Las Vegas, Nev. - Despite winning four events, Pacific's men's swim team came up short in total points against the UNLV Rebels, losing 165-97 overall. The meet was the last of the regular season for the men, who will next swim in the MPSF Championships beginning February 17. The women's team will have one more regular season meet tomorrow against UC Davis at 1:30 pm.
Georan Meendering gave Pacific their first win in the 200 Free, swimming a 1:42.68. The time wass the fifth-best of any Tiger in the 200 Free this year. Miles MacKenzie swam a 1:43.26 in the event, giving the Tigers the top two finishers.
MacKenzie also took second in the 100 Free with a time of 45.83, tops for the Tigers. The sophomore was a part of Pacific's second-place 400 Free team alongside Meendering, Dylan Toy, and Lane Goedhart, which swam a 3:04.10.
Lee Ward took second in the 600 Free with a 5:44.33, a full two-and-a-half seconds ahead of the third-place finisher. Ward's swim was one of seven second places for the Tigers, including both of MacKenzie's. Angel Alcala took second in the 50 Back with a 24.11, Mitchell Ongstad swam a 21.57 in the 50 Free, Yahav Shahaff had a 1:32.64 150 Breast time, and Jared Vu swam a 22.77 in the 50 Fly.
In addition to his second place, Shahaff came away with a victory in the 50 Breast, swimming a 25.92. Also coming away with a win was Curtis Klein, who swam a 1:20.50 to wrap up the 150 Back. Pacific's final event victory came when Brandon Presswood swam a 2:42.29 in the 300 Free, adding to his strong day that also included a 1:22.35 in the 150 Fly.
Casey Fleming had a third-place finish in the 150 Back behind Klein and UNLV's Hannon Daigler with a 1:21.87. In the 50 Free, Fleming swam a 21.68, also good for third.
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