Swimming and Diving

Pacific Places In 26 of 29 Swim Events In Fresno

Photo Courtesy of Sean Kahler
Photo Courtesy of Sean Kahler

Fresno, Calif. - In their first dual road meet of the season, the Pacific Tigers took second in the men's events and third in the women's with diving points included.  Pacific had at least one swimmer or team in the top three in all but three of the 29 swimming events.  For the women, it was eight wins in 14 events.

Kenna Ramey continued a strong junior season with wins in the 50 Free and the 100 IM as well as a third-place finish in the 100 Free.  Ramey swam a 23.64 in the 50 Free and a 58.18 in the 100 IM.  In the 100 Free, Ramey's 52.56 put her behind teammate Vaiva Gimbutyte, who won the event with a 52.12.  Gimbutyte also took second in the 100 Fly with a time of 56.72.

Mitchell Ongstad won the 50 Free for the men with a 20.60 as well as the 100 Free with a 45.61.  He was one of many successful men on the day as the Tigers "really dominated" in the words of Head Coach Peter Richardson.  In addition to Ongstad's two wins, the men picked up wins in the 1000 Free, the 200 Free, the 100 Back, the 200 Fly, the 200 Back, the 500 Free, the 100 Fly, and the 100 IM.

Curtis Klein was particularly successful for the men as he won the 1000 Free (9:53.79), the 200 Back (1:54.91), and the 500 Free (4:48.29).  He was also a part of Pacific's 200 Medley Relay team, which won the event with a 1:33.70 thanks to Ongstad, Angel Alcala, Brendan Reno, and Stewart Harrison.

The Tigers won all four relays on the day.  In addition to that men's 200 Medley win, the women won the 200 Medley thanks to Isabella Green, Semaj Walker, Ramey, and Gimbutyte, who swam a 1:45.11.  The women's 400 Free Relay team of Becca Aguilar, Taylor Hosmer, Meredith Lillie, and Jillian Hatch won with a time of 3:31.57.

Pacific's men's 400 Free Relay team also won their event with a 3:04.46.  That team consisted of Georan Meendering, Miles MacKenzie, Klein, and Ongstad.

Jared Vu won the 200 Fly with a 1:54.57 and the 100 IM with a 51.35 to bring the Tigers two more wins.  He also managed a third-place finish in 100 Fly with his 51.47 time.

Green had a second-place time of 57.76 in the 100 Back to pick up some points for the women's team.  The sophomore also had a second-place finish in the 200 Back (2:05.52).

Pacific is next in action in December, travelling to Las Vegas for the three-day UNLV Invite which will begin at December 1.

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