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Swimming Sees Seven Named To All-MPSF Second Team

Feb 27, 2013

Pacific Swimming saw seven of its student-athletes earn All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Second Team honors following the conference championships last week.

The Tigers' women's side had four swimmers receive all-conference recognition while three swimmers on the men's team were honored.

Junior Hayley Shillington's times of 1:48.80 in the 200 Free and 4:56.57 in the 500 Free earned her all-conference honors. Shillington was also a second team pick in the 200 Free last season. Freshman Cristina Mardones also received recognition in two events, clocking in at 2:16.90 in the 200 Breast and 4:24.13 in the 400 IM.

On the men's side, juniors Oliver Simkovic and Dai Wilson earned all-conference honors in two events. Simkovic finished with NCAA 'B' cut times in both the 200 Back (1:46.70) and the 200 IM (1:48.47). He earned All-MPSF honors in both events last season after receiving first team recognition in both events as a freshman.

Wilson matched him with NCAA qualifying marks in the 100 Fly (47.86) and the 200 Fly (1:47.20). He nearly broke the school records in both races, finishing mere hundreths of a second behind each of the school's top marks.

Seniors Allie Vetterlein and Mallory McGowan finished with respective times of 55.53 in the 100 Fly and 1:03.62 in the 100 Breast while sophomore Cameron Franke earned an NCAA 'B' cut time in the 100 Breast, stopping the clock at 55.32. McGowan was also a second team honoree in the 100 Breast last season.

In the deepest field in the conference's three-year history, Pacific's women's team finished seventh with 220 points while the Tigers' men's squad placed eighth with 186 points.

For the full list of men's honorees, click here. The complete list of women's honorees can be found here.

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