Pacific Swimming: Tigers Dominate Cal State Bakersfield In MPSF Action
Returning to the pool for Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Action (MPSF), Pacific's women's swim team defeated Cal State Bakersfield 165-115. While Pacific's men's swim team fell to the Roadrunners 172-90. With the loss the men fell to 0-1 (0-1 MPSF) on the season, while the women improved to 2-1 (1-0 MPSF) on the year.
In the first relay events of the afternoon, the women's 200 Medley relay team comprised ofBo Cameron (Weymouth, England), Shannon Van Konynenburg (Cape Town, South Africa),Allie Vetterlein (Seattle, Wash.) and MaryElla Randall (Walnut Creek, Calif.) claimed the number one spot with a time of 1:49.45. While the relay team consisting of Becca Wyant(Redmond, Wash.), Callie Decker (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amanda Schlenker (Lafayette, Calif.) and Shelby Bolin (Blue Springs, Mo.) captured a third place finish with a collective time of 1:53.92.
Pacific also had back-to-back finishes in the men's 200 Medley relay. Coming in third was the relay team comprised of Kevin Byers (Puyallup, Wash.), Nathan LeRoy (Arlington Heights, Ill.), David Hernandez (Chico, Calif.) and Kevin Schirmer (Danville, Calif.) with a time 1:37.61. While the relay team made up of Danny Platow (Westport, Conn.), Jonathan Alves (Davenport, Iowa), Dai Wilson (Zomba, Malawi) and Steven Woods (Walnut Creek, Calif.) captured the fourth spot with a time of 1:38.37.
In the first individual event of the day sophomore Jenna Chaplin (Nassau, Bahamas) had Pacific's top finish in the 1000 Free, when she touched the wall in 10:41.86 to come in first. Chaplin also finished in first in the 100 Fly with a tie of 58.28. Finishing in the 1000 Free behind Chaplin with a second place was Katie McBride(Colorado Springs, Colo.) with a time of 10:45.53, while Lydia Schramm (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) finished in fourth with a time of 10:58.69. On the men's side Zachary Zlotoff (San Jose, Calif.) touched the wall in 9:44.34 to finish in first while Bart Platow (Westport, Conn.) nabbed a fourth place finish when he registered a time of 10:03.89.
The Tigers also took the top spot in the women's 200 Fly and the men's and women's 50 Free. Junior Elena Walterman(Framingham, Mass.) finished the 200 Fly with a time of 2:08.3l while Randall had a time of 24.24 in the 50 Free. Schirmer claimed the top spot for the men in the 50 Free with a time of 21.45. He also had Pacific's best finish in the 100 Free, when he touched the wall in 46.96 to come in second. Randall also took the number two spot in the 100 Free (52.98) and was followed by Cameron who finished in third (54.72)
Hayley Shillington (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Cameron and team captain Jayme Swalin (Kenmore, Wash.) had consecutive finishes in the 200 Free to claim the top three spots. Shillington came in first (1:55.75), while Cameron and Swalin finished in second (1:57.04) and third (1:58.24) respectively. Shillington also registered a first place finish in the 200 Back with a time of 2:08.18. Johannes Peters (Naperville, Ill.) had the men's top finish in the 200 Free when he finished in second with a time of 1:44.44. Rounding out the top-5 for Pacific in the event was Adam Sharp (St. Louis, Mo.) with a time of 1:47.01 and Tyler Hannis (Santa Rosa, Calif.) with a time of 1:47.60.
The Tigers claimed third thru fifth place finishes in both the men's and women's 100 Back. Bolin led the way for the women, coming in third with a time of 1:01.77. While Wyant and Van Konynenburg had times of 1:02.06 and 1:02.76 to finish in fourth and fifth respectively. The men were led by Platow with the third place finish (54.76), Mason Kinnard(Concord, Calif.) in the fourth spot (55.52) and Byers in the fifth position (56.76).
Mallory McGowan (Colusa, Calif.) had Pacific's best finish in the 100 Back, when she finished in second behind Cal State Bakersfield's Rachel McCall with a time of 1:05.12. She picked up a first placed finish in the 200 Breast, touching the wall in 2:24.49. The Tigers also had a third place finish from LeRoy in the men's 100 Back (59.90) and 200 Breast (2:11.04).
Swalin led the Tigers in the mid-distance event, when came in second with a time of 5:17.99. While McBride and Schramm had back-to-back finishes coming in fourth and fifth respectively. Zlotoff claimed the men's number one spot in the 500 Free with a time of 4:41.32.
Senior David Hernandez (Chico, Calif.) picked up a third place finish in the 100 Fly (53.42) and a sixth place finish in the 200 Fly. Also competing in the 200 Fly were Sean Dunnigan (Bel Air, Md.) who finished in fourth (2:01.80) and Wilson who finished in fifth (2:02.48).
In the final individual events of the day, Pacific had a one-two finish in the women's 200 IM and third thru fifth place finishes in the men's 200 IM. McGowan took the top spot with a time of 2:15.03 and was followed by Shillington who registered a time of 2:15.40. On the men's side, junior Roger Ward (San Leandro, Calif.) finished in third (1:59.92) and was followed by LeRoy (fourth, 2:00.95) and Byers (fifth, 2:03.76).
The Tigers closed out the meet with a second place from the women's 400 Free relay team which was comprised of Cameron, Van Konynenburg, Vetterlein and Randall. While the men's 400 Free relay team consisting of Schirmer,Taylor Moore (Sacramento, Calif.), Woods and Peters had a second place finish with a collective time of 3:09.96.
The men's and women's swim teams return to action on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Chris Kjeldsen Pool at 1 pm.