LA MIRADA, Calif. - The UC San Diego swimming and diving team continued to add several more league titles to its list Friday at the Pacific Coast Swim and Dive Conference Championships at the Splash! La Mirada Aquatic Center. Overall, the UCSD men won six events while the women were victorious in four.
Following the third of four days of competition, the No. 1 ranked UCSD women are holding on firmly to the top spot with 1191.5 points. Cal Baptist is second with 829.5 points and Fresno Pacific is third with 531.
The third-ranked men have also had a stranglehold on first place and continue to lead with 1160 points after Friday's strong performances. Cal Baptist is again in second with 962 points and Concordia, which passed Fresno Pacific for third place, has 781 points.
Both the Triton men and women are on the verge of capturing their fourth consecutive PCSC team titles.
Individual winners for the men included Adam Rice in the 400 IM (3:58.35), Adam Yen in the 100 butterfly (49.73), Eric Owens in the 100 backstroke (49.74) and Nick Korth in the 100 breaststroke (54.68). Korth led a 1-2-3-4 finish as See Han Lee was second (55.51), Jacob Lammott placed third (55.88) and Griffin Bracke was fourth (56.52).
The Triton team of Owens, Korth, Yen and Blake Langland were victorious in the 400 medley relay, recording a time of 3:18.93.
Alex Merrill was UC San Diego's top finisher in the men's 200 free, placing second in 1:40.15.
UCSD had a strong day on the men's three-meter diving board. Tyler Runsten took the title with 391.5 points and Luke Calkins was second with 335.40.
"Although we had several great swims, going 1-2-3-4 in the 100 breaststroke was incredible," said UCSD co-head coach Matt Macedo. "We think See Han will qualify for NCAA's with his second place finish and things are looking good for Jacob as well. We're committed to finishing strong tomorrow night."
Individual wins for the women came from Alex Henley in the 400 IM (4:18.22), Anji Shakya in the 200 freestyle (1:49.97) and Neda Nguyen in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.42). The Tritons placed 1-2-3 in the 100 breast as Emily Adamczyk was second (1:04.77) and Eva Chen took third (1:05.14).
Henley's time in the 400 IM was just one-one hundredth of a second behind her school record time of 4:18.21.
Henley, Nguyen, Jaclyn Amog and Sierra Robbins teamed to win the 400 medley relay in 3:47.12.
Amog finished second in the 100 fly, setting a new UCSD record with a time of 55.82. Sandy Hon had UCSD's fastest time in the 100 back, finishing third in 57.00.
"It was another solid night for the Tritons as we had a few swimmers log times that should get them picked up for NCAA's," said UCSD co-head coach Corrie Falcon. "We're really looking forward to the final day of competition. We train hard so we can be strong on final days."
Events to be contested on Saturday, the final day of competition, include the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and the 400 freestyle relay. Action gets underway at 9 a.m. in La Mirada.
For complete information on the 2012 PCSC Championships, go to pacificswimanddive.org/champresults.html.
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