STOCKTON, California, November 4. THE Pacific men's swim team handily defeated Seattle U but fell to Air Force on the first day of a quad meet Friday, November 4, at Kjeldsen Pool. The Tigers outscored Seattle U 119-86 and lost to Air Force 118-87.
Numerous Tigers had stellar showings on the day. Sophomore Oliver Simkovic took first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:05.71. He also finished second in the 100 Back (52.03) and fourth in the 100 Fly (52.51).
Freshman Cooper Rogers was the only other Tiger to claim an event title, as his 52.02 mark was good for first in the 100 Back. Rogers was part of the 200 Medley Relay squad that third with a time of 1:35.00. Also swimming legs for the team were junior Jonathan Alves, junior Kevin Schirmer, and freshman Casey Fleming.
Both Schirmer and Fleming had nice meets, as well. Schirmer claimed second in the 100 Free (47.70) and fifth in the 50 Free (21.82). Fleming took second in the 50 Free (21.51) and fourth in the 100 Back (52.49).
Freshman Brandon Chandler came in second in the 1650 Free with a time of 16:00.54 while sophomores Adam Sharp Taylor Moore took third in the 50 Free (21.74) and 100 Free (47.73), respectively. Senior Nate LeRoy finished fourth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:17.26 while Alves claimed fourth in the 100 Breast (1:00.03).
Moore, Alves, and Sharp, along with sophomore Hans Peters, made up the second-place 200 Free Relay team that clocked in at 1:26.86. Peters also registered a fifth-place finish in the 200 Free (1:45.29).
Senior Nate LeRoy and junior Zach Zlotoff each took fifth in the 100 Breast (1:00.17) and the 500 Free (4:48.22), respectively.
The meet continues at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 4.
The Pacific women's swim team defeated both Fresno State and Seattle U in a quad meet Friday, November 4, at Kjeldsen Pool.
The Tigers outscored Fresno State 112-93 and routed Seattle U 153-52 behind six first-place finishes.
Pacific opened the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay. The group, comprised of junior Becca Wyant, junior Mallory McGowan, freshman Dekel Shahaf, and senior Jayme Swalin, clocked in at 1:45.68. Shahaf also had an individual win in the 200 IM, touching the wall at 2:09.02.
The Tigers took first in the meet's other relay, as well, as sophomore MaryElla Randall, Wyant, McGowan, and freshman Annie Sumioka touched the wall at 1:37.23 to win the 200 Free Relay.
Sophomore Hayley Shillington won the 200 Free with a time of 1:53.88 while junior Jenna Chaplin finished first in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:07.92. Randall gave the Tigers their third individual title of the meet with a win in the 100 Free. She clocked in at 53.04.
A number of runner-up finishes bolstered Pacific's point totals. Shillington added a second-place finish in the 500 Free (5:07.91) while Randall finished second in the 50 Free (24.02). Also finishing second were freshman Kelsey Boreyko in the 1650 Free (17:51.86), senior Elena Walterman in the 200 Fly (2:08.00), sophomore Shelby Bolin in the 200 Back (2:09.15). Junior Mallory McGowan also took second in the 200 Breast (2:22.11), snapping her streak of three consecutive wins in that event.
Wyant took third in the 50 Free with a time of 24.90 while Shahaf added a third-place finish in the 200 Back (2:09.44). Freshman Kelsey Crowder also claimed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.82.
The Tigers also got fourth-place finishes from Sumioka in the 50 Free (25.02) and Boreyko in the 500 Free (5:18.21). Swalin had a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 200 Free (1:57.32) and 100 Free (54.45) while Crowder took fifth in the 200 Back (2:10.16) and sophomore Bo Cameron claimed fifth in the 500 Free (5:19.70).
The second day of the meet will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday, November 5, as Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Cal State Bakersfield replaces Fresno State.
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