Pacific Shines in Quad Meet; BYU-UNLV Dual Split

Seattle U senior Jordan Anderson is the MPSF Male Swimmer of the Week.

Nov. 9, 2011

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PACIFIC women won a double-dual last Friday over Fresno State (112-93) and Seattle U (153-52), while the men split, beating the Redhawks (119-86) and losing to Air Force (118-87). Hayley Shillington claimed 200 Free (1:53.88) as did Jenna Chaplin in 200 Fly (2:07.92) and MaryElla Randall in 100 Free (53.04). Oliver Simkovic took 400 IM on day one (4:05.71), before going on to win a pair of titles on day two in 200 Back (1:51.95) and 200 IM (1:54.94), as the Tigers ousted CSU Bakersfield (153-108), Air Force (166-96), and Seattle U (157-105).

CSU BAKERSFIELD women were led by Isabell Nystrom with a victory in 1000 Free (10:36.12) at the Pacific Triangular, before adding a pair of third place results in 500 Free (5:18.06) and 400 Free Relay (3:43.67). Gabriel Bertrand, meanwhile, was the male Roadrunner leader in a pair of wins in Stockton. He placed second in 200 (1:43.42) and 500 Free (4:40.78).

SEATTLE U Alexis Morehouse was twice again the first to stop the clock in 200 Breast (2:19.73; 2:20.83) as the Redhawk women competed in Stockton, CA, earning their first win Saturday over CSUB (167-93). Jordan Anderson claimed 50 (20.89; 20.82) and 100 Free (46.29; 46.41) two days in a row. Murray Longbotham won three weekend titles, including Saturday’s 200 Free (1:42.79).

AIR FORCE men defeated both Seattle U (118.5-86.5) and the host Pacific (118-87) last Friday, as Anthony Chiaro took 100 Fly   (52.09) and Cody Deacon 100 Breast (57.62). The Falcons claimed five events on day two, including Deacon’s 100 Breast (58.31), Corydon Butler’s 500 Free (4:38.95), and Max Evans-Nolan’s 1000 Free (9:30.95).   

BYU women defeated UNLV (186-114), coming out on top in numerous events including the 100 Back (Hailey Campbell, 56.75), 200 Back (Candics Smith, 2:04.61), 200 Breast and 100 Fly (Kim Welch, 2:06.89; 56.47), 100 Breast (Londyn Clawson, 1:07.00), 50 Free (Taryn Toolson, 23.81), 200 Free (Alia Welsh, 1:54.76), and the one-meter dive (Mikenna Cloward, 267.75).

UNLV men ousted BYU on the road, 176-118, winning all 14 swim events for the second time this year. Four Rebels’ were double-event winners with Cody Roberts in 100 Back (51.39) and 100 Fly (49.51), Giacomo Gremizzi in 200 Free (1:41.73) and 200 IM (1:54.22), Steve Nelms in 50 (20.73) and 100 Free (46.21), and Joe Riggert in 500 (4:45.95) and 1000 Free (9:49.72). Riggert repeated his distance titles in the dual win at Utah, in 4:44.68 and 9:46.50, respectively.

UC DAVIS swam past San Diego (169-93) and the host Loyola Marymount (177-85) last Sunday. Double-event winners included Liliana Alvarez and Katie Edwards. Alvarez claimed the 100 (1:05.60) and 200 Breast (2:21.14), while Edwards stopped the clock first in the 200 Free (1:53.70) and 400 IM (4:30.65). Alvarez also shined in Saturday’s split with Colorado State and San Diego State, again taking 100 (1:04.33) and 200 Breast (2:19.33).

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT received first place finishes from Tammy Choy and Kjirsten Magnuson in 50 Free (24.04), with the latter ranking eighth all-time at LMU, in the tri-meet with UC Davis and San Diego. Choy’s title came in 200 Back (2:08.79).

SAN DIEGO claimed four wins within the double-dual against UC Davis and LMU. Keenan Lineback took 1000 Free (10:30.09) as did Eleanor Phillips in 200 Fly (2:07.56) and Kelly Stone in 100 Fly (57.73).

CAL POLY Gloria Benefield claimed three victories to lead the Mustangs past UCSB, 177.5-117.5. She came out on top in 100 (56.91) and 200 Back (2:01.01), and provided the third leg on the first place 200 Medley Relay team (1:46.62). Lacey Buck added titles in 500 (4:58.83) and 1000 Free (10:06.37). Sami McIntyre won both the 1M (250.80) and 3M (252.35) boards.

UC SANTA BARBARA women took out UC San Diego at home last Friday, 173-127, as Sophia Yamauchi was victorious in 100 Back (56.91), 100 Fly (56.19), and provided a leg on the winning 200 Free Relay (1:30.39) and 200 Medley Relay (1:48.13). Andrea Ward was another Gaucho multiple-event winner against the Tritons, winning 200 (1:51.73) and 500 Free (5:04.51). Yamauchi’s success continued at Cal Poly, taking 100 Breast (1:04.01), 200 Breast (2:17.71), and 400 IM (4:27.46).

WYOMING Ethan Griffel was a double-event winner in the dual loss at TCU, touching the wall first in 200 (1:40.98) and 500 Free (4:37.05). Jeff Frey added a top outcome in 50 Free (21.03). Valentin Schwarz was the top one-meter diver (260.55).

UC Santa Barbara sophomore Sophia Yamauchi (Santa Rosa, CA/Montgomery HS) earns the weekly honor for the second time in the last three weeks after wins against Cal Poly in 100 Breast (1:04.01) by over two seconds, 200 breast (2:17.71) and 400 IM (4:27.46), following titles vs. UCSD in 100 Back (56.91) and 100 Fly (56.19). Yamauchi was also a part of the winning 200 Medley and Free Relay teams in the UCSD meet.

Nominated: Alexis Morehouse (SU); Mallory McGowan (PAC); Gloria Benefield (CP); Isabell Nystrom (CSUB); Kjristen Magnuson (LMU); Liliana Alvarez (UCD)

Seattle U senior Jordan Anderson (Newberg, OR/Newberg HS) anchored the 200 Medley Relay, posting a split of 20.05 over the final 50 yards to come back and give the Redhawks the relay victory. He was the only swimmer to post a time in the 50 Free under 21 seconds, winning in 20.82. Anderson followed with a victory in the 100 Free in 46.41, almost 1.3 seconds faster than his nearest competitor. Saturday against Pacific, Air Force, and CSU Bakersfield, he repeated his victories in the 50 Free (20.89 seconds; again only swimmer under 21 seconds) and 100 Free (46.29).

Nominated: Joe Riggert (UNLV); Gabriel Bertrand (CSUB); Oliver Simkovic (PAC); Brandon Fischer (WYOM)