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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

Jacob 2nd 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 relay teams.

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 (410).

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 freestyle).

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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