Stockton, Calif. - Finishing the home part of their 2014-15 season, the women's swim team took home a 162-97 victory over Cal State East Bay on Friday, Nov. 21. The win gave the Tigers another dual meet victory on the year as the wind down the first half of the season and finish off their home meets for the year.
Swimming 14 events on the day at Chris Kjeldsen Pool, the Tigers made quick work of the visiting Pioneers as Pacific took 10 of the meets events to earn the win. The Tigers got off in a hurry as they not only won the first three events of the meet they finished with the top two spots in the all three as well. Pacific scored wins in the 400 Medley Relay as well as the 1000 and 200 Free events to get on the board first.
Kicking off the relay for the Tigers was Haley Preston who got Pacific off to a fast start that was then finished off by Cristina Mardones, Kenna Ramey, and Vaiva Gimbutyte. Preston's lead gabbed her a win in the team event and set her up for more success later in the meet as the junior out-touched the competition in the 100 Fly with a time of 58.98. With Preston at the head of the group, the Tigers took the dominated the Fly event as the top four spots went to Pacific swimmers. The big finish for the Tigers came after winning the 200 Fly earlier in the meet when Roslyn Kackman out-swam Maradones for the win as she came in at a time of 2:09.24.
In addition to the convincing wins in the Fly events, the Tigers dominated the Free events throughout the day beginning with the win in the 1000 Free by Margaux Verger Gourson. The second-year swimmer won the distance event for the third meet in a row as she stayed perfect with a time of 10:01.23. She would finish off her day with her fourth win of the season in the 500 Free after touching with a time of 4:52.92.
Outside of Verger Gourson continuing her dominance, Pacific ran off wins in the 200 Free, 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 Free Relay to sweep the Free events. In the 200 Free, Shillington picked up her first win of the day as she paced the Tigers with a time of 1:52.73 to finish just in front of Preston. In the sprint of the 50 Free, Ramey grabbed her second win of the meet and first individual victory as she posted a time of 24.09. A few minutes later, Gimbutyte added another win to her day's record as she took the 100 Free with a time of 52.28, a second faster than Ramey. The pair would team up to close out the meet in the 200 Free Relay as they, along with MaryElla Randall and Annie Sumioka paced the field with a time of 1:37.03.
Rounding out the day for the Tigers was Mardones in the 200 Back as she earned an individual win with a time of 2:07.39.
The Tigers are back in the pool in mid-December when they travel to Las Vegas to take part in the UNLV Invite from Dec. 13 - 15.