STOCKTON, Calif. - The men's and women's swimming and diving team are set to host their 27th annual PAC Invite this weekend at Chris Kjelden Pool.
This weekend's festivities will stretch from Friday, October 12th, starting at 7:00 PM through Saturday, October 13th, at 10:00 AM.
The meet will feature seven teams including Pacific, Fresno Pacific, UC Santa Cruz, Stanford men's, San Jose State women's, University of Nevada-Reno women's, and University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving.
"I'm just looking forward to both the men's and wome's team coming together and starting this journey", Head Coach Pete Richardson expressed. "Can't wait to see the hard work we've put in come together".
27th Annual PAC Invite | Friday, Oct. 12th (7:00 PM) - Saturday, Oct. 13th (10:00 AM).
- (Friday): High of 75 ℉, low of 65 ℉. Plenty of sunshine. Winds NW at 7 mph.
- (Saturday): High of 85 ℉, low of 67 ℉. Plenty of sunshine. Winds NW at 6 mph.
Pacific (Men's & Women's)
Fresno Pacific (Men's & Women's)
UC Santa Cruz (Men's & Women's)
San Jose State (Women's)
University of Nevada-Reno (Women's)
University of New Mexico (Women's)
Friday- 7:00 PM
200 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay
Saturday- 10:00 AM
400 Medley Relay
200 Free Relay
1650 Free *Note – 1650 will be swum fast to slow in alternating gender heats.
Last Time Out:
- The men's team opened up the season last week in a dual meet against NCAA runner-up Cal at Berkeley, Calif.
- Mason Miller clinched a pair of wins in the meet swimming on the Tigers' first-place 200 free relay team (1:25.48) and taking a solo-victory in the 100 fly event (50.17).
- Sophomore Michael Kmak and freshman Danny Larson also added wins in the 200 IM (1:55.00) and 500 free (4:44.85) for the Tigers.
- Six freshman swimmers made their debut for the Orange and Black last Wednesday.
2017 IN REVIEW (Women's):
- Last season was arguably one of the most groundbreaking year's for the women's swimming and diving team.
- The women's team broke six program-records, four of which were individual (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly, 100 IM, and two relay marks (200 Free), 200 Medley).
- Semaj Walker played an instrumental role in the Tigers' success that year setting the program-mark in the 100 Breast (1:01.09) and swimming on the 200 Free (1:31.40) and 200 Medley (1:39.60) relay teams.
- The Tigers had three MPSF Champions and one NCAA Qualifier in UOP alumni Kenna Ramey, marking the fourth straight year where a Pacific swimmer has qualified for NCAA's.
- This will be the first meet of the year where both the men's and women's team will compete together.
PAC Invite Recap - 2017 Performances:
- In last year's Invite, both teams finished among the top of the pack with the women's finishing first overall (941.5) and men's coming in second (726).
- Both squads dominated in the relay events, specificially in the 200 medley relay with top times of 1:44.32 and 1:29.02.
- In the diving events, Irene Kuang finished third overall in the one-meter with a score of 127.15. Isabelle Hyunh and Lillian Sam also placed fifth and sixth in the one-meter with scores of 92.45 and 83.40.
- Walker had a first-place finish in the 100 breast with 1.02:88 (a time she would eventually beat and set the school record for at the MPSF Invite).
- Angela Gagliardo had one of her best weekends of the season at the PAC Invite earning four top finishes in the 100 breast (1:04.45), 200 breast (2:18.78), 200 IM (2:04.78), and 400 IM (4:23.59).
Scouting the Opponent:
- This will serve as the first meet for Fresno Pacific, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of New Mexico.
- Stanford is currently 1-0 on the year, taking a 190-105 victory in their home-opener against Utah.
- UNR has also clinched a win this season, 53-28, versus Oregon State.
- San Jose State opened up the year last Friday at Fresno State's Chik-Fil-A Invitational. There the Spartans placed sixth overall competing against FSU, Air Force, Cal, San Diego State, and Washington State.