2016 PACIFIC INVITATIONAL
- Hosted by University of the Pacific
- Friday, October 21st-Saturday, October 22nd
- 25 yards
- Invite format
FINAL TEAM SCORES
- Women: (1) Pacific 706, (2) San Jose State 676, (3) Fresno State 653, (4) Air Force 617, (5) Fresno Pacific 454
- Men: (1) Denver 788, (2) Air Force 649.5, (3) Stanford 578, (4) Pacific 459, (5) California 317, (6) Fresno Pacific 269.5
The University of Pacific women swam to victory at home in the 2016 Pacific Invitational, while Denver emerged victorious on the men’s side. Though they weren’t at the meet for the first day of competition, the Cal and Stanford men jumped in on the action on day 2, giving the freshmen an opportunity to swim at their first collegiate invite.
Stanford Olympic Trials finalist Abrahm DeVine swam 3 events on day 2, placing in the top 3 of each of them. His highest finish came in the 200 IM, where he came out on top after a tight battle with Cal’s Michael Thomas. DeVine held off a late charge from Thomas, winning the race in 1:48.15 to Thomas’ 1:48.33. Both swimmers returned to the pool for the 200 fly, with Thomas getting to the wall 1st in 1:47.72 ahead of Stanford’s Jimmy Yoder (1:48.09) and DeVine (1:48.82).
DeVine also placed 2nd in the 500 free to freshman teammate True Sweetser. In his first collegiate invite appearance, Sweetser brought home 2 wins for the Cardinal. He first won the 500 free in 4:21.84, putting himself nearly 7 seconds ahead of DeVine (4:28.81). Sweetser then dominated the 1650 free, clocking a 15:03.04.
Pac-12 champions Justin Lynch and Sam Perry battled in the sprint races, with each picking up a victory. Stanford’s Perry had the edge in the 100 free, winning in 44.15 to Lynch’s 44.35. Lynch turned the tables in the 100 fly, winning the race in 47.39 ahead of Perry’s 48.68.
Denver’s Anton Loncar pulled in multiple wins to help the Pioneer men take the invitational title. Loncar swept the backstroke races, winning the 100 back in 49.66 and the 200 back in 1:47.20.
On the women’s side, Air Force distance ace Genevieve Miller brought home 3 wins for the Falcons. Miller, a Mountain West Champion, swept the distance races with wins in the 1650 free (17:03.59), 500 free (5:00.47), and 200 free (1:52.44).
Pacific’s Whitney Jorgensen swm to multiple top 3 finishes to help the women finish atop the points standings. Jorgensen won the 200 IM, clocking a 2:06.92 to win the race by over 2 seconds. She also placed 2nd in the 200 fly (2:07.63) and 400 IM (4:29.83).