Vandals sink Roadrunners at home


Esteban Ramirez


Despite a tough loss to the University of Idaho on Saturday, the CSU Bakersfield women’s swim and dive team received a two-win performance from junior diver Carlee Burks.

Burks also had a season-best performance at the Hillman Aquatics complex. She finished with a season-best score (277.88) on the one-meter dive.

She won the event, but she missed her personal best by just five points. Burks also took the three-meter race with another season-best score (255.53).

The Roadrunners fell to the Vandals 212-88, but CSUB struggled thanks to being without senior Michaela Paige, junior Paola Hernandez and freshmen Emily Vose and Michaela Salinas.

“Paola Hernandez has the flu; she’s been out all week,” Chris Hansen, director of swimming, said to “Emily Vose is out, Michaela Paige, Michaela Salinas due to injury. Not having those four women and three of them not in the water at all hurt us. We have to get over these injuries.”

CSUB’s freshman Sabrina Zavala posted a strong time in the 1000 freestyle on Saturday. She finished it in a time of 10:31.05, lowering her collegiate-best in the event by 16 seconds to place second.

CSUB is scheduled to compete at the Triton Classic from Nov. 19 to 21.