LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The MPSF Championships continued to see big successes for the Tigers, with eight NCAA B-cuts today alone as well as another school record. Pacific had seven finishes in the top three today as well. Both the men's and women's teams sit in fourth place in total points so far.
After setting a new school record in the 50 Free yesterday, Yahav Shahaf broke school and conference records in the 100 Breast when he swam a 52.62, almost two full seconds faster than second place.
The Tigers found success in the 400 IM, taking second and fourth on the women's side. Whitney Jorgensen, who set a new school record yesterday, took second with her 4:19.00 time, good for an NCAA B-cut. Angela Gagliardo wasn't far behind, swimming a 4:22.39 to take fourth.
Makoa Haneberg had two B-cuts on his own today. The sophomore took third in the 100 Back with his 47.52 time, then had a 47.98 time in the 100 Fly. Both those times qualified as B-cut times.
Kenna Ramey also picked up a B-cut time, taking second in the 100 Fly. Ramey swam a 53.66 in that event.
Semaj Walker finished less than a second behind the leader in the 100 Breast, settling for second place. Walker had a B-cut time with her finish of 1:02.12.
Stewart Harrison and Jared Vu had Pacific's last two B-cuts of the day. Harrison swam a 47.93 in the 100 Fly, finishing just in front of Vu in the same event. Vu swam a 48.19 in the 100 Fly to also make a B-cut.
In the men's 400 Medley Relay, the Tigers took third, swimming a 3:12.68. That team consisted of Haneberg, Shahaf, Harrison, and Lane Goedhart and was just five-tenths of a second behind second place.
The last day of the MPSF Championships will be tomorrow. Prelims start at 10:00 am, with finals beginning at 6:00 pm.
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