Tovstogan was 4th in this event at last season’s NCAA D2 Championships, but her time tonight is fast enough to have earned a medal there.
Her winning time of 1:01.30 was just a few tenths shy of her lifetime best, which she set as she placed 3rd at last season’s NCAA Division 2 Championships.
Fresno Pacific’ freshman Denisz Der won the 200 IM. They made it 2 event wins in a row as Iskender Baslakov won the 50 free in 20.27.
The Cal State East Bay women and Concordia men each collected their first-ever Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference championships on Saturday.
For the men, UC Santa Cruz held onto its lead at the top of the standings by 37 points. while Cal State East Bay pushed its lead to 32 points on the women’s side at the PCSC Championships.
On the women’s side, Cal State East Bay posted seven top-eight finishes, including three wins to surge up the standings and take a 23-point lead over Fresno Pacific. For the men, UC Santa Cruz held onto its place atop the standings with seven top-eight showings to keep a lead over Concordia and FPU.
Following the first day of action at the PCSC Championships, Fresno Pacific leads the women’s pack while UC Santa Cruz sits atop the men’s standings with three days left before the champions are crowned.
Solie Laughlin bested the field in the 400 IM and tied the Schaal Aquatics Center record time in one of three individual wins, while Taylor Hornberger set a new program record in the 1-meter as UC Davis topped Cal State East Bay 172-110.