Tigers Welcome Nevada, Trip To CSU Bakersfield For Tri Meet
The Pacific swimming teams are in for a busy weekend this week as the women's squad hosts Nevada on Friday, Oct. 26, before both teams trip to CSU Bakersfield for a tri meet on Saturday, Oct. 27. Both meets are set to begin at 1 p.m.
Friday's meet with Nevada marks the first dual meet of the 2012-13 season for Pacific's women's team. The Tigers faced Nevada last season in Reno, falling 137-100. Live video of Friday's meet can be found here. The tri meet on Saturday will feature both host CSU Bakersfield and Seattle.
The Tigers are coming off of a strong showing at last week's 21st annual Pacific Invitational, as the men's team captured the event title for the first time in school history while the women took second out of five teams at the two-day meet. All told, both squads combined for 21 top-five finishes, including nine top-three finishes.
Pacific's men's team accounted for 10 of those finishes, highlighted by sophomore Cooper Rogers' second-place swim in the 200 Free (1:42.70). He added a third-place finish in the 100 Back (51.80), propelling him to MPSF Athlete of the Week honors. Junior Oliver Simkovic, who earned the conference's weekly honor last week, claimed second in the 400 IM (4:04.74) and fourth in the 100 Back (52.36). Senior Zachary Zlotoff and sophomore Cameron Franke accounted for the Tigers' other two top-three finishes as Zlotoff took third in the 1650 Free (16:27.82) while Franke finished third in the 100 Breast (58.54).
Four different swimmers collected third-place finishes for the Tigers' women's squad at the Pacific Invite. The first day saw junior MaryElla Randall take third in the 50 Free (24.20) before senior Mallory McGowan finished third in the 100 Breast (1:04.75). Freshman Cristina Mardones's time of 2:22.00 in the 200 Breast was also good for third while senior Allie Vetterlein placed third in the 100 Fly with a time of 57.74.