Pacific Swimming: Tiger Women Swim Tough But Fall At Nevada
Swimming their second meet of the season, the Pacific women held strong but in the end fell 135-70 at Nevada on Friday, Oct. 25. The Tigers picked up a trio of wins but the depth of the Wolf Pack was too much to overcome. Despite the two teams competing in the pool, the day was more about coming together as both teams swam with SMS on their shoulders in support of Sparks Middle School and in support of those effected by the tragic school shooting on Oct. 21.
On the day, the Tigers grabbed wins in the 50 Free, 200 Back, and 500 Free to take the top points in each of the three heats. In the 50 Free, MaryElla Randall grabbed her first victory of the season as the junior out touched the Wolf Pack by just under .30 of a second finishing with a time of 24.31. A few events later it was sophomore Haley Preston who found the wall first in the 200 Back, winning for the first time in 2013 with a time of 2:05.56.
In the end, the Tigers best even proved to be the 500 Free as Pacific took the top three spots in the raced led by freshman Margaux Verger Gourson. The first year Tiger won for the second meet in a row as she dominated the field with a time of 5:09.00. Coming in behind her were teammates Shannon Van Konynenburg and Lydia Schramm as the two seniors posted times of 5:21.95 and 5:23.56, respectively.
Pacific is back in the pool on Saturday, Oct. 26 when both the men and the women take on Cal State Bakersfield in duel meet action at home in Chris Kjeldsen Pool. The meet begins at 1:00 pm and can be watched online at PacificTigers.com through the Tigers' video portal.