LA MIRADA, Calif.-- On day three of the PCSC championships Azusa Pacific tabbed another solid outing to position itself at seventh place going into the final day of competition. The Cougars, ranked No. 5 in the NAIA, had three top-10 swims and posted multiple season bests in six events on Friday night.
"We had a great day," said head coach Tim Kyle. "We had some fantastic swims, scored tons of points overall, and couldn't be happier."
Tink Gibb placed seventh in the 100 fly with a season-best 58.19 while teammate Kaitlyn Lee got 24th with a mark of 1:04.17. Azusa Pacific’s Gibb, Malerie Morgan, Angela Kanigowski, and Quinn Robertson turned in a seventh place performance (4:02.78) in the 400 medley relay after shaving nearly four seconds off the team’s previous season-best.
In the 100 breast Kanigowski registered a seventh place time (1:07.43) as the fastest NAIA swimmer at the meet, while Sara Zandihn clocked in at 1:10.05 for 15th and Cameron Hagen took 20th with a mark of 1:10.84.
Morgan grabbed 18th in the 100 back with a season-best 1:01.52, and Stacy Lee recorded a season-best 1:05.58 to finish 29th.
In the 400 IM Simone Garcia placed 12th (4:44.61) and Victoria Hodge earned 15th in the 200 free (1:59.60); just ahead of Jamie Lofland in 16th place (2:02.15). Robertson (1:58.99) and Alyssa Hickman (2:00.42) placed 20th and 21st respectively in the same event.
The PCSC championships will conclude on Saturday, with the finals beginning at 4:30 p.m.