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Day Two Delivers Another Record

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Ingrid Cardenas swam an Azusa Pacific record 2:07.92 in the 100 IM on day two of the PCSC championships.

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February 13, 2014
Chris Baker


LA MIRADA, Calif.-- On the first day of the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference championships the Azusa Pacific women’s swimming and diving team had five record-breaking performances. On Day two another Cougar record fell, with Ingrid Cardenas grabbing her first individual program record in one of four races on Thursday night.

Cardenas swam a 2:07.62 in the 200 IM finals, breaking Simone Garcia’s mark of 2:09.81 to win her heat and finish in ninth place. Maureen Wolff and Rachel Allison also qualified for the finals, finishing in 22nd (2:15.51) and 24th (2:16.49) respectively.

Tink Gibb recorded a season-best 24.35 in the 50 free, placing ninth to give the Cougars 20 points. Erica Knudsen took 21st with a 25.13, while Lauren Turner rounded out Azusa Pacific’s sprinters with a 25.37 to place 28th.

In the 200 free relay, Cardenas registered a closing split of 23.93, helping the team of Gibb, Knudsen, and Turner post a fifth place time of 1:38.59. Mikaela Fuller opened the day with a 13th place swim of 5:16.46 in the 500 free, adding 14 points to the Cougars’ two-day total.

After two complete days Azusa Pacific stands in fifth place of the 11-team championship meet. The Cougars have 282 points, only 47 back of fourth place Pepperdine, while UC San Diego is running away the PCSC title with 627 points.

On Friday Azusa Pacific will return with six events, including the 1-meter board, 400 IM, 100 fly, and 100 breast.