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Men's Swimming Beats UC Santa Cruz, Falls To Fresno Pacific

Jan 22, 2012

The Pacific men's swimming team competed against both Fresno Pacific and host UC Santa Cruz in a tri meet Saturday, Jan. 21. The Tigers defeated UC Santa Cruz but were edged by Fresno Pacific.

Pacific kicked off the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. The group of freshman Cooper Rogers, senior Nate LeRoy, senior Kevin Byers, and freshman Casey Fleming finished with a time of 1:35.90.

Junior Zachary Zlotoff led six Tigers to top-seven finishes in the 1000 Free, taking second behind a time of 9:55.04. Behind him were freshman Brandon Chandler (third; 10:08.54), sophomore Bart Platow (fourth; 10:11.03), and freshman Jeff Peters (fifth; 10:11.63). Finishing sixth was sophomore D.J. Schilling (10:15.39) while junior Sean Dunnigan took seventh (10:20.92).

The 200 Free Relay saw sophomore Adam Sharp finish fourth with a time of 1:45.73. Right behind him were sophomore Oliver Simkovic, who took fifth (1:46.17), and freshman Brandon Presswood, who took sixth (1:48.16).

Rogers' time of 52.50 was good for first place in the 100 Back, giving the Tigers their first event title of the meet. Byers was the runner-up with a time of 53.00 while Fleming finished fourth with a time of 54.10.

Finishing third in the 100 Breast was LeRoy with a time of 1:00.82. Fellow seniors Roger Ward and David Banks claimed fourth (1:01.58) and sixth (1:02.10), respectively.

The Tigers finished second through sixth in the 200 Fly. Simkovic claimed second with a time of 1:57.87 while Dunnigan (2:01.10) and senior Kieffer Holmes (2:01.29) took third and fourth, respectively. Junior RJ Barton's time of 2:03.90 was good for fifth while junior Dai Wilson finished sixth with a time of 2:04.49.

In only his third meet for Pacific, freshman Balazs Erdelyi took second in the 50 Free with a time of 21.74. Junior Jonathan Alves finished fourth (22.07), senior Jack Pope fifth (22.14), and sophomore Taylor Moore sixth (22.28).

Erdelyi recorded a victory in the 100 Free behind a time of 47.22. Rogers' time of 48.09 was good for fourth while Sharp (48.30) and Pope (48.40) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Behind them were Alves (seventh; 48.51) and Moore (eighth; 48.70).

Byers earned an event title in the 200 Back, stopping the clock at 1:54.73. He was followed immediately by Fleming (1:57.10) and Presswood (2:01.05), giving Pacific the top three finishers in that event.

The 200 Breast saw Ward take second with a time of 2:11.48. He was one of five Tigers to record a top-seven finish as LeRoy finished fourth (2:16.21) and Schilling came in fifth (2:16.45). Rounding out the list were Banks (sixth; 2:17.39) and freshman Cody Burkard (seventh; 2:18.40).

Zlotoff's time of 4:48.21 in the 500 Free was good for third. Jeff Peters came in fifth with a time of 4:55.35 while Presswood and Platow finished sixth (4:57.41) and seventh (5:02.51), respectively.

Wilson earned a second-place finish in the 100 Fly, touching the wall at 52.15. Byers came in third with a time of 52.32, followed by Holmes (fifth; 54.49) and Barton (55.57).

Pacific saw six of its swimmers finish in the top nine in the 200 IM, led by Simkovic's runner-up finish with a time of 1:56.01. Ward claimed third behind a time of 1:58.95. LeRoy (2:04.07), Dunnigan (2:04.62), Burkard (2:06.30), and Schilling (2:06.43) finished sixth through ninth.

The Tigers concluded the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay. The team, made up of Rogers, Fleming, Erdelyi, and Moore, stopped the clock at 3:07.81.

Pacific will conclude the dual meet portion if its schedule this Friday, Jan. 27, when conference foe UC Santa Barbara comes to Kjeldsen Pool for a dual meet at 1 p.m. The Tigers will honor their six seniors (David Banks, Kevin Byers, Kieffer Holmes, Nathan LeRoy, Jack Pope, and Roger Ward) prior to the meet.

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