Women's Swimming Update
Stockton, Calif. -
The Pacific women's swim team will take a break from competition over the winter holiday, using the time to train and gear up for the final two months of competition. A pair of home dual meets and a road tilt at No. 7 Stanford highlight the Tigers' remaining schedule. Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships are set to take place beginning on February 15 and will go until February 19.
Last Time Out
The Tigers journeyed to Long Beach, Calif., for the annual Arena Invitational from Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19. The women finished 12th in the 21-team field and were third among MPSF squads.
A Quick Look Ahead
Pacific returns to the pool on January 7 when it will compete in a dual meet at No. 7 Stanford at 12 p.m. The Tigers will then host MPSF foe UC Davis in a dual meet on January 14 at Kjeldsen Pool.
Tigers Have Solid Showing At Arena Invitational
Pacific competed in the prestigious Arena Invitational, held in Long Beach, Calif., from Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19, finishing 12th out of 21 teams.
On Saturday, junior Jenna Chaplin clocked in at 2:04.00 in the 200 fly, good for 20th. Taking 22nd in their respective events were senior Jayme Swalin in the 1650 Free (17:16.08) and junior Mallory McGowan in the 200 Breast (2:20.62).
On Friday, McGowan sprinted her way to a 12th-place finish in the 100 Breast behind a time of 1:03.91, beating her previous season-best of 1:04.69.
Continuing her impressive start to her college career, Shahaf came in at 56.41 in the 100 Fly to claim 16th place. She had a second top-30 finish on the day, taking 28th in the 100 Back behind a time of 56.76, almost two seconds faster than her previous season-best.
Senior Elena Walterman and Chaplin also qualified for berths in the 100 Fly finals. Walterman finished 25th with a time of 55.54 while Chaplin clocked in at 56.29 to take 28th.
The 200 Medley Relay team, made up of junior Becca Wyant, McGowan, Shahaf, and Randall, came in seventh with a time of 1:42.78. The 800 Free Relay squad, comprised of Chaplin, sophomore Hayley Shillington, sophomore Bo Cameron, and Swalin, took 12th with a time of 7:34.87.
On Thursday, Randall swam her way to 16th place in the 50 Free with a time of 23.49, topping her previous season-best of 23.88.
Swalin came in 24th in the 500 Free at 4:58.27. Just missing out on a finals berth was Chaplin, who touched the wall at 5:02.88 in the 500 Free, good for 38th.
The 200 Free Relay team, made up of Randall, Shahaf, Wyant, and McGowan, took 13th with a time of 1:35.59.