FRESNO, Calif. --- To open up their 2011-12 season,
California Baptist University's men's and women's swimming team competed in the
PCSC Relays Meet Friday, hosted by Fresno Pacific. The CBU women's team, the reigning
2011 NAIA National Champions, finished second of eight, and combined with the
men's first place finish, accounted for the Lancer's cumulative victory.
With 136 total points, the men finished with a 33 point
advantage over runner-up Concordia, while the women, with 91 points, finished
behind DI Loyola Marymount and 18 points ahead of third place finisher Fresno
Through 24 events, the Lancers scored top three times in 17
races, including four first place finishes.
To sweep the 300 yard backstroke relay, Mary Hanson, Hannah
Braun and Norra Stroh posted a time of 2:56.29 to win the women's race, while
Patrick Cardillo, Taylor Kile and Robert Nichols finished at 2:42.51 for their first
In the women's 1500 yard freestyle relay, Kyndal
Terwilliger, Braun and Adriana Quezada finished with a 16:01.44 time, over five
seconds ahead of the runner-up.
The Lancers also took first and third in the men's 400 yard
individual medley relay, where Brian Haney, Matthew Chong, Cardillo and Roman
Garrec finished with a time of 3:43.75. Mitchell Spezzaferri, Bryce Arata,
Shane Blake and Austin Aberle finished third with a time with 3:56.44.
CBU also placed second in six races, including Chris Toy,
Garrec and Tai Nuntapromote's 2:38.09 in the men's 300 yard butterfly relay and
Hanson, Gina Rhue, Quezada and Rachael Steffel's 4:02.04 in the women's 400
yard medley relay.
The Lancer men's and women's swim team takes to the pool
again on Sat., Oct. 22 at the Redlands Swimming Invite beginning at 9 a.m.
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