Freshman Leona Jennings has set four SDSU records during her first season as an Aztec.
Feb. 22, 2010
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The San Diego State Aztec swimming and diving team will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships at Oklahoma City Community College. The meet gets underway on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 27.Fans can follow coverage of the meet with results posted at the MWC web site after each event by clicking here.
BEST RECORD, BEST FINISH
With an overall record of 14-3, San Diego State won more dual meets during its 2009-10 season than in any previous campaign. The Aztecs' record of 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference was also the program's best in its 11 years in the MWC. The team's fourth-place finish in the final regular-season standings is also its best ever as well. SDSU has a streak of 27 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 three seasons, the Aztecs have not lost to a non-conference foe.
LOOKING TO MOVE UP
San Diego State will attempt to record its highest-ever finish at the conference championships meet this week. Its previous best placing has been sixth, where it finished in 2000 and 2001 as well as in 2009. Three current Aztec swimmers earned all-conference honors in 2009 at this meet including Elena Karpeeva, Brooke Vessey and Allison Hall.
HEAD COACH Mike Shrader
San Diego State head coach Mike Shrader is completing his third season with the Aztecs and has compiled a dual meet record of 31-13 during his tenure. Shrader was named the 2008-09 conference co-coach of the year at the conclusion of last season's MWC title meet.
AZTECS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
San Diego State swimming and diving continues to attract national attention and has moved up to the No. 33 spot in the latest poll released by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The ranking is the highest ever for the SDSU swim program as the Aztecs moved up eight spots from the previous poll when it was ranked 41st.
Four freshmen has have made their marks on the Aztec swimming in their first seasons at SDSU. Leona Jennings has set four individual records and is also a member of the school record-setting 400 medley relay squad. Katelyn Weddle has been impressive in the breaststroke events, setting the SDSU record in the 100 and turning in the second-fastest time ever for an Aztec swimmer in the 200. She has finished first in the 100 breast in eight of nine meets this season and has been first in the 200 breast in five of SDSU's last six meets. Stephanie Koch has set school records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. Meghan Zimmer is the new school record holder in the 500 free and was also a member of the record-setting Aztec 800 freestyle relay quartet.
TOP 10 TIMES
Aztec swimmers have recorded 40 times that rank among the San Diego State all-time top 10 in 14 events. In addition, 17 top 10 times have also been turned in for the five relay events. The 400 free relay has been especially notable with seven of the school's top 10 marks having come during the 2009-10 season. A total of 11 new individual school records have been set this season with nine of those belonging to freshmen. In addition, new school standards have been set in two relays with three members of each of those teams being freshmen this season.