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Jacob has 2 top-four
finishes in state meet
(5-05-2016 / 5-06-2016 / 5-07-2016) –
Palomar’s Michelle Jacob (left), Ryan McCauley and
the Comets’ 400-yard medley relay team placed in the
CCCAA State Swimming & Diving Championships on Thursday
through Saturday at East Los Angeles College Swim
The Comets’ men’s team
placed 13th among 30 teams in the men’s meet with 67
points. Sierra won the team title with 543.5 points and
Golden West (508 points) finished second. McCauley
finished sixth in the 200-yard individual medley with a
The women’s team, behind
Jacob’s top-four finishes in two events, took 15th out
of 33 teams with 90 points as Orange Coast (569 points)
and Sierra (537 points) took 1-2.
Jacob finished third in
the 400-yard individual medley with a 4:40.03 time and
was fourth in the 200 IM with a 2:12.02.
The Comets’ women’s 400
medley relay team of Paulina DeHaan, Lucy Gates, Morgan
Brown and Kendyl Mundt swam a 4:17.07 for eighth place.
Palomar's Kendyl Mundt
(top photo) swims to a meet record of 2:20.13 in the
women's 200-yard butterfly on the final day of the PCAC
Championships on Saturday at Wallace Memorial Pool. The
Comets' Andrew Bertotti (directly above) battles Mesa's
Wyatt Schmidt, closest to the camera, in the men's
1650-yard freestyle. Bertotti drew away to win in
17:18.42, leaving Schmidt nearly 20 seconds behind at
17:37.19. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
Record-setting races for Jacob,
Palomar's Michelle Jacob set a meet record for the
second day in a row and teammate Kendyl Mundt also set a
meet mark to highlight Palomar’s performance on the
final day of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
swimming finals at Wallace Memorial Pool.
Jacob’s record came in
the women’s 200-yard backstroke, where she swam 2:11.60
to improve on her prelim time by just under 11 seconds.
She and Palomar teammate Paulina DeHaan placed 1-2 in
Mundt’s mark, 2:20.13
came in the 200 butterfly, where she and teammate Morgan
Brown (2:22.72) also finished first and second.
Palomar’s other winners
on day 3 were Andrew Bertotti (17:18.02 in the men’s
1650 freestyle), Lucy Gates (2:39.67 in the women’s 200
breaststroke), where teammate Carly Woods finished
The other Palomar
second-place finishers on the final day were Nick
Hendricks (2:09.36 in the men’s 200 breaststroke), Brown
(women’s 200 butterfly), Hayden McCauley (2:05.80 in the
men’s 200 butterfly) and from the Comets’ men’s and
women’s 400 freestyle relay teams.
The Comets’ other
third-place finish cam from Neal Gorman (2:01.08 in the
men’s 200 backstroke).
Mesa won the men’s
championship with 922 points, followed by Grossmont
(761) in second, Palomar (753) in third and Southwestern
(301) in fourth. Grossmont captured the women’s title,
also with 922 points. The Griffins were followed by Mesa
(651) in second, Palomar (616) in third and Southwestern
(378) in fourth.
In the top
photo, Palomar's Andrew Bertotti places first in 5:01.68
in heat 2 of the men's 500-yard freestyle prelims on the
first day of the PCAC Championships on Thursday at
Wallace Memorial Pool. Directly above: the Comets'
Morgan Brown (nearest camera) and Carley Woods, who
finished 1-2 in heat 3 of the women's 200 individual
medley.-- Photo by Hugh Cox
Jacob comes up big for
PC on 2nd day
MARCOS (4-22-2016) –
Michelle Jacob, Palomar’s freshman
standout from La Costa Canyon High School, remained on a
roll on Friday on the second day of the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships at
Wallace Memorial Pool.
Jacob set a meet record
as she won the women’s 400-yard individual medley in
4:45.98, defeating runner-up Karina Reynoso from
Southwestern who swam 5:02.22. Jacob, swimming a
1:01.68, also took home a first place in the 100
backstroke in 1:01.68 as she and PC teammates Paulina
DeHaan (1:04.30) placed 1-2.
And Jacob led off
Palomar’s winning 200 medley relay team which won in
1:54.39. Lucy Gates, DeHaan and Morgan Brown swam the
last three legs. Jacob also anchored the Comets’ 800
freestyle relay team to a second place in 8:43.02, with
Mundt, Brown and Gates swimming legs 1-through-3.
DeHaan (1:04.44) and
Kendyl Mundt finished 2-3 in the 100 butterfly, and
Gates was second in the 100 breastroke with a 1:12.33.
Palomar’s men took home
three second places on the day. Neal Gorman, Nick
Hendricks, Ryan McCauley and Paul Schaner were
runners-up in the 200 medley relay in 1:37.18. Andrew
Bertlotti swam a 1:46.78 to finish second in the 200
freestyle. And Gorman was second in the 200 backsroke
with a 54.22.
The Comets’ Hayden
McCauley (100 butterfly) and Ryan McCauley (100
breaststroke) took home third places.
Grossmont leads team
scoring in the women’s meet after two days with 666
points, followed in order by Mesa (458 points), Palomar
(417) and Southwestern (260). Mesa is first in the men’s
meet with 640 points, followed in order by Grossmont
(533 points), the Comets (505) and Southwestern (218).
PC women place first in
400 medley relay
SAN MARCOS (4-21-2016) –
Palomar’s Michelle Jacob, Lucy Gates,
Paulina DeHaan and Kendyl Mundt won the women’s 400-yard
medley relay in 4:09.52 on the first day of the
three-day Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Swimming &
Diving championships on Thursday at Wallace Memorial
They defeated Grossmont,
the second-place finisher in the event, by 7.90 seconds.
It was the Comets’ only finals victory of the day.
Palomar's men's 400
medley relay team of Neal Gorman, Nick Hendricks, Ryan
McCauley and Andrew Bertotti swam a 3:36.06 in finishing
second behind a Mesa foursome that set a new meet record
In the top photo, Palomar's
Ryan McCauley wins the 100 breaststroke vs. Grossmont on
Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool in 1:13.77.
Directly above: Lucy Gates wins the women's 200
breastroke in 2:42.20. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
PC men win
win big; Women lose by one point
SAN MARCOS (4-08-2016) --
The Palomar men's swim team won big
over Grossmont in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
meet on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool, dunking the
For the women's team, it was
another story. The Comets more than held their own in
the swimming events, but the G-House came away with a
one-point win 144-143 thanks to sweeps in both the
1-meter and 3-meter diving events.
Palomar does not have any
Ryan McCauley swam to three
individual-race victories for the men's squad, winning
the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.71, the 100 buttterfly
in 54.67 and the 200 individual medley in 2:04.78.
Distance ace Andrew Bertotti
won the 1,000 freestyle and 500 freestyle for the
Comets. Nick Hendricks placed first in the 200 freestyle
in 1:59.38 and Neil Gorman was a winner in the 100 and
200 backstroke races. Hadyden McCauley (200 butterfly)
and Mark Morin (50 free) also were individual winners.
Palomar also won the 200 medley
relay (Gorman, Ryan McCauley, Hendricks and Bertotti)
and 200 freestyle relay (Morin, Paul Schaner, Bertotti
and Gorman), which helped the Comets withstand sweeps by
Grossmont of both diving events. The PC men's squad also
does not have any divers.
In the women's meet, Michelle
Jacob was a triple winner for the Comets in individual
races. She placed first in the 100-yard backstroke
(1:03.32), the 200 backstroke (2:20.56) and the 200 IM
(2:19.28). Lucy Gates had double wins in the 100 and 200
IM events. Kendyl Mndt won the 200 butterfly. Paulina
DeHann captured the 100 butterfly.
Palomar also swam to victories
in both the 200 medley relay (Jacob, DeHaan, Gates and
Morgan Brown) and the 200 freestyle relay (Brown, Alice
Pecoraro, DeHaan and Mundt).
Jacob, Mundt, Gates win 7
races between them
CUCAMONGA (3-12-2016) --
Palomar swimmers Michelle Jacob,
Kendyl Mundt (left) and Lucy Gates
(right) combined to win seven events
between them at the Chaffey
Invitational that concluded a
two-day run on Saturday.
Their performance led the
Comets' women's team to third place in a 12-team field
with 502 points. Riverside City College won with 698
points and Mt. SAC was second with 517.5. Trailing the
Comets, in order, were Grossmont with 361, San Diego
Mesa 353, East Los angeles 295, Chaffey 234.5, Rio Hondo
162, Southwestern 123, El Camino 108, Los Angles Trade
Tech 14 and Santa Ana 0.
Palomar's men's team
placed third out of 11 teams. Riverside also won the
men's meet with 834 points, with Mesa second with 631
and the Comets third with 530. Palomar was followed by
Grossmont with325.5, Chaffey 298, Mt. SAC 230.5, El
Camino 213, Southwestern 164, Rio Hondo 159, L.A. Trade
Tech 90 and Santa Ana 12.
Jacob was a triple winner
in the women's meet (400-yard individual medley in
4:58.47, 100 breaststroke in 1:13.14 and 200 IM in
2:18.62. She also fiished second in the 200 backstroke,
totaling 77 of the Comets' 502 team points.
Mundt won the 100
butterfly in 1:05.16 and the 200 butterfly with a
2:28.88. Gates placed first in the 200 breaststroke in
2:44.87. Palomar's other top-three placewinners were
Carley Woods (second in the 200 breaststroke) and Morgan
Brown (third in the 200 butterfly).
Neil Gorman took two
second places for the PC men, in the 100 and 200
backstroke races. Ryan McCauley was second in the 200
breaststroke and third in the 200 IM. Nick Hendricks
took third n the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.
Jacob, PC women
turn back SD Mesa 149-99
DIEGO (3-04-2016) --
Freshman Michelle Jacob
out of La Costa Canyon High School was dominant on
Friday as she led visiting Palomar to a 149-99 Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference dual meet victory over San
Jacob won the 100-yard
breaststroke in 1:13.34, the 200 backstroke in 2:21.49,
and the 200 individual medley in 2:20.49. She also swam
a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team.
Double individual winners
for the Comets were Lucy Gates (1,000 freestyle in
12:11.93 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:50.5) and Paulina
DeHaan (100 backstroke in 1:05.67 and the 100 butterfly
in 1:03.23). Kendyl Mundt placed first in the 200
butterfly in 2:27.10 and Dallas Fatseas won the 500
freestyle in 6:07.42.
DeHaan, Morgan Brown and Mundt
joined Jacob on the first-place medley relay team.
Brown, Gates, DeHaan and Mundt won the 200 freestyle
relay in 1:48.19.
Mesa won the men's meet
180-97 despite wins by the Comets' Andrew Bertotti
(10:44.50 in the 1,000 freestyle), Hayden McCauley
(1:01.97 in the 100 breaststroke), Nick Hendricks
(2:20.17 in the 200 breaststroke) and Ryan McCauley
(2:09.09 in the 200 IM).
Palomar is 2-0 in dual
Michelle Jacobs is pictured in a
file picture from earlier in the season. -- File photo
by Hugh Cox
McCauley swims to victory in the men's 1000-yard
freestyle on Friday against Southwestern. --
Photo by Hugh Cox
sweeps Southwestern in dual opener
MARCOS (2-19-2016) --
Palomar's men's and women's swimming teams swept
to a pair of Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
victories over Southwestern to open the 2016
dual meet season on Friday at Wallace Memorial
The men won
173-78. The women's team defeated the Jaguars
140.50 to 86.50.
men 173, Southwestern 78:
Three Comets were double winners in individual
races, Neal Gorman (100-yard freestyle in 51.05,
100 individual medley in 1:02.94), Travis Lane
(50 backstroke in 29.26, 100 breaststroke in
1:06.16) and Mark Morin (50 freestyle in 22.75,
100 backstroke in 1:00.50).
Gorman also swam
the leadoff leg in the 200 medley relay, which
he and teammates Eli Foley, Zach Friedrichs and
Zach Wagonis won in 1:51.18.
Other winners for
Palomar were Ryan McCauley (1000 freestyle in
10:50.58), Nick Hendricks (50 breaststroke in
29:10), Hayden McCauley (500 freestyle in
5:28.05) and the 200 freestyle relay team (won
by Ryan McCauley, Quintin Meyers, Tim Sheehy and
Kipper Schmidt in 1:39.64.
women 140.50, Southwestern 86.50:
Michelle Jacob was a triple winner for the
women's squad, racing to first places in the 50
backstroke (30.41), the 100 breaststroke
(1:13.54) and the 100 IM (1:05.35).
The Comets also
had three double winners, Lucy Gates (1000
freestyle in 12:22.98, 50 breaststroke in
35.22), Morgan Brown (100 butterfly in 1:08.39,
100 freestyle in 1:00.83) and Paulina DeHaan
(100 backstroke in 1:06.40, 50 butterfly in
29.31). Morgan Hage was the other Palomar
individual winner, swiming the 500 freestyle in
The Comets also
won the 200 medley relay (Brown, Hage, Carley
Woods and Dallas Fatseas in 2:07.90) and the 200
freestyle relay (Kendyl Mundt, Kylie Slater,
Gates and DeHaan in 1:53.49).
Palomar's Michelle Jacob
fires out from the blocks in the Women's Pentathlon
backstroke at the Waterman Invitational last Friday
at Wallace Memorial Pool. Jacob finished second out
of 101 entries in the Pentathlon. The Comets' men's
team brought home a championship in the two-day meet
that concluded Saturday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
in pentathlon; PC wins men's title
SAN MARCOS (2-05-2016 / 2-06-2016)
Palomar's Michelle Jacob made a major
splash to begin the community college swimming season,
finishing second out of 101 entries in the Women's
Pentathlon that began the two-day Waterman Festival at
Wallace Memorial Pool.
Jacob finished with an aggregate
3:06.01 time in the event, which includes the 50-yard
butterfly, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and
100 individual medley. Riverside City College's Emily Martin
won the Pentathlon in 3:03.42.
Jacob also had a big performance in
the individual and relay events on the second day of the
meet on Saturday, winning the 100-yard backsroke in 1:04.05
and the 200 IM in 2:23.01 and swimming legs on the Comets'
winning 200 medley relay, 350 backstroke and 100 Iron Woman
The Palomar men's team, meanwhile,
won the team competition, scoring 722 points, and was
followed by San Diego Mesa (531), Chaffey (417) and Cerritos
In women's team scoring, Cerritos
won with 637 points, followed by Chaffey (565), the Comets
(469) and Mesa (349).
Palomar teammate Morgan Brown swam
an aggregate 3:11.57 to finish just behind Jacob in the
Women's Pentathlon in third place. Paulina DeHaan finished
ninth for Palomar and Lucy Gates was 14th.
In the Men's Pentathlon, Palomar's
Ryan McCauley finished fourth with an aggregate 2:40.32 time
in competition won by RCC's Maxence Bouvier in 2:31.58. The
Comets' Neal Gorman was 10th.
Individual winners on Saturday for
the Comets, along with Jacob, were Paulina DeHaan (1:06.13
in the women's 100 butterfly), Casey Woods (1:18.20 in the
women's 100 breaststroke), McCauley (4:32.13 in the men's
400 IM) and Andrew Berlotti (11:17.75 in the men's 1,000
Palomar's other relay winners on
Saturday were the women's 350 butterfly team, the women's
350 breaststroke team, the men's 350 breaststroke team, the
women's 200 under/over medley team, the mixed 300 coed
freestyle team, the women's 400 freestyle team and the men's
400 freestyle team.
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