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Cougars Out-Dual Biola

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Simone Garcia won the 100 fly and got third in the 400 IM.

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October 29, 2011
Chris Baker
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LA MIRADA, Calif.-- In the Azusa Pacific swimming and diving team’s first dual of the year, the Cougars won eight events against Biola on Saturday morning en route to a 142-96 win at their third meet of the season.

Quinn Robertson led the way for the team, winning two individual events and helping Azusa Pacific to a win in the 200 medley relay.

Robertson dominated, touching nearly two seconds ahead of second place in the 50 free with a time of 24.93; teammate Sarah Burney finished second with a mark of 26.91.

In the 100 free Robertson clocked in at 54.66, a touch under four seconds quicker than runner-up Monica Hurt of Biola (58.54), and swam the third leg for the first place 200 medley relay team (1:55.77) along with Malerie Morgan, Cameron Hagen, and Victoria 'Tink' Gibb.

Gibb had another strong showing, grabbing first in the 500 free (5:31.57) and second in the 400 IM (4:42.69), while freshman Hannah Robb took first in the 1650 free (18:51.79) and fourth in the 100 back (1:06.18). Victoria Hodge was runner-up in the 1650 free (18:53.94), giving the Cougars one of their five 1-2 finishes on the day.

Simone Garcia won the 100 fly with a time of 1:01.43, while Kaitlyn Lee placed second at 1:02.33. Garcia also touched third in the 400 IM (4:46.81), and Lee swam a fifth place time of 1:08.16 in the 100 back.

Morgan and Hagen each had second place swims on the day; Hagen in the 100 breast (1:12.37), and Morgan in the 100 back (1:03.70).

On the boards Kassie Duncan and April Fautsch split a pair of wins. In the 1-meter Duncan's score of 186.40 was good for first place, while Fautsch's 194.85 in the 3-meter earned her the win. Duncan grabbed second in the 3-meter (179.40) and Fautch took third in the 1-meter (144.10).

The next time the Cougars compete will be at the Cal Poly Shootout in San Luis Obispo on November 11-12.