A host of Pacific coast teams collided at the 2013 Arena Invite at East Los Angeles College in LA, with San Diego State winning for the women and the University of Hawaii taking home the men’s title.
Women’s Team Scores
1. San Diego State University 1196.5
2. San Jose State University 1094
3. University of Hawaii 728.5
4. Fresno State University 587.5
5. California Polytechnic St Univ 585.5
6. University of the Pacific 559.5
7. Loyola Marymount University 556
8. Cal St Univ Bakersfield 536
9. University of San Diego 533.5
10. UC San Diego 508.5
11. Pepperdine University 215
Men’s Team Scores
1. University of Hawaii 1649
2. UC San Diego 1261
3. University of the Pacific 1155
4. California Polytechnic St Univ 1084
5. Cal St Univ Bakersfield 759
The San Diego state women swept all five relays and broke a pool record in the closing 400 free relay, going 3:19.98 to break the old record of 3:20.10. That relay was buoyed by leadoff swimmer Anika Apostalon, who went 49.2.
The Hawaii men also swept the relays on the men’s side.
A pair of post-grad swimmers combined to rewrite the pool record board at East Los Angeles College. Former Fresno Pacific star Cheyenne Coffman broke three pool records and three Arena Invite meet records over the course of the weekend. She went 22.09 to win the 50, shattering meet and pool records in the process. Later in the meet she did the same in the 100 back (51.91) and 100 free (48.24). In that 100 free race, she was pushed by San Diego State freshman Anika Apostalon, who also got under the records, going 48.40.
Former Califorina Golden Bear Sean Mahoney smashed pool and meet records of his own by going 1:54.85 in the 200 breast. Although the race wasn’t as close as Coffman’s 100 free win, there were also two swimmers under the pool and meet record times – UCSD senior Nicholas Korth went 1:56.26 for second place.
Other notable swims: Hawaii’s Victor Goicoechea won three events, reigning from the 200 free up to the mile. He was 1:36.91 in the 200, 4:20.83 in the 500 and 15:15.14 in the 1650.
Freshman Margaux Verger Gourson was 4:49.70 to win the women’s 500. San Jose State senior Ashlyn Acosta won the womens 100 fly in a nice time of 53.61, and men’s 100 fly winner Karl-Richard Hennebach was also fast, going 47.78.
Nicholas Korth won the men’s 100 breast in a race that saw two men get under 54 seconds – Korth was 53.59 and Hawaii’s Paulo de Paula was 53.78.