BERKELEY, Calif. - The men's swimming and diving team swam their first meet of the season in a dual meet with California on Wednesday.
The NCAA runner up Golden Bears finished with a team score of 186, while the Tigers collected a team total of 100 points.
In Case You Missed It:
- Pacific had seven top-3 performances in the 1000 free, 100 breast, 100 free, 500 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, and 200 free relay events.
- The Tigers shined in the 200 yard freestyle relay as both "Team A" and "Team B" squads claimed the two top times (1:25.48 and 1:27.79 respectively).
- Mason Miller took home two first place finishes in his season-debut for the Tigers. The senior swimmer first helped Team A's relay team to a first place finish in the 200 free relay and clocked in a time of 50.17 in the 100 yard butterfly helping him win the event.
- The Tigers' "Team A" squad of Dylan Toy, Mason Miller, Josh Owens, and James Ward took the top time in the 200 free relay recording a time of 1:27.79.
- Mason Miller earned his mark as the swimmer of the meet for the Orange and Black recording two first place finishes in Wednesday's meet. Miller's efforts helped Team A in the 200 free relay and as well as taking the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 50.17. Miller finished with 23 points for Pacific.
- Senior Brandon Reno led the Tigers in the 100 breastroke, posting the fastest time on the team with 59.60 for third place.
- Dylan Toy also paced the Orange and Black in the 100 free, clocking a time of 46.51 which was the fastest time on the team and good enough for a third place finish.
- Michael Kmak had the fastest time in the 200 yard IM event posting a time of 1:55.00 which. Kmak's time awarded the Tigers 9 points.
- Six freshman made their debut for the Orange and Black on Wednesday
- Danny Larson had the best finish among the freshman Tigers placing first overall in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:44.85. Larson also placed fifth in the 200 free (1:42.79) and aided Team B to a second place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.
- Mackaby Pennington made his first collegiate appearance on the diving board for UOP. Pennington scored a total of 236.85 in the 1 meter diving event and 249.98 in the 3 meter event.
Up Next For the Tigers:
- The Tigers host their first meet of the season next week at the PAC Invite.
- Teams competing will include UC Santa Cruz, Fresno Pacific, Stanford, University of New Mexico, and University of Nevada-Reno.
- The meet will begin on Friday, October 12, at 7:00 PM and will run the next day, October 13, at 10:00 AM.