LA MIRADA, Calif.-- In its last meet before the season-ending Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference championships, the Azusa Pacific women’s swimming and diving team picked up five wins in a pair of losses to Biola and Concordia on Saturday.
Either Ingrid Cardenas or Tink Gibb had a hand in each of the victories, with both recording individual victories before helping the Cougars tab a relay win.
Cardenas registered a win in the 100 back, touching at 1:01.81 to beat out Concordia’s MacKenzie Bailie (1:01.98). Madelyn Mooers (1:08.54) and Maureen Wolff also landed in the top-10, finishing in sixth and eighth respectively. Later in the day Cardenas grabbed her second first place finish, clocking in at 54.62 in the 100 free, with Erica Knudsen touching at 56.15 to take fourth place.
Gibb crushed the competition in the 200 free, finishing over two seconds ahead of second place (1:59.37) with a time of 1:56.85. Later in the 50 free Gibb narrowly edged out Bailie, touching the wall at 25.03 to take first, while Bailie logged a time of 25.07. Lauren Turner posted a mark of 26.57 to take seventh place.
In the 200 free relay the Cougars’ team of Gibb, Knudsen, Cardenas, and Turner registered a first place swim of 1:42.17.
Heidi Zuniga had a pair of top-three times, placing second in the 200 fly with a mark of 2:13.28, and taking third in the 100 fly at 1:01.92. Brooke Miller earned fifth in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.43, and posted a team-best 2:21.91 in the 200 back to place fourth.
Mikaela Fuller tabbed a second place swim in the 1,000 free, clocking in at 11:04.77, while Sydney Bello finished in third in the 500 free with a 5:22.23.
The Cougars will close out the 2014 season with the PCSC Championships on Feb. 12-15 in La Mirada.