Swimming and Diving

Relay Teams Lead Tigers on Day Two of MPSF Meet

Relay Teams Lead Tigers on Day Two of MPSF Meet

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It was an outstanding day for the Pacific men's and women's swimming teams as they snagged five top-three finishes, including first in the Men's 200 Free Relay, Women's 50 Free, and the Men's 50 Free, at the MPSF Championship meet Thursday evening.

"We are swimming amazing. Our women out-swam their seeds by 50 points and our men out-swam their seeds by over 20 points," stated head coach Peter Richardson.

In the 200 Free Relay finals, four men's swimmers — Mason Miller, Yahav Shahaf, Dylan Toy and Miles MacKenzie — dominated with a time of 1:18.41 to finish ahead of Hawaii by 1.24 seconds. Kenna Ramey, Cai Hong Singh, Rebecca Aguilar, and Semaj Walker combined for a third place finish and new program record with a time of 1:31.40 in the women's relay. That mark tops the previous record set by Lyndsay . McNamee, Robin Errecart, Shannon Catalano and Kris Willey in 2003.

Ramey went on to win the 50 Free with a personal-best finish of 22.50, just missing the program record by four hundredths of a second.

Miller and MacKenzie tied in the men's 50 Free prelim, both clocking a B-cut time of 20.05. Miller went on to win the final with a career-best mark of 19.79. MacKenzie tied UC Santa Barbara's Mason Tittle for second place with a season-best mark (19.90). Also scoring in the event were Stewart Harrison (6th, 20.36) and Dylan Toy (9th, 20.23).

Angela Gagliardo also had a career day with her third place finish in the 200 IM (2:01.92).  Neil Franka was fourth with a B-cut (1:46.51) in the event. 

The Tigers top finisher in the 500 Free was Taylor Hosmer, who snagged a fourth place finish (4:50.41). Brigid McNally was sixth (4:53.04). 

On day three of the championship event Pacific will face off with its MPSF-foes in the 100 Fly, 400 IM, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, and the 400 Medley Relay. Preliminary races will begin at 10:00 am with finals scheduled for 6:00 pm.