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.