Swimming Topped By Nationally Ranked Stanford

Dai Wilson - Photo by Becca Wyant

Stanford, Calif. – Hitting the pool for the first time since a grueling three weeks of training, the Pacific swimming teams took on nationally ranked Stanford in a pair of dual meets Saturday, Jan. 5. The Cardinal outscored the Tigers' men's squad 159-92 while Pacific's women were edged, 147-104.

A third-place finish from junior Dai Wilson in the 100 Fly highlighted the men's meet. Wilson clocked in at 50.73, edging two Stanford swimmers in the process.

Three other Tigers had fourth-place showings on the day as junior Oliver Simkovic, sophomore Casey Fleming and senior Zachary Zlotoff took fourth in the 100 Back, the 50 Free and the 500 Free, respectively. Simkovic stopped the clock at 51.80 while Fleming and Zlotoff finished with respective times of 21.75 and 4:51.51.

Sophomore Dekel Shahaff recorded the best showing for Pacific's women on the day, beating a Cardinal swimmer for third in the 100 Fly (57.76). Freshman Cristina Mardones also nabbed a pair of third-place finishes as she paced all Pacific swimmers in the 100 Breast (1:06.32) and the 200 Breast (2:23.13).

The Tigers also saw freshman Kelsey Boreyko and senior Allie Vetterlein take third place in the 1000 Free and 200 Fly, respectively. Boreyko led the Tigers with a time of 10:53.68 while Vetterlein clocked in at 2:10.65.

Junior Hayley Shillington collected two fourth-place finishes for the Tigers, beating a pair of Stanford swimmers in the process. She took fourth in both the 200 Free (1:52.82) and the 100 Free (52.79).

The women are back in action next Saturday, Jan. 12, when they travel up I-5 for a dual meet with conference rival UC Davis. The Tigers' men's squad returns to action Feb. 1 on the road at Cal Poly.