STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific swimming team had a solid outing in their weekend finale of the PAC Invite on Saturday.
Both teams held their own in the second half of the meet as the men's team cruised to a first place finish with a total of 1098 points and the women's team beat out the University of New Mexico (726) for second place with a combined 788 points.
For the men's, Stanford made their debut in the pool on Saturday and collected a total of 697 points, good enough for second place. Fresno Pacific trailed the Cardinal with 616 for third place followed bby UC Santa Cruz with 389.
On the women's side, Pacific slipped a spot from their original first place ranking as University of Nevada-Reno took the meet by a final of 845.5. UNM finished third followed by Fresno Pacific (376.5), San Jose State (345), and UC Santa Cruz (119).
"I'm proud of both teams and they way they came out this weekend," Head Coach Pete Richardson expressed. "This is a starting line not a finish line for us. We still have a lot more room to grow but overall this meet was a great start for us."
In Case You Missed It:
- Both men's and women's relay teams finished second in the 400 medley relay to start the morning at Chris Kjeldsen. The women's A-Team of Emma Frey, Kathleen Gani, Semaj Walker, and Taylor Hosmer finished with a time of 3:54.51 behind UNR. Angel Alcala, Mason Miller, Yahav Shahaff, and Dylan Toy led Pacific's Team A for the men's falling a few seconds short of first with an eventual time of 3:23.90.
- The women's team flourished in the 200 yard breastroke event as three Tigers (Elina Rosario, Kelsey Lloyd, and Angela Gagliardo) finished within the top five. Rosario was the fast Tiger posting a time of 2:23.06.
- In the distance event, Brandon Yong and Drew Sipple took the top two times of the 1650 free for the men's and Brigid McNally took second in the women's for the Orange and Black.
- Dylan Toy added to his stellar weekend-performance clinching his second individual first-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 45.25. Toy played part in four top-time finishes on the weekend, his other individual performance being in the 50 free (20.23).
- Mason Miller took the 100 fly event for UOP, clinching the second first-place finish for the Tigers on the day. The senior swimmer clocked in a time of 49.39, having the fastest start by any swimmer on the front and back end of the event (22.92, 26.47).
- Brandon Yong clocked in first place for the 1650 event with 16:24.71. Drew Sipple followed in second place for the men's with 16:32.72.
- Brigid McNally also shined in the mile free on the women's side, taking second with a time of 17:34.07.
Up Next For the Tigers:
- Both the men's and women's diving team travel to Riverside, Calif. next weekend for the Lancer Invite hosted by Cal Baptist University.
- The meet will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Oct. 20.