (:56.26), while Westergren came home 14th (:56.39).
Jodi Hanson (R-Sr., Modesto, Calif., Johansen HS) turned in the second quickest 100 breaststroke time (1:04.59) in the "B" final to earn a 13th place finish.
Delise Batiza (So., San Ramon, Calif., Oregon State) made it to the "B" final of the 400 IM and placed.
Michaela Paige (Fr., Lompoc, Calif., Cabrillo HS) won the "C" final of the 200 back with a time of 1:50.93, the eighth fastest time posted during the Friday night session.
"I'm a little bummed out the DQ in the 400 medley relay, I really wanted that record for Lily, we also would of moved up the rankings. We learn and move on," said CSUB director of swimming Chris Hansen. ""
"It was great to see Michaela and Kelsey swim fast tonight. Jodi, Louise and Lily have showered the runners what it means to be seniors with their experienced swims tonight. I love seeing these girls have a successful last meet! Lily has had a tough year dealing with mono, but she is a tough athlete. The younger girls can learn from her."
CSUB is in eighth (123) in the team race. San Jose State (503) leads. The WAC Championships conclude Saturday with prelims beginning at 9 a.m. (PST) and the finals getting underway at 4:30 p.m. (PST).