Women's Swimming Dominates Tri Meet

Santa Cruz, Calif. – The Pacific women's swimming teams competed against both Fresno Pacific and host UC Santa Cruz in a tri meet Saturday, Jan. 21. The Tigers dominated the meet, notching nine individual titles and one relay title en route to a pair of victories.

The group of junior Becca Wyant, junior Mallory McGowan, freshman Dekel Shahaf, and sophomore MaryElla Randall gave the Tigers a victory in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:46.40.

The first of Pacific's event wins came in the 1000 Free as senior Jayme Swalin touched first with a time of 10:34.66. Taking second was sophomore Shannon Van Konynenburg behind a time of 10:52.59.

The 200 Free saw sophomore Hayley Shillington take home first place after stopping the clock at 1:53.80. Fellow classmates Bo Cameron and Lydia Schramm came in fourth (2:00.22) and seventh (2:02.38), respectively.

Sophomore Shelby Bolin was one of five Pacific swimmers to finish in the top half in the 100 Back, taking second with a time of 1:00.20. Right behind her was Wyant, who came in at 1:00.52. Freshman Annie Sumioka took sixth with a time of 1:01.66 while junior Lauren Bugglin took seventh with a time of 1:01.82.

Taking first in the 100 Breast was McGowan behind a time of 1:04.99. Junior Allie Vetterlein's time of 1:09.04 was good for third while senior Lia Santini came in fifth with a time of 1:11.48.

The 200 Fly saw junior Jenna Chaplin pick up an event title as she stopped the clock at 2:09.84. Taking fifth was Schramm with a time of 2:19.57.

Pacific dominated the 50 Free, going 1-2-3-4, and added a sixth-place finish. Randall won the event with a time of 25.03. She was followed by Shahaf (25.48), Sumioka (25.55), and Bugglin (25.65). Van Konynenburg came in sixth with a time of 26.06.

Randall also won the 100 Free, touching the wall at 53.64. Van Konynenburg earned third place with a time of 55.35 while Sumioka took fifth behind a time of 56.26.

The Tigers raced very well in the 200 Back as five swimmers finished in the top six. Shillington came in second with a time of 2:13.01 followed by Shahaf (third; 2:14.67) and freshman Kelsey Crowder (fourth; 2:15.83). Cameron took fifth with a time of 2:16.69 while Bugglin came in sixth with a time of 2:17.46.

McGowan collected her second win of the day in the 200 Breast, clocking in at 2:25.60. Santini was the runner-up with a time of 2:34.75.

The 500 Free saw Swalin claim first place behind a time of 5:11.59 while Chaplin clocked in at 5:13.07, good for second. Bolin came in third with a time of 5:17.10 while Schramm finished seventh, stopping the clock at 5:25.09.

Taking first in the 100 Fly was Wyant, who came in at 58.83. Vetterlein finished second with a time of 59.28 while freshman Nicole Hau took fourth behind a time of 1:02.13.

Wyant collected a second-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.60. Taking fourth was Crowder (2:17.32), followed immediately by Mack (2:17.97).

Pacific ended its impressive showing with a second-place finish in the final event of the meet, the 400 Free Relay. Shahaf, Swalin, Shillington, and Randall clocked in at 3:38.47.

The Tigers conclude the dual meet portion of their season this Friday, Jan. 27, when they welcome conference foe UC Santa Barbara to Kjeldsen Pool for a 1 p.m. meet. The women will recognize their four seniors (Ellen Barton, Lia Santini, Jayme Swalin, and Elena Walterman) prior to the start of the meet.