UCSD Men and Women Capture PCSC Championships in Long Beach
Release: Sunday 02/11/2007 
Courtesy: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios

LONG BEACH, Calif. The UC San Diego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each won Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference championships on Saturday night in Long Beach.  The men’s team scored a total of 1,449 points over the four day championship, with second place Cal Baptist scoring 1,224 points.  Tim Fuller took top honors in the 100 free, while the 400 free relay team of Dan Perdew, Todd Langland, J.P. Oliver and Fuller raced to a time of 3:02.22.  UCSD also recorded four, third-place finishes.  The Triton women’s team won the title with 1,159 points, with second-place LMU earning 1,049.5 points.  Kendall Bohn captured first in the 200 breast, while the 400 free relay team of Susan Bell, Shannon Simonds, Aubrey Panis and Emily Harlan also took first.  UCSD is back in action at the NCAA Championships on March 14-17 in Buffalo, New York.


On the men’s side, in addition to the 400 free relay win and Fuller’s win in the 100 (44.79), UCSD recorded four, third-place finishes.  Steven Hardy took third in the 200 back at 1:53.64, Jake Dong in the 200 breast at 2:06.13, Jesse Marin in the 200 fly at 1:54.58 and Daniel Gordh in the three-meter board.


Bohn won the 200 breast in 2:18.70 and the 400 free relay team also won with a time of 3:27.86.  Emily Harlan led a 2-3 finish in the 100 free with a time of 52.26 and Shannon Simonds came in at 52.50.  Andrea Lippin notched a time of 17:32.46 in the 1650 and Jennifer Sims took second in the 200 fly in 2:04.91.  Susan Bell finished third in the 200 back in 2:05.34.



        In the 1650, SR Andrea Lippin (17:32.46) and JR Lauren Forbes (18:40.08) placed 2nd and 20th.
In the 200 BK, SR Susan Bell (2:05.34), SO Aubrey Panis (2:06.19) and FR Tori Edmiston (2:07.57) finished 3rd, 4th and 6th, with Bell and Panis under the A’ cut while Edmiston’s time was a B’ cut, and Bell and Edmiston swimming to lifetime bests.
In the 100 Free, SR Emily Harlan (52.26) placed 2nd, with SO Shannon Simonds (52.50) placing 3rd in the championship heat. Harlan’s time was under the A’ standard, while Simonds’ time was .01 off the A’.  SO Katie Baier (53.83p) and SR Liz Whiteley (54.28p) placed 15th and 24th
In the 200 Breast, SO Kendall Bohn (2:18.70) and FR Carianne Cunningham (2:24.97) placed 1st and 5th, with SR Jenna Muenter (2:31.34) and SR Emily Starkie (2:30.74p) finishing 20th and 24th.  Bohn’s time and Cunningham’s times were both lifetime bests, with Bohn’s an A’ and Cunningham’s a B’.
SO Jennifer Sims (2:04.91) and FR Karla Holman (2:07.89) placed 2nd and 5th in the event, while SR Lauren O’Neill (2:11.63) placed 15th.  Sims’ time was an A’, while Holman’s was a B’.
In the penultimate event of the meet for the women, the Triton team of Bell (53.29), Simonds (51.86), Panis (51.98) and Harlan (50.75) placed 1st in a meet record 3:27.86, just off the school record.  Their time easily ranks them #1 in the country by 2 seconds.

MEN’S Meet
        In the Men’s 3 Meter diving competition, the Tritons again showed their strength on the boards.  NCAA qualifier  SR Daniel Gordh placed 3rd, NCAA qualifier JR Andrew Skewes placed 4th, JR Jeff Bryant placed 7th, FR Kevin Sullivan placed 8th and JR Aaron Cantu placed 9th, giving UCSD a much needed scoring punch in the event.
        In the 1650, FR Greg Goodell and SO Artur Kubalski placed 10th and 12th.
In the  200 BK, SO Steven Hardy (1:53.64) finished 3rd in the championship heat while fellow SO Devin Ancona (1:56.25) placed 1st in the consolation final.
        In the 100 FR, SR Tim Fuller (44.79), FR Dan Perdew (45.68) and FR Todd Langland (46.48) placed 1st, 4th and 9th.  Fuller’s time and Perdew’s time were A’ cuts, while Langland’s was a B’.  Fuller’s time was a new school record, eclipsing the one set by legendary John Flowers in 1994, while Perdew’s ranks him 7th All-Time.  Fuller’s time is also the fastest in the country.
        SR Jacob Dong (2:06.13) and JR Evan Hsiao (2:12.30) placed 3rd and 7th in the championship heat, with FR Andy Islip (2:11.27), SO Dan Gluvers (2:12.35) and JR Ryan Kloos (2:18.12) placing 10th, 12th and 16th in the consolation heat, and SR Dan Gremban (2:18.18) finishing 18th in the bonus consols heat.
        SR Jesse Marin (1:54.58) and JR JP Oliver (1:55.55p) placed 3rd and 5th, with FR Behan Salamati (1:55.91) finishing 17th.  Marin’s time was a B’.
        In the last event of the meet, the team of Perdew (45.51), Langland (45.42), Oliver (46.57) and Fuller (44.73) dominated from the opening 25, winning by over 3 seconds in 3:02.22, the top time in the country.  Perdew’s lead-off ranks him 7th nationally, and bumps him up to 6th All-Time at UCSD.

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