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Emma Thomas wins state100 fly; PC 6th

MONTEREY PARK (5-06-2017) -- Palomar's women's swimming team placed sixth out of 31 teams while the Comets' Emma Thomas won the 200-yard butterfly at the CCCAA State Swimming & Diving Championships that concluded a 3-day run on Saturday.

Thomas (left) swam a 2:04.87 in defeating runner-up Mary Fahidnia of West Valley. The two battled for 150 yards before Thomas drew away after the final turn.

Thomas also took second in the 100 butterfly and finished eighth in the 100 backstroke.

Also for the PC women's team, Michelle Jacob placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley events. Jordann Heimback was fifth in the 200 butterfly and seventh in the 100 butterfly.

Rebekah Balckburn, Sydney Thomas, Jacob and Emma Thomas swam  3:37.55 to give Palomar a third in the 400 freestyle relay, and the Comets also took seventh in the 800 medley relay.

In the men's portion of the meet, the Comets' Connor Baine finished 12th in the 100 backstroke.

Serra won the women's team title with 470 points, with San Diego Mesa second with 322 points. Palomar scored 263 points in placing sixth.

In the men's meet, Golden West won the team title with 573 points. Palomar was 28th of 30 teams with 18 points.

Palomar's Connor Baine (above), a triple winner in the meet, was named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Co-Swimmer of the Year at the conference championships that concluded a 3-day run Saturday at Wallace Memorial Pool. -- Photo by Hugh Cox.

Thomas, Jacob combine for 3 more records

SAN MARCOS (4-22-2017) -- A pair of Palomar female swimmers broke 3 more Pacific Coast Athletic Conference records between them on the final day of the conference championship meet on Saturday at Wallace Memorial Pool.

Emma Thomas' PCAC marks came in the 200-yard backsroke (2:10.49) and the 200 butterfly (2:06.58). She set 3 conference records during the meet's 3 days. Michelle Jacob broke the conference 200 breaststroke record, swimming 2:29.09. Thomas and Jacob were named the conference's Women's Swimmers of the Year along with San Diego Mesa's Anna Stahlak, who set 2 conference records during the 3-day event.

Palomar's Connor Baine was named Men's Co-Swmmer of the Year along with Mesa's Chris Evangelista. Baine and Evangelista both were triple winners. 

Mesa won the women's conference title with 931 points, followed by second-place Palomar (615), third-place Grossmont (445) and fourth-place Southwestern (248). The Olympians scored 1,075 points to race away with the men's team championship, followed by Grossmont (521 points) in second, the Comets (516 points) in third and Southwestern (316) in third. Baine won the men's 200 backstroke in 2:00.56 Saturday for his third victory of the meet.

TOP PHOTO: Michelle Jacob swims to a first place in the women's 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.68 on the second day of the PCAC finals on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool. Jacob also won the 400 individual medley in 4:41.99, breaking her own one-year-old meet record. DIRECTLY ABOVE: Connor Baine of Palomar wins the men's 100-yard backstroke in 54.01. -- Photos by Hugh Cox.

Jacob wins 2 events; PC women in 2nd place

SAN MARCOS (4-21-2017) -- Thanks in part to Michelle Jacob, who won two events and set a meet record in one of them, Palomar's women's team remained in second place Friday after the second day of the three-day Pacific Coast Athletic Conference swimming championship at Wallace Memorial Pool.

Jacob won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:41.99, breaking her own meet record of 4:45.98 that she set in the last year's conference finals, and the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.68.

In setting the 400 IM mark, Jacob handily defeated San Diego Mesa's highly-regarded Samantha Schmidt by 10.4 seconds. Schmidt was timed in 4:52.03 in finishing second. In placing 1-3 with teammate Carley Woods in the 100 breaststroke, Jacob held off Grossmont's Natalie May, who finished second with a 1:10.09 time.

Palomar's Emma Thomas also set a meet record by swimming the 100 butterfly in 58.03. She'd threatened the 2009 meet record of of 59.36 with a winning prelim time of 59.77.

Emma Thomas and Jacob also swam the first two legs of the Comets' 200 medley relay team, which defeated second-place Mesa 1:53.-1 to 1:55.21 as Palomar's  won four events for the day. Jordann Heimback and Sydney Thomas swam the last two legs.

The Palomar men's team picked up a first place from Connor Baine, who swam a 54.01 to win the 100 backstroke over three Mesa opponents who finished 2-3-4 in the race.

After day 2 of the meet, the Olympians lead second-place Palomar 663-408 in the women's meet. Grossmont is third with 314 points and Southwestern fourth with 178 points.

In the men's meet, Mesa enters the final day of the meet in first place with 791 points, followed by Grossmont in second place with 369, Palmar third with 361 and Southwestern fourth with 211 points.

Palomar's Jordann Heimback wins her women's 500 freestyle prelim heat in 5:36.30. She finished third in the finals in 5:22.28. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

PC women, men both in 2nd after day 1

SAN MARCOS (4-20-2017) -- Palomar's women's and men's swimming teams both finished day 1 of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Championships at Wallace Memorial Pool in second place.

Going into Friday's second day of the the three-day meet, San Diego Mesa leads in men's scoring with 226 points, followed by the Comets in second place with 178 points. Grossmont (143) is third, with Southwestern (91) in fourth.

In the women's meet, Mesa leads with 281 points, followed by Pallomar (141) in second, Grossmont (125) in third and Southwestern (91) in fourth place.

The Comets' men's team won two finals events on the first day. Connor Baine placed first in the 50-yard freestyle with a 21.73 time, defeating second-place Mateo Vargas of Mesa who was clocked in 21:83. And Palomar's 400 medley relay team was awarded a first place in 3:51.60 when Grossmont and Mesa both were disqualified when their teams both re-entered the pool while Southwestern's team was still swimming.

Palomar appeared to win the women's 400 medley relay final but was disqualified, and Mesa was awarded first place.

Thomas a triple winner; PC women 3rd at RCC

RIVERSIDE (4-07-2017) -- Emma Thomas was a triple winner for the Palomar women's swim team at Friday's Riverside City College Invitational. Her performance led the Comets to a third-place finish out of seven teams.

Thomas won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:08.32, the 100 backstroke in 1:00.31 and the 200 individual medley in 2:18.10. Other first-place finishers for the Palomar women's team were Michelle Jacob (2:33.3 in the 200 breastsroke) and Jordann Heimbeck (1:02.26 in the 100 butterfly).

Host RCC won the women's meet with 627 points, followed by San Diego Mesa (615), the Comets (398), Citrus (385), Rio Hondo (142), Grossmont (133) and Saddleback (40).

 Palomar's fourth-place men's team got a second place from Connor Baine in the 100-yard backsroke. Baine swam a 56.39. Riverside also won the men's meet, scoring 771 points, followed by Mesa (730), Rio Hondo (265), Palomar (262), Grossmont (253) and Saddleback (24).

Jacob triple winner but Mesa teams win

SAN MARCOS (3-24-2017) -- Michelle Jacob swam to three individual victories for Palomar on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool, but San Diego Mesa's women's team defeated the Comets 165-118. The Olympians also won the men's meet 210.5 to 72.5.

Jacob won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.05, the 200 breaststroke in 2:35.95 and the 200 individual medley in 2:16.26. The Palomar women also had two double winners, Emma Thomas (1:03.77 in the 100 backstroke and 2:23.10 in the 200 backstroke) and Jordann Heimback (2:13.74 in the 200 butterfly, 1:01.63 in the 100 butterfly).

Connor Baines was a double winner for the Comets in the men's meet. He swam to victories in the 100 backstroke (57.55) and 50 freestyle (22.59). Zach Wagonis took home a first for Palomar with a 2:29.14 in the 100 breaststroke.

The Palomar women are 2-1 in conference dual meets, while the men's team dropped to 1-2.

Heimback wins twice on short rest in victory

SAN MARCOS (3-17-2017) -- With only one event between the two races, Palomar's Jordann Heimback (left) helped lift Palomar's women's swimmers to a 153-74 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory over Grossmont on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool with wins in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.

Heimback swam 5:37.37 in the distance freestyle event and 2:20.20 to win the IM by more than 17 seconds and added a third victory with a 2:18.33 in the 200 butterfly as Palomar advanced to 2-0 in the PCAC.

Connor Baine was a double winner in the men's meet, placing first in the 100 backstroike in 30.22 and the 200 backstroke in 2:11.37 but Grossmont won 136.5 to 103.5.

Michelle Jacob joined Heimback as a triple winner for the women's team, placing first in the 200 backstroke (1:08.06), the 200 breaststroke (2:34.67) and the 200 IM (2:20.20). The other women's victors were Sydney Thomas (2:09.51 in the 200 freestyle and 57.95 in the 100 free), Rebekah Blackburn (25.78 in the 50 freestyle) and Emma Peyton (2:42.07 in the 200 backstroke.

Blackburn, Gabriela White, Thomas and Nicole Lawton won gthe 200 freestyle relay with a 1:48.56.

The othe men's winners were Alex Nider with a 51.80 in the 200 freestyle, Zach Wagonis at 2:33.83 in the 200 breaststroke.

Thomas, Jacob triple winners for PC women

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (3-11-2016) -- Emma Thomas (left) and Michelle Jacob (right) each swam to three first places, leading the Palomar women's swimming team to a third-place finish among 10 teams in the Chaffey Invitational that concluded a two-day run on Saturday.

The Comets' men's team finished third out of eight teams.

Thomas won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.57, the 200 backstroke in 2:13.15 and the 200 butterfly in 2:09.45. Jacob swam to victories in the 400 IM (4:55.20), the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.45 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:34.41.

Palomar's Conner Baine won the men's 100 backsttroke with a 56.44 time.

San Diego Mesa outdistanced Riverside City College 745-707 for the women's team title, with the Comets scoring 691 points in their third-place finish. They were trailed by Mt. SAC with 482.5 points, Citrus 346, East Los angeles 264, Grossmont 125.5, Chaffey 82 and Santa Ana 38.

In the men's division, Riverside won with 1,131 points, followed by Mesa with 807 and Palomar with 428. Grossmont was fourth with 364 points, Chaffey fifth with 258, Rio Hondo sixth with 227, Mt. SAC seventh with 83 and Santa Ana eighth with 7 points.

Comets splash to 167-45, 170-57 victories

SAN MARCOS (3-03-2017) -- Palomar's women's and men's swimming teams had their way with visiting Southwestern in every race but the men's 100-yard butterfly on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool as the Comets opened the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference season with a pair of routs over Southwestern.

The Comet women's team defeated the Jaguars 167-45. Palomar's men's squad won 170-57.

Emma Thomas (left) and Michelle Jacob (right) both were triple winners in individual events for the Palomar women. Thomas won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 11:12.93, the 50 freestyle in 25.66 and the 100 bacstroke in 1:02.43. Jacob placed first in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.35, the 100 backstroke in 1:12.03 and the 100 individual medley in 1:04.96.

Gabriela White won two events, the 200 freestyle in 2:12.07 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.72.

Montgomery MacKenzie, Jordann Heinback and both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams also won for the Comets.

Connor Baine was a triple winner for the men's squad, placing first in the 50 backstroke (27.64), the 100 freestyle (50.64) and the 100 IM (1:02.04). Alexander Nider (200 freestyle in 2:00.72 and 50 freestyle in 24:18), Allen Klein (1,000 freestyle in 11:31.09 and 50 butterfly in 26.38) and Zach Wagonis (50 breaststroke in 32.50 and 100 backstroke in 1:04.56) were double winners.

Dylan Van Horn, German Rodarte and both relay teams also were winners for Palomar.

The Comet women's team defeated the Jaguars 167-45. Palomar's men's squad won 170-57.

Emma Thomas (left) and Michelle Jacob (right) both were triple winners in individual events for the Palomar women. Thomas won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 11:12.93, the 50 freestyle in 25.66 and the 100 bacstroke in 1:02.43. Jacob placed first in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.35, the 100 backstroke in 1:12.03 and the 100 individual medley in 1:04.96.

Gabriela White won two events, the 200 freestyle in 2:12.07 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.72.

Montgomery MacKenzie, Jordann Heinback and both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams also won for the Comets.

Connor Baine was a triple winner for the men's squad, placing first in the 50 backstroke (27.64), the 100 freestyle (50.64) and the 100 IM (1:02.04). Alexander Nider (200 freestyle in 2:00.72 and 50 freestyle in 24:18), Allen Klein (1,000 freestyle in 11:31.09 and 50 butterfly in 26.38) and Zach Wagonis (50 breaststroke in 32.50 and 100 backstroke in 1:04.56) were double winners.

Dylan Van Horn, German Rodarte and both relay teams also were winners for Palomar.

 

Emma Thomas wins Mt. SAC 200 back

HUNTINGTON BEACH (2-24-2017) / WALNUT (2-25-2017) -- Emma Thomas of Palomar won the women's 200-yard backstroke at the 32nd Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Saturday at the Marie T. Mills Aquatic Facility, swimming a 2:10.97.

Also for the Comets, Jordann Heimback placed second in the 200 butterfly in 2:17.88. Michelle Jacobs finished third in the 400 individual medley in 4:51.28 and the 200 breaststroke with a 2:36.86.

Palomar's women's team finished eighth out of 22 teams with 180 points

In the Golden West Spring Invitational on Friday, Jacob won the 50 breaststroke in 33.89 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.31. She was second in the 100 IM. Riverside City College edged Palomar 344-331 for the team championship in a 10-team field.

In the men's division, Connor Baine swam to fourth in the 50-yard butterfly and 100 IM to lead the Comets to a sixth-place team finish out of 10 teams with 191 points. Golden West won the meet with 349 points.

Thomas takes Pentathlon; PC women win

SAN MARCOS (2-10-2017 / 2-11-2017) -- Palomar's Emma Thomas swam to first place out of 80 competitors in the Waterman Festival Pentathlon at Wallace Memorial Pool on Friday, with teammate Michelle Jacob finishing third. Jordann Heimback was fifth and Rebekah Blackburn placed seventh.

Then on Saturday, the Palomar women's team won the Waterman team title, outdistancing second-place Cerritos 602 points to 429. San Diego Mesa was third with 346 points. Chaffey finished fourth with 208 points.

Palomar's men's squad scored 470 points to place second behind Cerritos. The Falcons' piled up 710 points in winnning the team title.

 


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