Two School Records Fall At MPSF Day Two

Two School Records Fall At MPSF Day Two

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Pacific broke two individual records and had four top-three finishes in day two of the MPSF Championships, building on their point totals from day one.  The Tigers headed to day three in fourth on the men's side with 187 points and fourth for women with 164 points.  Whitney Jorgensen and Yahav Shahaf set school records in the 200 IM and the 50 Free, breaking records set earlier this year by Jorgensen and Mitchell Ongstad.

Taylor Hosmer took fourth in the 500 Free in the first of the day's finals.  Hosmer missed out on a third-place finish just barely, finishing behind San Diego's Mackenna Briggs by just one-tenth of a second.

Pacific followed that with Whitney Jorgensen's record-breaking 200 IM race.  Jorgensen, who had previously broke the school record in that event earlier this year, swam a 1:59.50 in the prelims for the new record and a 1:59.91 in the finals, both of which bested the previous record.  Jorgensen put up an NCAA B-cut time with that race as well.

Kenna Ramey also put up a B-cut time thanks to her third-place finish in the 50 Free.  Ramey swam a 22.91, just one one-hundredth of a second behind second place in the race.

Yahav Shahaf broke Pacific's 50 Free record with his conference-winning time of 19.61.  That time broke the record set earlier this season by Ongstad, who had swam a 19.64 at the UNLV Invitational.

After the two records, the Tigers finished up day two with a third-place finish in the women's 200 Free Relay and a victory in the men's 200 Free Relay.  The women's team of Vaiva Gimbutyte, Cai Hong Singh, Becca Aguilar, and Ramey had a time of 1:31.73, again just barely missing out on a higher finish, this time finishing behind second-place UC Santa Barbara by three-tenths of a second.

For the men, the relay championship went to Stewart Harrison, Miles MacKenzie, Ongstad, and Shahaf.  That team swam a 1:19.19 to give Pacific their second win of the day.

Day three of the MPSF Championships picks up tomorrow at 10:00 am with prelim races, with the second session of finals set for 6:00 pm.

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