Tigers Down LMU In Second Meet In Two Days

Tigers Down LMU In Second Meet In Two Days

Stockton, Calif. - In their second meet in as many days, the Pacific women's swim team defeated Loyola Marymount 149-105 in total points.  The victory came the day after the women swam at home against UCSB.  In all, the Tigers won 10 of the first 11 events at the meet before entering their swimmers as exhibition swims.

After Pacific's relay team won the 200 Medley Relay with a 1:47.14, Jana Burkard ensured the winning ways continued with a meet-best 10:29.46 in the 1000 Free.  Lauren Atkins followed right behind her, taking second with a 10:44.14.  Pacific also had the top time in the 400 Free Relay but was entered as an exhibition.  The Tigers put up a 3:36.89 in that relay.

Cristina Mardones took home the top times in the 200 Breast at 2:23.79 and the 200 Free at 1:55.85.  Mardones joined Burkard in winning two events, as Burkard added a 500 Free time of 5:06.81, the best at the meet, to her 1000 Free win.  Mardones also had the second-best time in the 200 IM but had her time of 2:11.38 entered as an exhibition.

The Tigers won the 100 Back thanks to Cai Hong Singh's 57.51 time, with Isabella Green coming in second at 58.62.  Following that, Whitney Jorgensen won the 100 Breast to give the Tigers the best time in the first five events of the day.  Jorgensen recorded a 1:07.61, just .13 faster than Camorah King, who took second at 1:07.74.  Jorgensen also took home a second place in the 200 Breast, finishing just behind Mardones with a 2:24.92.

Roslyn Kackman was unable to come away with the victory in the 200 Fly but took second with her time of 2:13.27.  After that, the Tigers won the next five events.  Kenna Ramey started off the stretch with a 24.18 in the 50 Free, good for first place, while Meredith Lillie took third with a 24.67.

Ramey nearly won the 100 Free, only to have teammate Vaiva Gimbutyte pass her up with a 52.98.  Ramey came in second at 53.00, just barely getting touched out by Gimbutyte.  Lille also had a strong time in the 100 Free, posting a 53.76.  Ramey added a second-place time of 57.48 in the 100 Fly later in the meet.

In the 200 Back, Haley Preston joined Green and Singh to give Pacific a 1-2-3 finish, with Preston leading the pack with a 2:07.13.  Green came in second at 2:07.61 with Singh just behind at 2:11.80.

The women will have one more meet before the MPSF Championships, swimming at home against UC Davis on January 30 at 1:30 pm.  For the men, their last regular season meet will be January 29 at 1:00 pm on the road against UNLV.  The MPSF Championships begin February 17.

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