The Pacific women' swim team will hit the road for a pair of dual meets this week, facing Nevada on Friday, October 28, before squaring off against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, October 29.
Last Week In Brief
The Tigers last competed on October 14 and 15 when they played host to the annual Pacific Invite. Competing against San Diego and BYU, Pacific took second with 801 points. The Cougars won the meet with 1,129 points while USD scored 766 points.
A Quick Look Ahead
On Friday, November 4, Pacific welcomes Fresno State, Seattle U, and Cal State Bakersfield to Kjeldsen Pool for a quad meet at 3 p.m. Air Force will replace Fresno State for the second day of the meet, which will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday.
Individually, the Tigers have multiple swimmers ranked in the top 100 nationally. Sophomore Lydia Schramm ranks 50th in the 1650 Free with a time of 18:14.95. Junior Laurie White and freshman Sydni Johanson rank 55th and 63rd in the same event, respectively. White owns a time of 18:23.72 while Johanson owns a time of 18:38.76. Sophomore MaryElla Randall ranks 74th nationally in the 50 Free with a time of 23.88 while junior Mallory McGowan ranks 82nd in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:05.29.
Pacific's relay squads are also nationally ranked. The 800 Free Relay team owns a time of 7:54.69, good for 19th. The 200 Free Relay team ranks 38th with a time of 1:38.11 while the 400 Free Relay team ranks 66th with a time of 3:35.03. The 200 Medley Relay team ranks 46th with a time of 1:46.09.
Friday's tilt with Nevada will also serve as the Wolfpack's 2011-12 home opener. Nevada last competed two weeks ago at the George Haines Invitational, finishing fourth behind Stanford, San Jose State, and Hawaii. Junior Mengjiao Mi was the Wolfpack's top swimmer, taking fourth in both the 200 Free (2:09.73) and the 400 Free (4:33.50).
Pacific competed against Nevada last season in a tri meet, defeating the Wolfpack 156-106.
Scouting Cal State Bakersfield
The Roadrunners have yet to compete this season after finishing ninth at the last year's MPSF Championships. CSUB returns senior Rachel McCall for her last year of collegiate competition. She was a Second Team All-MPSF pick last year in the 50 Free, the 100 Free, and the 100 Breast.
Pacific has won its last six meetings with the Roadrunners.