Pacific Swimming: Tigers Fall To Cal Poly
In the first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matchup of 2011 for the women's swim team the Tigers were defeated by the Mustangs by a score of 240-54 to fall to 7-3 (4-1 MPSF) on the season. Pacific's men's swim team also suffered a 204-76 loss to Cal Poly and fell to 2-4-1 (1-2 MPSF) on the year.
Pacific kicked off the dual meet against UC Davis and Cal Poly with a fifth place finish in the women's 200 medley relay when the relay team "A" consisting of Becca Wyant (Redmond, Wash.), Zoe Coles (Vallejo, Calif.), Allie Vetterlein (Seattle, Wash.) and MaryElla Randall(Walnut Creek, Calif.) collectively had a time of 1:50.50. The men then followed up with a fourth place finish with a time of 1:38.51 from the "B" relay team comprised of Kevin Byers(Puyallup, Wash.), Nathan LeRoy (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Dai Wilson (Zomba, Malawi) andTaylor Moore (Sacramento, Calif.).
In the mid-distance events Jayme Swalin (Kenmore, Wash.) had the Tigers top finish on the 1000 Free when she touched the wall in 10:37.10, while Zachary Zlotoff (San Jose, Calif.) and Bart Platow (Westport, Conn.) had back-to-back finishes to come in fourth (9:50.61) and fifth (9:57.74) respectively. Zlotoff also had the Tigers top finish in the 500 Free when he came in fifth with a pace of 4:49.44.
The Tigers also had a pair of fourth place finishes in the 200 Free freshman Hayley Shillington (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and seniorSteven Woods (Walnut Creek, Calif.). Shillington had a pace of 1:55.67 to finish fourth for the women, while Woods touched the wall in 1:45.75. Also rounding out the top five for the men in the 200 Free was Adam Sharp (St. Louis, Mo.) who had a time of 1:46.88. Later in the day Shillington picked up a fifth place finish in the 200 Back (2:09.28) for the Tigers.
Pacific's men's team had a strong showing in the 100 Back and 100 Breast events with a pair of third place finishes. Mason Kinnard (Concord, Calif.) finished third in the 100 Back with a pace of 53.80 while Roger Ward (San Leandro, Calif.) came in third in the 100 Breast, touching the wall in 1:00.31. Also making the top-five in the 100 Breast was Jonathan Alves (Davenport, Iowa) who had a time o 1:00.79. Ward went on to pick up a third place finish in the 200 Breast (2:12.32) and a first place finish in the 200 IM (1:57.12).
Junior Kieffer Holmes (Chico, Calif.) had Pacific's best times on the day in the Fly events when he completed the 200 Fly with a time of 2:00.09 and the 100 Fly in 53.27 to come in fourth and second place correspondingly. While Jenna Chaplin (Nassau, Bahamas) completed the 200 Fly in 2:08.10 to come in third and was followed by a fifth place finish from Elena Walterman (Framingham, Mass.) with time of 2:09.50.
In the sprint events sophomore Kevin Schirmer (Danville, Calif.) finished first in the 50 Free and second in the 100 Free. Schirmer had a pace of 21.89 in the 50 Free and touched the wall 47.92 in the 100 Free. Randall registered a third place finish in the 50 Free (24.37) and a sixth place finish in the 100 Free (53.80) for the women.
Pacific closed out the day finishing fifth in the women's 400 Free Relay and second in the men's 400 Free Relay. The women's "A" relay team consisting of Shillington, Shannon Van Konynenburg (Cape Town, South Africa), Bo Cameron(Weymouth, England) and Randall had a collective time of 3:38.71. While the men's "A" relay team made up of Sharp, Moor, Woods and Schirmer as a group had a pace of 3:11.22.
The Tigers continue action on Saturday, January 29 in Santa Barbara, Calif., when they take on the Gauchos at 11 a.m.