Pacific Men Roll Past UC Santa Cruz

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November 05th, 2019 College, News

Courtesy: Pacific Athletics

SAN JOSE, Calif – The Pacific men’s swimming and diving team snagged a victory in its duel meet with UC Santa Cruz, which took place at San Jose State on Saturday morning.

The Tigers defeated the Banana Slugs by a score of 205-82.

In the two relay events the Tigers took home a victory in the 200 Medley Relay and finished third in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Walker WilsonBrandon RenoMichael Kang and David Noyes combined for a 1:36.61 mark in the 200 Medley Relay. In the 400 Free Relay, Logan HeaneyChristian SchroederWinston Fong, and Nicholas Cisco recorded a time of 3:27.14.

Kang had an outstanding day in the pool, also taking home three individual victories in the 200 Freestyle (1:43.40), 200 Butterfly (1:55.02), and the 500 Freestyle (4:46.56).

Freshman Richard Lewis opened the individual races with a win in the 1000 Freestyle, clocking a time of 10:06.88. Lewis went on to record a second place finish in the 200 Backstroke (2:00.05) and the 500 Free (4:49.19).

Wilson, who swam the opening leg of the 200 Medley Relay, also finished first in the 100 Backstroke (53.00) and the 200 Backstroke (1:57.70).

Pacific claimed 1-2-3 in the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Breaststroke. Following Yang in the 200 Free were David Noyes (2nd, 1:43.63) and Jonathan Tan (3rd, 1:46.52). Noah Snyder was the top finisher for the Tigers in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 58.89. Brandon Reno finished second (1:00.08) and Andrew Davis was third (1:00.88).

Snyder was the Tigers top finisher in the 200 Breaststroke (2:11.81) and in the 200 IM (2:03.16), while Noyes claimed a win in the 100 Free (47.95) and Tan in the 100 Fly (52.44).

Mackaby Pennington first and second in the 3-meter and 1-meter dives, respectively. He finished with 314.3 points in the 3-meter and 240.15 in the 1-meter.

Pacific will take a two-week break from competition before traveling to Fresno Pacific on Nov. 16. The Tigers will round out 2019 action mid-December when they attend the Annual UNLV Invite.

Courtesy: UC Santa Cruz Athletics

SAN JOSE (11-2) UC Santa Cruz Swimming and Diving continued their tour of top NorCal competition as they competed at San Jose Sate this weekend. The women swam against a pair of Division I teams, falling 183-91 to Pacific and 210-66 against the Spartans.

The men faced Pacific for the second time in a month in a dual, being outpointed 205-82.

Some of the standouts for the women were:

Izzy Blue finishing third in the 100 free in 54.44, 1.69 seconds better than her time at the Bay Area Invite two weeks ago. Aly Roberts was 4th in the 1000 Yard Freestyle in 11:15.26. In the 100 backstroke, Elisabeth Lundgren was 6th in 1:03.02., while Hannah Brazier took 2.2 seconds off her time at the Bay Area invite, finishing 7th in 1:06.29.

For the men, highlights included Matt Holt finishing second in the 1000 free in 10:15.34. Sam Smith continued to swim well in the 200 Free, finishing fourth in 1:47.48. Joe Guzman was fourth in the 100 Breast in 1:01.05, five seconds from the school record set in 2007.

Ethan Johnson, who has nominally already qualified for the NCAA Regionals, won the Men’s 1-meter dive 293.15 to 248.20 over the Tigers’ Mackaby Pennington.

The men’s 200 medley relay of Akira Morita, Guzman, Victor Sowa and Max Manwaring Mueller was third in 1:39.52, .84 seconds better than their time at the Slug Shootout.

The Banana Slugs next compete in Los Angeles Nov. 21-22 at the Pepperdine Invitational.

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