Pacific Women's Swimming: Tigers Split With UC Davis and Nevada In First Dual Meet Of The Season
Competing in the first dual meet of the 2010-11 season, Pacific's women's swim team split action against University of Nevada, Reno and UC Davis. The Tigers defeated the Wolfpack 156-106, and fell to the Aggies 144-112. With the win and the loss, the Tigers improved to 1-1 on the year.
In the first event of the afternoon Pacific's 200 Medley relay team comprised of Becca Wyant (Redmond, Wash.), Mallory McGowan (Colusa, Calif.), Allie Vetterlein (Seattle, Wash.) and MaryElla Randall (Walnut Cree, Calf.) touched the wall in 1:49.28 to finish in third. The Tigers second relay team consisting of Megan Machynia (Valencia, Calif.), Lia Santini (Bothell, Wash.), Jenna Chaplin (Nassau, Bahamas) and Shannon Van Konynenburg(Cape Town, South Africa) registered a fifth place finish with a time 1:54.03. Chaplin also had Pacific's lone first place finish on the day when she touched the wall in 58.64 in the 100 Fly to claim the top spot.
Individually Jayme Swalin (Kenmore, Wash.) had a strong showing on the day with a pair of second place finishes in the mid-distance events. She registered a second place finish in 1000 Free behind Nevada's Jiaojiao Mi with a time of 10:27.61. Swalin also finished second behind Mi in the 500 Free, touching the wall in 5:08.12. Also registering second place finishes in individual events were McGowan, Chaplin and Randall.
McGowan led the Tigers in the 100 Breast nabbing the number two spot (1:06.13) while Zoe Coles (Vallejo, Calif.) and Santini captured seventh and eight place finishes with times of 1:09.96 and 1:10.43 respectively. McGowan also had Pacific's top finish in the 200 Breast when she finished in 2:25.96, coming in fourth place. Chaplin secured the a second place finish in the 200 Fly when she finished with a time of 2:08.32, while Elena Walterman(Framingham, Mass.) took the number four spot with a time of 2:09.21. Randall secured second place finishes in the 50 Free (24.32) and the 100 Free (53.11). Wyant also registered a top-5 finish for Pacific in the 50 Free when she came in fourth with a time of 25.08.
Hayley Shillington (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) captured Pacific's only top-5 finish in the 200 Free, when she touched the wall in 1:57.47 to come in fourth.
Bo Cameron (Weymouth, England) came in third for the Tigers in the 100 Back with a time of 1:00.65, while Amanda Schlenker(Lafayette, Calif.) finished in sixth place, touching the wall in 1:05.01. Cameron also had a top-5 finish for the Tigers when she finished the 200 Back in 2:11.10.
Vetterlein and Swalin closed out the individual events with back-to-back finishes in the 200 IM. Vetterlein came in third with a time of 2:13.98 while Swalin finished in fourth with a time of 2:14.07.
During the last relay event of the evening, the 200 Free Relay team consisting Randall, Van Konynenburg, McGowan and Shillington claimed the number one spot with a time of 3:38.34. Pacific's second relay team made up of Cameron,Shelby Bolin (Blue Springs, Mo.), Schlenker and Wyant registered a fifth place finish when they had a collective time of 3:45.95.
The women return to the pool on Saturday, Oct. 30, against Cal State Bakersfield in Bakersfield, Calif., at 1 pm.