Women's Swimming Edged By UC Davis

Sophomore Hayley Shillington. (Becca Wyant)

Stockton, Calif. - The Pacific women's swimming team fell to visiting Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe UC Davis in a dual meet Saturday, Jan. 14. The reigning conference champion Aggies outscored the Tigers 162-97.

Juniors Becca Wyant and Mallory McGowan, freshman Dekel Shahaf, and sophomore MaryElla Randall kicked off the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay. The group finished with a time of 1:45.75, nearly two seconds faster than the second-place Aggies.

Sophomore Hayley Shillington had a nice day in the pool, winning the 500 Free behind a time of 5:03.71. She added a second-place finish in the 200 Free (1:54.87) and a third-place finish in the 50 Free (25.12).

Shahaf, sophomore Shelby Bolin, and freshman Annie Sumioka went 2-3-4 in the 100 Back. The trio had respective times of 58.79, 1:00.29, and 1:00.88. Bolin also took second in the 200 Back behind a time of 2:09.56 while Shahaf was victorious in the 100 Fly (57.36).

The 200 IM saw Shahaf come in second, stopping the clock at 2:09.05. Right behind her was junior Allie Vetterlein, who came in at 2:11.11. 

McGowan took second in both the 100 Breast (1:05.89) and the 200 Breast (2:24.20). She just missed out on first in the 100 Breast as the reigning MPSF champion Liliana Alverez won both races.

The 200 Fly saw juniors Jenna Chaplin and Vetterlein take second and third, respectively. Chaplin came in at 2:07.41 while Vetterlein finished at 2:08.25.

Randall came in second in the 50 Free with a time of 24.45 while Wyant finished third in the 100 Fly with a time of 58.16.

The Tigers ended the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 Free Relay. The group of Randall, Wyant, McGowan, and senior Jayme Swalin finished with a time of 1:38.52.

Pacific is back in action next Saturday, Jan. 21, at a tri meet hosted by UC Santa Cruz. The meet it set to get underway at noon.