LA MIRADA, Calif. --- After two days of competition at the
PCSC Championships, both California Baptist University's men's and women's team
stand in second place, behind No.1 Division II UC San Diego.
With 502 total points, CBU's men team has a 105-point cushion
over Fresno Pacific, who is currently in third place. The women hold second
place with 547.5 points, also ahead of FPU.
During day one, CBU finished third in both women's relay
races. In the 200 medley relay, the team of Mary Hanson, Gina Rhue, Hazel
Castillo and Hannah Braun finished just over a tenth of a second behind the
second place team from University of Alaska-Fairbanks, with a final time of
1:46.23. Along with Hanson and Braun, Norra Stroh and Adriana Quezada finished
third in the 800 yard freestyle relay with a 7:38.66 finish.
CBU also finished second in both the men's 200 yard medley
and 800 yard freestyle relays. Robert Nichols, Jeff Babcock, Chris Toy and Tai
Nuntapramote finished at 1:33.33 in the 200, less than two tenths of a second ahead
of the relay team from Fresno Pacific. Patrick Cardillo joined Toy, Nichols and
Nuntapramote for second in the 800, finishing with a time of 6:46.32.
Diver Jamie Flynn won the women's 3M diving finals, tallying
275 points, good enough to set the new university record. She also placed first
on the 1M board on Thursday, with a final score of 252.40 points. Trevor
Graifman also won the men's 1M, recording 366.15 total points.
During day two, Adriana Quezada finished second in the
women's 500 yard freestyle with a final time of 4:58.67. Hannah Braun and
Kyndal Terwilliger finished seventh and eight, with respective times of 5:05.61
In the 50 yard freestyle, Hanson finished in 23.50 seconds.
Her flat 23:00 seconds time from last year still stands as the meet record.
Norra Stroh finished sixth in the women's IM finals at
On day two, CBU placed third through sixth in the men's 500
yard freestyle. Derek Wedel led the pack with a final time of 4:38.29. Closely
trailing, Mitchell Spezzaferri finished at 4:40.65, Nuntapramote at 4:40.67 and
Austin Aberle at 4:41.63.
Chris Toy finished fourth in the 50 freestyle, with a final
time of 21.09 seconds.
In the 200 yard IM, Brian Haney and Cardillo finished fourth
and fifth with times of 1:52.25 and 1:53.09, respectively.
The relay team of Cardillo, Jeremy Hayes, Kiakahi Matsumoto
and Scott Butler finished fourth in the 200 freestyle, with a time of 1:24.36.
The PCSC championships continue until Saturday.
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