PALO ALTO, Calif. - In the first meet of 2017, the Pacific Tigers took four events against the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal, falling in total points in the dual meet. Pacific had wins in four of the first six events and nearly finished off the day with a relay win as well.
The Tigers took home wins in the 50 Free, 50 Breast, 50 Back, and 150 Free. In addition to those finishes, Pacific took second in the 50 Fly and 200 Free Relay and third in the 600 Free, 100 Free, and 50 Free.
Miles MacKenzie won the 150 Free by over a second with his 1:12.69 time. Makoa Haneberg also had a win thanks to his 25.86 time in the 50 Back. Yahav Shahaf won the 50 Breast with a 25.86 while Mitchell Ongstad had Pacific's final win of the day with a 20.66 in the 50 Free.
Pacific won three of four events at one point during the meet as MacKenzie, Haneberg, and Shahaf took three events in a row while Ongstad picked up another win after the 150 Fly went to Stanford.
Stewart Harrison took second in the 50 Fly for the Tigers with his 22.47 time. It was one of nine finishes in the top three on the day for the Tigers. Harrison also took third in the 50 Free with a 21.26 time.
Curtis Klein's third-place finish in the 600 Free was Pacific's first top-three finish in the meet as Klein swam a 5:45.80, a good 25 seconds ahead of fourth place and just six behind second place.
Lane Goedhart's 46.31 was good for third in the 100 Free, falling just over a tenth of a second behind second place.
In the 200 Free Relay, the Tigers took second by four-tenths of a second, swimming a 1:22.17. Stanford had an early lead in the event but the team of Ongstad, Shahaf, Harrison, and MacKenzie fought back. MacKenzie had a strong push as the anchor leg of the relay, nearly overcoming Stanford in the last second.
Pacific's next meet will be a dual meet as the men and women take on Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 am.
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