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Tritons Have Historic Victory Over Davis

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DAVIS, Calif. – The Tritons dazzled in the second and final day of their quad meet. Head to head, the women defeated Cal State East Bay 247-59 and UC Davis 178-140. The Tritons defeated Davis for the first time since the Aggies became a Division I team. The meet was a good indication to the strides the women have made to transition into Division I athletics as UC Davis is a perennial top team in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

The Tritons had the top finisher in 12 of the 17 events on the day and were able to sweep the top three spots in the 100-yard breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle. UC San Diego had at least two athletes finish in the top three in 10 events, demonstrating the depth the team has developed this season.

The women opened the second day with another relay win in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Jordan Phillips, Katja Pavicevic, Lindsay Clark and Cody Hargadon won with a time of 1:45.16.

Katja Pavicevic had another outstanding performance and won the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard IM. Both her 400-IM time (4:26.12) and 200-breaststroke time (2:17.50) were over four seconds faster than second place.

A duo of Tritons were double winners on the day in individual events. Hargadon came up on top in the sprinting events and won the 50-yard and 100-yard with times of 24.09 and 52.24. Tina Reuter won the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM with times of 2:06.09.

The Tritons closed out the meet with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Grace Murphy, Brittney Miles, Hargadon and Reuter had a time of 3:28.61, over three seconds faster than second place.

The women have a busy week coming up as they travel to UC Santa Barbara on November 9 and host Berkeley on November 11.

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, beginning in summer 2020, will begin a full Division I and Big West Conference schedule and a 4-year reclassification period to Division I status. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent - the highest rate among NCAA Division II institutions for the second straight year. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, nearly 1,400 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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