Fresno Pacific continued its strong showing at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference Championships on Friday, capturing three individual titles and one relay win.
Kendall Swanson won the women’s 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 1.36 seconds. She set meet and school records in the prelims with a time of 1:01.20, best in NCAA Division II this season.
Maxim Shcherbakov won the men’s 100 breaststroke, demolishing the field by nearly 2 seconds in a meet and school record 53.78.
Duston Gragg won the 3-meter springboard, scoring 338.00. And the 400 medley relay of Justin Lopez-Lamb, Shcherbakov, Wesley Coles and Marko Tanasovski won in 3:17.97, topping runner-up UC San Diego by nearly 3 seconds.
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Fresno Pacific’s Bavindeep Basra set the school record in the 400 individual medley in the prelims at 4:28.31, then was third in the finals at 4:29.29. Teammate Daria Belova set the school record in the 100 fly at 55.88 for a fifth-place finish.
The Fresno Pacific men are in third place and the women in fourth through 30 events. UCSD is the leader on both sides. The meet concludes today, with finals at 4 p.m.
Lemley part of UCSB record at MPSF meet
UC Santa Barbara swimmer Chase Lemley, a Clovis High graduate, took fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and helped the Gauchos take second in the 400 medley during the third day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meet.
Lemley clocked out at 1:38.27, almost 30 seconds faster than his time during the 200 free preliminary round earlier in the day. Hawaii sophomore Vic Goicoechea won the event at 1:36.50.
Lemley then anchored Santa Barbara’s 400 medley relay that set a school record at 3:12.57, but fell just short of winner Brigham Young at 3:12.16. Santa Barbara trailed BYU 567.5 to 501.5 for top spot through 28 events. The championships end Saturday.