and Women's Swimming & Diving
"JOIN THE TEAM"
(PROSPECTIVE COMET ATHLETES)
2015 Schedule and Roster
Farley, Houston lead PC men past Griffins
DIEGO (3-27-2015) --
Getting double victories from Rich Farley (left) and
Andrew Houston (right), Palomar's men's team swam to
a 141-108 win over Grossmont on Friday at the Kroc
Center to up its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
record to 2-1.
Farley won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:00.86 and the
500 free in 5:06.67. He also teamed with Evan Dean,
Landon Van Horn and Joe Cain to capture the 200
freestyle relay in 1:30.37 to cap the team victory.
Houston placed first in the 100 backstroke with a
1:00.86 and won the 200 back in 2:18.16 as Ryan
Rodriguez and Jonathan Baker finished second and
third to complete a 1-2-3 sweep in the event.
Hayden McCauley (11:01.09 in the 1,000 freestyle)
and Ryan McCauley (2:05.01 in the 200 freestyle)
were Palomar's other men's winners.
Palomar won both relays in the women's meet, with
Paulina De Haan and Morgan Brown adding individual
victories, De Haan with a 1:04.41 in the 100-yard
backstroke and Brown with a 1:06.38 in the 100
De Haan, Lucy Gates, Brown and Kendyl Mundt swam a
1:59.40 in placing first in the 200 medley relay.
Andrea Fairbanks, Chelsea Sommers, Gates and Natalie
Viescas won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:29.25.
TOP PHOTO: Palomar's
Kendyl Mundt pauses after winning the women's
200-yard butterfly on Friday at Wallace Memorial
Pool. Mundt swam a 2:32.33. DIRECTLY ABOVE:
The Comets' Ryan McCauley swims to victory in the
men's 200 fly in 2:09.58. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
Palomar women's, men's teams split
SAN MARCOS (3-25-2015) --
Palomar's women's swim team took a giant step toward
the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference dual meet
championship on Friday, turning back visiting San
Diego Mesa 137-129 at Wallace Memorial Pool.The
Olympians won the men's meet 151-136.
The Comet women got double individual victories from
Kelly Harris (2:08.75 in the 200 freestyle and
5:54.29 in the 500 free), Kendyl Mundt (2:32.33 in
the 200 butterfly, 58.19 in the 100 free) and
Paulina Dehaan (2:25.48 in the 200 backstroke,
1:02.41 in the 100 fly).
Morgan Brown won the 50 free with a 26.71, and
Mundt, Chelsea Sommer, Lucy Gates and Harris swam a
1:50.48 to capture the 200 free relay.
In the men's meet, Palomar picked up
individual-event wins from Ryan Sur (11:07.55 in the
1000 free), Ryan McCauley (2:09.58 in the 200 fly),
Evan Dean (22.85 in the 50 free) and Rich Farley
(5:04.55 in the 500 free). Dean, Joe Cain, Landon Va
Horn and Farley swim to a first place in the 200
freestyle relay with a 1:31.13.
Neil Franka won the meet for the Olympians with a
triple victory in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.82),
the 100 freestyle (46.99) and the 200 individual
Palomar is 2-0 in the conference in women and 1-1 in
Palomar's Ryan Smethurst swims to victory in the
men's 1,000 freestyle in a time of 11:26.92. He
easily defeated the second-place finisher,
Southwestern's Genero Salido who was timed in
12:08.98. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Comet men (172-86), women (128-82) sweep
SAN MARCOS (3-13-2015) --
Palomar dominated its Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference swimming opener with Southwestern on
Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool.
The Comet men's team won 172-86 and the women's
squad won 128-82.
Rich Farley and Ryan McCauley were double winners
for the PC men's squad. Farley captured the 200-yard
freestyle in 1:51.24 and the 100 freestyle in 50.79,
while McCauley placed first in the 100 breaststroke
in 1:03.84 and the 100 butterfly (55.03).
The Comets' other winners in the men's meet were
Ryan Smethurst in the 1,000 freestyle, Andy Houston
(100 backstroke), Joe Cain (50 freestyle), Corey
Meyers (200 breaststroke), Hayden McCauley (500
freestyle) and both the 200 medley relay and 200
freestyle relay teams.
For the Palomar women, Kendyl Mundt and Chelsea
Sommer each won two events. Mundt took the 200-yard
butterfly in 2:35.08 and won the 100 freestyle with
a 58.96. Sommer placed first in the 100-yard
backstroke in 1:09.95 and the 200 individual medley
The other Comets' winners in the women's meet were
Kelly Harris with a 2:14.25 in the 200 freestyle,
Andrea Fairbanks in the 200 backstroke, Lucy Gates
in the 200 breaststroke and Paulina Dehaan n the 100
Palomar men 3rd, women 5th at Riverside
(3-7-2015) -- Palomar's men's swimming team took third place and
the Comets' women's team placed fifth in the Chaffey
/ Riverside Invitational over the weekend at the
Riverside City College Aquatics Complex.
RCC captured the men's title with 765.5 points with
Mt. SAC (745) second and Palomar (428) third.
Trailing the Comets were San Diego Mesa (385),
Fullerton (382.5), Grossmont (373), El Camino (354),
Chaffey 93), Santa Ana (88) and Southwestern (83).
The host Tigers also won the women's meet with 588
points, followed in the top five by Grossmont
(569.5), Mt. SAC (492.5), East Los Angeles (484) and
the Comets (410). El Camino (332), San Diego Mesa
(253), Fullerton (241), Chaffey (172), Southwestern
(125) and Santa Ana (16) trailed.
Although the Comets did not bring home any first
places, the men's team picked up a second place from
Evan Dean (left) with a 22.20 in the 50-yard
freestyle and a third place from Rich Farley with a
1:49.45 in the 200 free. In the relay events,
Palomar's 200 freestyle team of Joe Cain, Dean,
Farley and Landon Van Horn placed third with a
The Palomar women got a second place in the 400 free
relay from Kelly Harris (right), Paulina DeHaan,
Chelsea Sommer and Kendyl Mundt, who teamed to swim
3:55.48. Mundt swam a 58.00 in the 100 free to
Ryan McCauley wins the men's
400-yard individual medley in the
Waterman Invitational on Saturday.
He swam a 4:40.33 to defeat teammate
Ryan Sur, the second-place finisher,
by 14 seconds. DIRECTLY
Morgan Brown wins the women's
100-yard butterfly in 1:09.65, 3.12
seconds over runner-up Stephanie
Alfaro from Cerritos. -- Photos by
Comets win seven relay events
in 2015 opener
SAN MARCOS (2-06-2015 / 2-07-2015)
Palomar had a big weekend in the relay events as the Comets
opened their 2015 men's and women's swimming & diving season
by hosting the two-day Waterman Festival.
The Comets began the second day of
the meet on Saturday by touching out runner-up Cerritos in
the women's 200-yard medley relay. Paulina Dehaan, Lucy
Gates, Morgan Brown and Kelly Harris swam a 2:35.29. The
Falcons were timed in 2:35.66.
Palomar's other victories in the
relay events came in the men's 350-yard freestyle relay, the
men's 350 breaststroke relay, the men's 350 freestyle relay,
the men's 200 under/over medley relay, the mixed 300 coed
freestyle relay, the 20men's 600 Iron Woman relay and the
men's 600 Iron Man relay.
Dehaan had come up big in the
pentathlon on the opening day of the meet on Friday, placing
second to Gabi Garcia of Fullerton in an 81-woman field.
Garcia had a combined 3:09.3 time, while Dehaan had a
combined 3:10.19 time. She swam the 50 butterfly in 28.43,
the 50 backstroke in 32.02, the 50 breaststroke in 35.91 the
50 freestyle in 27.18 and the 100 IM in 1:06.65. Palomar's
Brown finished sixth in the pentathlon with a 3:14.18
In the men's pentathlon, Palomar's
Ryan McCauley swam a combined time of 2:45.12 to place sixth
in a 75-man field. San Diego Mesa's Neil Franka won the
pentahlon in 2:33.41.
Palomar's women's winners in the
individual events on Saturday were Brown in the 100
butterfly in 1:09.65 and Dehaan in the 100 backstroke in
1:07.60. The Comets' second-place finishers were Gates in
the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.21, Harris in the 50 freestyle
in 27:29 and Dehaan in the 100 IM in 2:32.87.
Palomar's individual men's winners
on Saturday were Evan Dean in the 50 freestyle in 22.66
McCauley in the 400 IM in 4:40.33. Finishing second were
McCauley in the 100 breaststoke in 1:05.09 and Ryan Sur in
both the 400 IM in 4:54.52 and the 1,000 freestyle in
The Comets had three second-place
finishes in Saturday's relay events. The women's runners-up
were the 350 butterfly relay team (4:50.74) and the 350
freestyle relay team (3:53.72). Palomar also placed second
in the final event of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay,
clocking a 3:24.38.
2014 Season ...
Hartl swims to 9th place in 1650
free at state
MONTEREY PARK (5-03-2014) --
Palomar's Danny Hartl swam a 17:00.56 to take
ninth place in the men's 1650-yard freestyle in
the CCCAA State Community College Swimming &
Diving Championships which concluded on
Along with consolation placings by both Rich
Farley and Hartl in various races, the Comets
finished with 13 points to tie for 26th among 30
scoring teams in the three-day meet.
Golden West won the men's championship. Diablo
Valley edged Orange Coast 414-400 for the
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