By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
On day two of the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships began with the prelims swims of the men’s and women’s 500 freestyle, 200 IM and 50 freestyle.
In the women’s 500 freestyle UC San Diego had the top four fastest times. Haley Hamza, who won the 1000 free last night, had the fastest time of the morning with a 4:59.36. Teammates Stephanie Sin came in second with a 5:00.64 and Reagan Eickert touched the wall third (5:01.10).
UC San Diego men also had the fastest three times of the morning in the 500 freestyle. Chandler Pourvahidi finished first with a 4:28.02. Kevin Fink came in second with a 4:30.00 and Michael Cohn touched in third with a 4:31.00.
Hannah Calton of Loyola Marymount came in with the fastest time in the women’s 200 IM going a 2:03.88. Fresno Pacific’s Bavindeep Basra touched in second with a 2:04.80 and Loyola Marymount’s Kristen Clarno is going into finals tonight seeded third with a 2:05.04.
In the men’s 200 IM UC San Diego had the four fastest times of the morning. Garrett Tse came in with a 1:49.11 for first. CJ Pais went a 1:51.85 and is seeded second going into finals and teammate Alexander Moshensky is third (1:53.44).
UC San Diego took the top three fastest times in the women’s 50 freestyle this morning. Colleen Daley touched the wall first with a 22.98. Natalie Tang went a 23.14, touching second and Angie Phetbenjakul got third this morning (23.66).
Arthur Heale of UC San Diego put up the fastest time of the morning in the men’s 50 freestyle with a 20.31. His teammate Kevin Wylder came in second with a 20.47 and John Dowd of Concordia University-Irvine finished third in a 20.54.
Tonight’s finals will begin at 4:30 pm (PST) and the finals of the above events will be swum as well as the men’s and women’s 200 freestyle relays.