By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
This morning was the final prelims session of the Pacific Swim Conference Championships. The men’s and women’s 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breast and 200 fly.
UC San Diego’s Julia Toronczak touched in with the fastest time this morning in the women’s 200 back with a 2:00.52. Olga Melnikova of Fresno Pacific is going into tonight seeded second with a 2:02.54 and East Bay’s Morgan McClure went a 2:03.77 for third.
Last night’s 100 back winner, Michael Cohn of UC San Diego, touched the wall first this morning in the men’s 200 back with a 1:45.85. His teammates, Alexander Moshensky (1:47.13) and CJ Pais (1:48.91) came in second and third.
UC San Diego’s Colleen Daley went a 50.29 to be seeded first going into finals seeded first. Loyola Marymount’s Kristen Brennand (51.44) touched second and her teammate Kristen Clarno came in third with a 51.61.
Kevin Wylder put up the fastest time in the men’s 100 free with a 44.57. Concordia Irvine came in second and third with Dylan Alba going a 44.98 and John Dowd coming in at a 45.27.
Pepperdine’s Jessica Mosbaugh (2:16.97) had the fastest 200 breast this morning. UC San Diego’s Lily Maxfield finished second with a 2:17.11 and right behind her was Daria Belova from Fresno Pacific with a 2:17.14.
Maksim Shcherbakov of Fresno Pacific went a 1:57.06 for the fastest men’s 200 breast this morning. UC San Diego came in second and third. Zach Yong went a 1:59.57 touching second and Garrett Tse finished third (2:03.07).
In the women’s 200 butterfly this morning, Dari Watkins of UC San Diego, put up the fastest time with a 2:00.07. Loyola Marymount’s Hannah Calton went a 2:011.73 to be seeded second going into tonight and UC San Diego’s Naomi Thomas touched third (2:02.46).
Fresno Pacific’s Wesley Coles came in first this morning in the men’s 200 butterfly with a 1:50.13. Right behind him was Kevin Fink of UC San Diego with a 1:50.24 and Fink’s teammate Paul Li came in third this morning with a 1:51.19.
The men’s and women’s 1650 will be swam as a finals only event. Finals begin at 4pm (PST) tonight.