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Women's Swim Team Finishes Week Undefeated

by Kyle BruceNov 5, 2011

The Pacific women's swim team completed a successful weekend with a pair of victories over Cal State Bakersfield and Seattle U Friday, November 5, at Kjeldsen Pool.

The Tigers handily defeated both of their foes, outscoring Seattle U 159-97 and Cal State Bakersfield 160-83.

Pacific was simply dominant on the day, winning nine individual titles and both relay events. The meet got underway with freshman Dekel Shahaf, junior Mallory McGowan, freshman Nicole Hau, and sophomore MaryElla Randall swam the Tigers to a first-place finish in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:58.22. Shahaf also won the 100 Back with a time of 59.53 while McGowan and Randall won the 100 Breast (1:04.69) and 50 Free (24.03), respectively.

Junior Allie Vetterlein earned a pair of wins in the 100 Fly and 200 IM. She came in at 57.86 in the 100 fly and 2:08.93 in the 200 IM. Also finishing first for the Tigers was sophomore Hayley Shillington in the 200 Free (1:54.50), junior Jenna Chaplin (2:07.98), sophomore Shelby Bolin in the 200 Back (2:08.25), and senior Jayme Swalin in the 500 Free (5:07.51).

The Tigers concluded the meet with a first-place finish in the 400 Free Relay behind stellar splits from Swalin, Randall, McGowan, and Shahaf. The team  clocked in at 3:36.55, almost five seconds faster than the runner-up.

Randall also claimed a second-place finish in the 100 Free (52.67) while Bolin and Swalin took second in the 100 Back (1:00.75) and 200 Free (1:57.05), respectively. Vetterlein added a runner-up finish to her day, clocking in at 2:09.99 in the 200 Fly. Freshman Kelsey Boreyko took second in the 1000 Free (10:42.54) while junior Becca Wyant finished second in the 50 Free with a time of 24.86.

Sophomore Bo Cameron's third-place finish in the 200 Free (1:58.12) gave the Tigers a sweep of the event, as did senior Elena Walterman's third-place finish in the 200 Fly (2:10.89). McGowan added a third-place finish in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:23.62.

Pacific showed its depth with fourth-place finishes from sophomore Lydia Schramm in the 1000 Free (10:56.28), and freshmen Annie Sumioka in the 50 Free (25.28) and Kelsey Crowder in the 100 Back (1:02.01). Senior Lia Santini's time of 1:08.73 in the 100 Breast was good for fifth.

The Tigers resume their season on Thursday, November 17, for a three-day meet at Long Beach, Calif.

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