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Athletics

Women's Swim Team Beats Two

by Kyle BruceNov 4, 2011

The Pacific women's swim team defeated both Fresno State and Seattle U in a quad meet Friday, November 4, at Kjeldsen Pool.

The Tigers outscored Fresno State 112-93 and routed Seattle U 153-52 behind six first-place finishes.

Pacific opened the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay. The group, comprised of junior Becca Wyant, junior Mallory McGowan, freshman Dekel Shahaf, and senior Jayme Swalin, clocked in at 1:45.68. Shahaf also had an individual win in the 200 IM, touching the wall at 2:09.02.

The Tigers took first in the meet's other relay, as well, as sophomore MaryElla Randall, Wyant, McGowan, and freshman Annie Sumioka touched the wall at 1:37.23 to win the 200 Free Relay.

Sophomore Hayley Shillington won the 200 Free with a time of 1:53.88 while junior Jenna Chaplin finished first in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:07.92. Randall gave the Tigers their third individual title of the meet with a win in the 100 Free. She clocked in at 53.04.

A number of runner-up finishes bolstered Pacific's point totals. Shillington added a second-place finish in the 500 Free (5:07.91) while Randall finished second in the 50 Free (24.02). Also finishing second were freshman Kelsey Boreyko in the 1650 Free (17:51.86), senior Elena Walterman in the 200 Fly (2:08.00), sophomore Shelby Bolin in the 200 Back (2:09.15). Junior Mallory McGowan also took second in the 200 Breast (2:22.11), snapping her streak of three consecutive wins in that event.

Wyant took third in the 50 Free with a time of 24.90 while Shahaf added a third-place finish in the 200 Back (2:09.44). Freshman Kelsey Crowder also claimed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.82.

The Tigers also got fourth-place finishes from Sumioka in the 50 Free (25.02) and Boreyko in the 500 Free (5:18.21). Swalin had a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 200 Free (1:57.32) and 100 Free (54.45) while Crowder took fifth in the 200 Back (2:10.16) and sophomore Bo Cameron claimed fifth in the 500 Free (5:19.70).

The second day of the meet will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 5, as Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Cal State Bakersfield replaces Fresno State.

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