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Simone Garcia posted two top-5 times in the pool today and finished in 10th place overall in the distance IM category.

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Published
October 8, 2011
By
Chris Baker
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FRESNO, Calif.-- Victoria Gibb and the Azusa Pacific women’s swimming and diving team had 12 top-5 finishes in 15 events at the PCSC Pentathlon in Fresno on Saturday.

Gibb, also known as ‘Tink,’ won two events, and finished in the top five in three others to help the Cougars to end the meet in fourth place with 252.2 points. Her swims earned her the Pentathlon championship as the swimmer won the overall points competition in freestyle events. The junior also earned the sprint freestyle championship.

Gibb won the 200 free with a personal best 1:57.76, and touched first in the 100 free (53.73) for the team’s two first place finishes. She also came in second in the 500 free (5:18.74), and had a pair of fourth place finishes in the 25 free (11.92) and 50 free (24.78) to tab top-5 times in all five of her events.

Simone Garcia swam in five events on the day, finishing third in the 100 breast (1:11.54) and fifth in the 100 fly (1:01.37). Garcia ended in 10th place in the distance IM competition.

Cameron Hagen’s time of 32.39 in the 50 breast to finish in fifth, while Malerie Morgan had a pair of ninth place finishes; clocking in at 29.40 in the50 back, and 1:04.42 in the 100 IM.

Quinn Robertson had a sixth place time in the 50 fly (27.90), and an eighth place finish in the 50 free (25.33).

On the boards Kassandra Duncan placed third in both the 1-meter (187) and 3-meter (195.35) boards, while April Fautsch got fourth in the 1-meter (155.45) and fifth in the 3-meter (139.30).

The next meet for the Cougars is on October 22 at the Malibu Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine.