Swimming and Diving

Women's Swimming Falls to UC Davis

Women's Swimming Falls to UC Davis



STOCKTON, Calif. – The Pacific women's swimming team fell to UC Davis Saturday in the Tigers final home meet of the season.

The Tigers were outscored by the Aggies, 188-112.

To open the day, the 200 Medley Relay team -- Cai Hong Singh, Semaj Walker, Kenna Ramey, and Becca Aguilar -- snagged another first place finish with a time of 1:43.70.

"I thought the first medley relay an awesome performance. I thought our ladies swam very very well. Cai Hong Singh had a great backstroke split to lead off and then Samaj and Kenna were exactly right on. So that was a really good swim for us," stated head coach Peter Richardson.

Ramey continues to dominate in the 50 Free, earning another top finish with a time of 21.49. 

Brigid McNally is swimming stronger than she has all season, finishing first in both the 1000 Free (10:24.89) and 500 Free (5:03.35).

"Brigid McNally continued her dominance this semester in the distance freestyles. She has been a rock for us this year and we are very excited about how fast she has swam."

Elina Rosario was another swimmer to grab top honors with a first place mark in the 100 Breast (1:03.85) and a second place mark in the 200 Breast (2:19.71). Fellow true freshman Kathleen Gani had back-to-back second place finishes in the 100 Fly (57.44) and the 100 IM (59.54).

"There were a number of great performances today. Kenna swam her best unrested 50 Freestyle. Elina Rosario went for a best time in her 200 Breastroke which, to do a best time right now puts her ahead of schedule so I am very excited about that." 

In addition to the 200 Medley Relay, Aguilar, Hong Singh and Walker all had other notable performances. Hong Singh finished second in the 100 Back with a time of 58.54 and was third in the 100 Fly with a time of 58.39. Walker was third in the 100 Back (1:04.28), while Aguilar took home a fourth place finish in the 200 Free (1:55.43) and fifth place finish int he 100 Free (53.70).

Taylor Hosmer had a top-two finish in the 200 Free (1:52.61)

Gisela Olvera was the Tigers top finisher in the 200 Fly, finishing fourth with a finish of 2:12.43. Meredith Lillie was Pacific top finisher in the 100 Free (4th, 53.40), while Isabella Green highlighted the team's efforts in the 200 Back with a fifth place finish and a time of 2:10.38. 

In the final event of the day, the Tigers snagged a second place finish in the 400 Free Relay. The foursome, which included Aguilar, Lillie, McNally, and Hosmer, finished just behind UC Davis' A-squad with a time of 3:32.63.

Pacific divers — Alexis Albanese and Isabelle Huynh — competed in the 1 meter and 3 meter dives. Albanese led both divers with 172.5 points in the 1 meter and 158.27 points in the 3 meter.

"Overall, this meet was about setting the table for the conference championships and the Ohio State Winter Invite. With some of our key swimmers heading to Ohio in a week, we made the decision to rest those individuals so in the end that hurt us a bit on the scoreboard, but I am very proud with how our other swimmers competed." 

"Lastly, I want to mention that our divers did very well. Coach Hannah was very pleased with their performance in just our second season with a dive program and so I feel very good at where we are going into the conference championships and that is what this meet was for, to set the table and prepare to swim really fast times at the MPSF Championships," concluded Richardson.