LAS VEGAS, Nev. - After setting new Pacific records in the men's 50 Free and the women's 200 IM yesterday, the Tigers were back at it again, with Makoa Haneberg breaking his own school record in the 100 Back with a 47.50. Haneberg's previous record was 48.15, set last year as a freshman. The men's 200 Medley Relay team also set a school record with a blazing 1:26.27.
The Tigers finished the day in first in total points on the men's side and third on the women's side.
Pacific won three events on the individual side for the men as well as the 200 Medley Relay and the 800 Free Relay. That record-breaking 200 Medley Relay team consisted of Haneberg, Yahav Shahaf, Stewart Harrison, and Mitchell Ongstad. The 800 Free Relay team of Neil Franka, Georan Meendering, Curtis Klein, and Miles MacKenzie swam a 6:33.35, beating out second place by almost ten seconds.
Harrison also won the 100 Fly individually, swimming the Tigers' fastest time of the year with a 48.29. That was one of seven new season-bests for Pacific in the ten individual events tonight alone. Harrison finished just four-tenths of a second off the program record with that time.
MacKenzie also took home an individual win with his 1:36.68 time in the 200 Free. That time was the best for any Tiger this year and a second-and-a-half behind the school record set in 1995.
For the women, Whitney Jorgensen and Kenna Ramey both won their individual events. Jorgensen won the 400 IM after setting a new school record in the 200 IM last night. Jorgensen's 4:16.26 was two seconds off the school record, set in 2008.
Ramey won the 100 Fly with her 53.77, the fastest of the year for the Tigers. The school record-holder in that event, Ramey came within a second of the best time in Tiger history.
Taylor Hosmer also put up one of the fastest times of the year for Pacific with her 1:49.95 in the 200 Free, taking third place. Hosmer combined with Jillian Hatch, Becca Aguilar, and Jorgensen to take third in the 800 Free Relay with a 7:30.65.
Semaj Walker also set a season-best for the Tigers. The freshman swam a 1:04.85 in the 100 Breast.
The UNLV Invitational wraps up tomorrow with the third day of events.
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