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January 21, 2014 > East Bay drops road Dual with Division I Spartans

East Bay drops road Dual with Division I Spartans

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Cal State East Bay fell to Division I squad San Jose State by a 147-97 margin on Saturday afternoon. The 400-yard free relay team of Caitlin DeNise, Rachel Shimizu, Noelle Farrar, and Brittany Rojo combined to win the final race of the meet.

ÒIt was a great way to end the day,Ó said Head Coach Ben Loorz following his teamÕs relay win to conclude Saturday. ÒWe had several very close races and it was nice to be in the mix with a good Division I program.Ó

Standout individual performers include Madison Hauanio who secured a pair of runner-up finishes. For the first time this season she finished the 100 back (58.97) in under 59 seconds. Hauanio was out touched in both the 100 back and 100 free (53.44) by less than one-tenth of a second.

Brittany Rojo and Caitlin DeNise finished second and third respectively in the 100 fly. Both finished in under 59 seconds which according to Loorz are solid times.

ÒThis week of practice was very hard including Thursday. We went straight into this weekendÕs doubleheader and with that in consideration I am very pleased with todayÕs effort,Ó said Loorz. ÒWe continued to have some nice season best times which proves we are shaping up nicely for conference.Ó

Rachel Shimizu was one of four Pioneers to win a pair of races in FridayÕs dual meet with Fresno Pacific. On Saturday she finished runner-up in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:47.09) improving upon her season best time by over eight seconds.

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