2022 Pacific Invite: Nevada Women Go 2-0, Tiger Men Top Simon Fraser

2022 Pacific Invite

  • Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Stockton, California
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results (PDF)
  • Final Scores:
    • Women: Nevada 192, Simon Fraser 117
    • Women: Nevada 181, Pacific 113
    • Women: Pacific 162, Simon Fraser 153
    • Men: Pacific 206, Simon Fraser 107

Courtesy: Nevada Athletics

STOCKTON, Calif. – Nevada clinched wins against Simon Fraser and Pacific on Sunday afternoon. The Pack won against Simon Fraser with a score of 192-117 and against Pacific, 181-131.

The day started with another win for the Pack in the 400 medley relay. Kyla AlexanderWiktoria SamulaJosien Wijkhuijs, and Colette Berkenfield secured first place with a time of 3:54.51. Nevada B team finished third, with a time of 4:03.07.

Mariana Vignoli took her second individual win of the weekend after finishing the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:10.28. Destiny Kling (5:24.76) finished in sixth place, while Simone Sapico (5:37.55) finished in ninth.

In the 200 backstroke, Daniela Piccinini placed second with a time of 2:09.03. Alexander (2:10.64) finished in fourth place, while Anslee Dickerson (2:12.87) ended in eighth place.

The Pack continued the momentum as they swept all four top places in the 100 free. Wijkhuijs (52.39), Berkenfield (52.53), Nicolette Jasko (53.36), and Vignoli (53.45), respectively, added points on the scoreboard for the squad.

Samula continued to dominate the breaststroke events as she finished the 200 breaststroke in the first place, with a time of 2:21.44. Dickerson went 2:33.83 to take third place, while Valerie Kitchens (2:34.57) finished in fifth.

Nevada continued with the winning streak as Wijkhuijs (57.70) and Caitlin Smith (58.83) took first and second in the 100 butterfly.

Kling wrapped up the individual events for the Pack as she took second place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.33. Kitchens (2:16.99) and Nagy (2:17.22) finished in ninth and tenth place, respectively.

Pack finished the day with a win in the 200 free relay, with a time of 1:37.66.


Up Next

The Nevada swim and dive team is excited to welcome all the alumnae back to the Lombardi pool for the alumni weekend on Oct. 7-8.

The weekend will start with a tailgate for the football game against the Colorado State Rams on Friday, Oct. 7. The tailgate will have food provided starting at 5:30 p.m.

The kickoff for the game is set for 7:30, and swim alumnae can purchase their tickets with a discount HERE.

The weekend will continue with the alumni meet at the Lombardi pool on Saturday, Oct. 8. The meet will start at 9 a.m. and will end around 10 a.m.

Courtesy: Pacific Athletics

The Tigers soared back into the spotlight this Sunday to finish the annual Pacific Invitational at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool, where they hosted Simon Fraser University and the University of Nevada.

The men’s and women’s swim teams had standout showings this Saturday and Sunday, with the men and women winning their duels against Simon Fraser 206-107 on the men’s side and 162-153 for the women’s squad. Notably, the women’s team returned from a 20-point deficit to Simon Fraser to take victory this Sunday. The Tigers, however, fell short in the women’s duel with Nevada, with a score of 181-131.

In the beginning stages of the meet, the women’s team placed second in the 400 Yard Medley Relay, with a time of 3:59.07 from Sophomores Jordyn GonzalesPaige SondgerothNoemi Melendez and Alexia Ferguson. The men followed with a first place finish in the 400 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 3:28.18 from Sophomore Leland Baltazar, Freshman Bridger Sink, Sophomore Mitchell Hopper and Senior Dylan Parente.

Sophomores Jadyn Phillips and Kelly Kermoian took third and fourth place in the women’s 500 Yard Freestyle, with times of 5:13.73 and 5:19.33, respectively. Freshman Ethan Cole took first place in the men’s 500 Yard Freestyle with a finishing time of 4:43.34, Junior Alex Kurotori in second place with a time of 4:50.13, and Gabe Windmiller in fourth place with a time of 4:53.27.

In the women’s 200 Yard Backstroke, Gonzales placed first with a time of 2:08.54, Freshman Diana Chan in third with a time of 2:10.40, and Senior Jessica Clark in fifth with a time of 2:11.94. On the men’s side, Junior Aidan Scott led the 200 Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:55.90.

Ferguson placed fifth in the women’s 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 53.57, followed by Fitzpatrick with a first place finish at a final time of 47.13, and Mitchell Hopper in third with a final time of 47.43 – missing second place by just 0.07 seconds.

Freshman Katie Honey placed fourth in the women’s 200 Yard Breaststroke with a final time of 2:33.92, while on the men’s side, Freshman Bridger Sink placed first and Senior AJ Dolan placed third, with times of 2:08.34 and 2:13.56, respectively.

As the meet went on, the Tigers continued to perform, placing third and fourth in the women’s 100-Yard Butterfly. Junior Taylor Moultrie and Melendez finished within a second of each other, at times 58.98 and 59.68, respectively. The men placed third and fifth in the men’s 100 Yard Butterfly, with finishing times of 53.57 from Freshman Matthew Honeck and 55.09 from Frankie Fitzpatrick.

The Tigers remained strong, finishing first, third, fourth, fifth, and seventh in the women’s 200 Yard Individual Medley and finishing first, second, third, fourth and fifth in the men’s 200 Yard Individual Medley. Kurotori placed first on the men’s side with a time of 1:56.11, followed by Senior Jonathan Tan in second with a time of 1:56.74, Junior Aidan Vollmar in third with a time of 1:56.80, Parente in fourth with an exhibition time of 1:57.66 and Scott in sixth with an exhibition time of 1:59.15. On the women’s side, Sondgeroth finished with a time of 2:07.75 – exceeding second place by nearly seven seconds – and was followed by Freshman Annelise Thomas in third with a time of 2:14.71, Gonzales in fourth with a time of 2:14.85, Sophomore Ellie MacPhail in fifth with an exhibition time of 2:15.29 and Clark in seventh with an exhibition time of 2:15.86.

The women then placed second in their 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, finishing time of 1:37.66 from Sondgeroth, Ferguson, Melendez, and the new canon-leg, Freshman Deanna Brazil. Parente, Fitzpatrick, Kurotori, and Baltazar finished first in their 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, with a final time of 1:24.64, nearly five seconds ahead of second place.

The Tigers went out with a bang on both the men’s and women’s sides in the day’s final event – the grueling, sixty-six lap 1650 Yard Freestyle. On the men’s side, Cole placed first with a final time of 16:32.38, followed by Windmiller in fourth with a final time of 17:15.32, and Junior Aidan Vulgas in sixth with an exhibition time of 17:42.47. On the women’s side, Gonzales placed second with a final time of 18:15.37, and Kermoian placed fourth with a final time of 18:43.38.

After an impressive two days, the Tigers have secured victory over Simon Fraser, just missing Nevada by fifty points on the women’s side. New and old athletes showed out, and the coaching staff is excited to continue developing each individual.

The Tigers compete again on October 21st at 4 p.m. at Fresno State and will host CSU Bakersfield at their next meet at noon on Saturday, November 5th, at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool.

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