IRVINE, Calif. – The UC San Diego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams tuned up for its upcoming PCSC Championships with a dual meet against UC Irvine on Saturday afternoon in Irvine. The UCSD women’s team lost by a score of 179-121 with strong performances by Kendall Bohn, Aubrey Panis, Emily Harlan and Shannon Simonds. The men’s team was defeated by a 175.5-115.5 score, with diver Andrew Skewes winning both of the diving events. Dan Gluvers also had a solid race in the 200 IM, while Devin Ancona took top honors in the 100 back. The UCSD swimming and diving team is back in action on Feb. 7-10 at the PCSC Championships in Long Beach.
On the women’s side, Shannon Simonds lost a close race in the 1000 free with a time of 10:35.45, just four tenths of a second behind the winner. Bell won the 200 breast in 2:22.86, while placing second in the 200 free at 1:56.42. Bohn earned top honors in the 100 breast in 1:06.07, more than a full second ahead of the next competitor. In the 200 fly, Jennifer Sims and Karla Holman finished 2-3, with Sims also finishing second in the 100 fly. Harlan remained a constant for UCSD in the 100 free, placing first with a 52.71 time.
The UCSD men’s and women’s 200 free relay teams won in the final event of the afternoon. UCSD’s team of Panis, Simons, Katie Baier and Harlan won with a time of 1:37.75, while the men’s team of Daniel Perdew, Evan Hsiao, Todd Langland and Tim Fuller won in 1:25.25.
In addition to Skewes’ two, first-place finishes, Ancona took first in the 100 back at 53.85. Tim Fuller swam to a third-place finish in the 50 free at 21.14 and a second-place finish in the 100 free at 47.16. Dan Gluvers won the 200 IM in 2:04.19.