Women's Swimming Falls At No. 6 Stanford
After a nearly two-month hiatus, the Pacific women's swim team was back in action Saturday, Jan. 7, in a road dual meet at No. 6 Stanford. The Tigers fell 162-92 to their Pacific-12 foe, but the day was not without some impressive showings by the Orange and Black.
"I thought we had solid swims after a long week of hard training," said interim head coach Gus Barrios. "This being our second meet of the week, I felt we competed well."
Three different Tigers notched first-place finishes on the day. Junior Mallory McGowan claimed the top spot in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:05.42. Fellow juniors Jenna Chaplin and Allie Vetterlein took event titles in the 100 Fly (58.47) and the 200 IM (2:10.33), respectively. The Tigers' 200 Free Relay team, made up of junior Becca Wyant, freshman Dekel Shahaf, sophomore MaryElla Randall, and senior Jayme Swalin, finished with a time of 1:39.84, also good for first.
Pacific would take the top four spots in the 100 Fly as Vetterlein, along with Shahaf and freshman Nicole Hau, followed Chaplin in the finishing order. Vetterlein clocked in with a time of 58.68 while Shahaf and Hau finished with respective marks of 59.81 and 1:03.32.
Freshman Shannon Mack and senior Lia Santini came in behind Vetterlein in the 200 IM, giving the Tigers the top three swimmers in that event, as well. Mack touched the wall at 2:21.00 while Santini came in at 2:22.05.
McGowan added a third-place finish in the 200 Breast, stopping the clock at 2:25.38. A pair of sophomores also came in third in their respective events, as Hayley Shillington clocked in at 55.20 in the 100 Free and Randall came in at 24.76 in the 50 Free.
Both Santini and Shillington finished fourth in a second event. Shillington's time of 1:55.25 was good for fourth in the 200 Free while Santini came in at 1:12.77 in the 100 Breast. Also claiming a fourth-place finish was senior Jayme Swalin, who touched the wall at 55.32 in the 100 Free. Shahaf, McGowan, Vetterlein, and Randall gave the Tigers' 200 Medley Relay team a fourth-place finish behind a time of 1:48.12.
The women return to Kjeldsen Pool Saturday, Jan. 14, when they host Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe UC Davis. The dual meet is set to get underway at 1 p.m.