By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
Day three of the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships began this morning. The men’s and women’s 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke were swum.
In the women’s 400 IM, Maddy Huttner of UC San Diego had the fastest time of the morning going a 4:25.90. Fresno Pacific’s Bavindeep Basra touched the wall second with a 4:27.00, which this time she broke her own school record of 4:28.31. Going the third fastest time this morning was UC San Diego’s Lindsey Miller with a 4:28.13.
Daria Belova of Fresno Pacific touched the wall first this morning in the women’s 100 butterfly with a 55.06. With this time she broke her own Fresno Pacific school record of 55.88. UC San Diego had the second and third fastest times with Dari Watkins going a 55.34 for second and Naomi Thomas was right behind for the third fastest time of 55.39.
In the 200 freestyle this morning Natalie Tang of UC San Diego came in with the fastest time of 1:49.26. Her teammates, Dari Watkins finished in second (1:49.81) and Colleen Daley touched third in a 1:51.02.
Pepperdine’s Jessica Mosbaugh had the fastest time of the morning in the women’s 100 breast with a 1:03.13. She out touched UC San Diego’s Angie Phetbenjakul who came in second (1:03.14) by one one hundredth of a second. Lily Maxfield touched third for UC San Diego with a 1:04.10.
Olga Melnikova went a 57.06 for the fastest 100 back time of the morning. CSEB’s Mariam Lowe touched in second (57.27) and UC San Diego’s Julia Toronczak came in third (57.42).
UC San Diego men had the top four fastest times in the 400 IM this morning. Kevin Fink touched first with a 3:54.96. Teammates Zach Yong (3:55.24) and Kyle Nadler (3:59.87) came in second and third this morning.
Six of the top eight times this morning in the men’s 100 butterfly. Kevin Wyler has the fastest time with a 46.97, Garrett Tse came in second with a 48.97 and Ivan Garin touched the wall third with a 49.25.
Michael Cohn of UC San Diego went a 1:38.22 in the men’s 200 free putting up the fastest time of the morning. Wesley Coles touched second in a 1:39.07 for Fresno Pacific and UC San Diego’s Michael Leung came in a close third (1:39.17).
Fresno Pacific’s Maksim Shcherbakov placed first this morning in the men’s 100 breaststroke with a 53.84. Zach Yong of UC San Diego came in second with a 56.23 and his teammate AJ Zavala finished third (57.27).
It was a close race in the men’s 100 backstroke this morning. UC San Diego’s Julian Jacobs had the fastest time of the morning with a 49.36. CJ Pais went a 49.79 to be seeded second going into tonight and Luka Barisic got third (49.94).