Freshman Margaux Verger Gourson Sets A School Record On Day Two Of The MPSF Championships

Margaux Verger Gourson touching the wall
Margaux Verger Gourson touching the wall

Los Angeles, Calif. - Throughout the second day of competition at the MPSF Championships, the Pacific swim team put up solid times en route to establishing both school records and NCAA "B" Cut times. The finals for the night saw the teams take on the 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, as well as the 200 Free relay.

A day after the men dominated the results for the Tigers it was the women who took center stage on Thursday, Feb. 20. Kicking off the night for the Tigers, freshman Margaux Verger Gourson posted the fastest time in school history in the 500 Free as she touched the wall in a time of 4:47.23. Her time beat the previous record set in 2005 by Jennifer Radecke by a full second and qualified the first-year Tiger for an NCAA "B" cut time.

Behind Verger Gourson, sophomore Cristina Mardones came up with one of the top times for the night in the 200 IM when she posted a time of 2:02.28. The time put Mardones in the range of the NCAA "B" cut as well.

The teams are back in the pool in the morning of Friday, Feb. 21, with qualifying swims in the 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, and the 400 Medley Relay.