Tigers Finish Strong At MPSF's

Tigers Finish Strong At MPSF's



LA MIRADA, Calif. - The Pacific swim team ended their weekend on a high note Saturday at the MPSF Championships. 

The Tigers rallied behind Angel Alcala and Angela Gagliardo as the two would win two events in the men's 200 butterfly and women's 200 breaststroke. Both of their events would go down in the record book setting program marks in their final day at La Mirada Aquatic Center. 

The men and women each wrap up the MPSF Championships with a fifth place finish- the mens' team scoring a combined total of 342 points and the women with 401.50 points. The University of Hawaii would secure first on both the men's and women's side during the four-day meet.

In Case You Missed It:

  • Angel Alcala swam a time of 1:45.31 in the men's 200 butterfly event. The senior would reach a career-mark and school record with this time, holding the fastest time by any Tiger in that event. 
  • Angela Gagliardo edged her way to a first-place finish in the women's 200 breaststroke. The junior swimmer beat out Hawaii's Kionna Clayton by .03 seconds to clock in a time of 2:13.24 for a program record. 
  • Brigid McNally took second place in the 1650 freestyle for the Tigers. The Ventura, Calif. native finished the mile event with a time of 16:45.11. This would count as a season-mark for McNally, improving on her previous best of 16:49.51 set at the UNLV Invitational.

Up Next For the Tigers:

  • Both the men's and women's teams compete in one final meet prior to NCAA's, the Last Chance Meet, held in Seattle, Wash.
  • The women's will first participate in the event this upcoming weekend, on Sunday March 3rd. The men's will follow and compete the following week on Sunday, March 10th. 



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