Fresno Pacific's Wesley Coles set the school record during the 500-meter freestyle preliminary qualifier but had to settle for second in the final at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Championships, clocking a 4.29.71.
During the morning prelim, Cole swam a 4:28.91.
Connor Greene was second in the 200 individual medley, as was the men's 200 freestyle relay.
On the women's side, Fresno Pacific's Sofie Gjemmestad swam the 50 free in 23.39 seconds to earn fourth place. The women's team also took third in the 200 free relay.
Overall, the Sunbirds competed in 28 races and had 20 personal-best performances during the first day of the meet.
The championship continues today with swimming preliminaries at 9 a.m. and diving prelims at 11 am.
Late runs prove costly for Reedley College
Sierra College — off to a perfect start after being ranked No. 4 in Northern California in the preseason — erased an early three-run deficit, tying it in the middle innings before scoring single runs in the eighth and ninth to beat Reedley 5-3 in a nonconference baseball game.
Dalton Blaser scored on Kyle Dixon's two-out single in the eighth before driving home some insurance with a two-out RBI single in the ninth for the Wolverines.
Nate Broadduss picked up his 10th RBI of the season for Reedley (4-5), tying Josh Montelongo for the early-season team lead.
Tigers right-hander McKay McNair was named pitcher of the week by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association earlier this week. The freshman out of Clovis High struck out 11 while allowing three hits in eight innings in a 9-0 win over No. 9 Marin.
Bulldogs fall in tennis
The Fresno State women's tennis team lost 4-3 to Idaho, with the No. 6 singles serving as the dual clincher.
Anne Susdorf took an early lead but lost the final two sets in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory by Belen Barcenilla.
Fresno State did get wins from Rana Sherif Ahmed, Anneka Watts and Sofya Malysheva.