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Swim team makes waves at PCAC tournament

Palomar’s swimming teams made a splash at the PCAC Swim Championships April 16-18 at Wallace Memorial Pool.

The men’s team won the PCAC championships in dominating fashion, scoring 821 points during the three-day meet. San Diego Mesa finished the meet in second place with 761 points, followed by Grossmont with 723 and Southwestern College with 320.

Palomar’s Paul Lee competes in the 200 yard butterfly event held April 18 at Wallace Memorial Pool. The Comets hosted the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s swimming-diving championships. Philip Farry/The Telescope.
Palomar’s Paul Lee competes in the 200 yard butterfly event held April 18 at Wallace Memorial Pool. The Comets hosted the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s swimming-diving championships. Philip Farry/The Telescope.

Sophomore Rich Farley, who also was a member of the PCAC champion men’s water polo team, was a triple event winner during the meet. Farley won the 500-yard freestyle, 200 and 100-yard freestyle; these exploits led him to be named the PCAC Men’s Co-Swimmer of the Year.

The women’s swim team finished the meet with 581 points, which was good enough to place them second in the conference. The eventual winners, Grossmont, won the conference and the meet with 892 points. San Diego Mesa with 530 and Southwestern with 391 round out the rest.

Palomar’s Landon Van Horn competes in the 100yd freestyle held April 18 at Wallace Memorial Pool.  The Comets hosted the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s swimming-diving championships. Philip Farry/The Telescope.
Palomar’s Landon Van Horn competes in the 100yd freestyle held April 18 at Wallace Memorial Pool. The Comets hosted the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s swimming-diving championships. Philip Farry/The Telescope.

On the women’s side, Kendyl Mundt and Morgan Brown finished first and second in the 200-yard butterfly. Mundt set a meet record in her win, finishing with a time of 2:23.40.

The teams won’t get much of a chance to celebrate. They still have one more meet left, the CCCAA Swim Championship in Monterey Park April 30 through May 2.

 

Palomar’s Chelsea Sommer swims the 100 yard Saturday April 18 at Wallace Memorial Pool. The Comets hosted the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s/Women’s swimming-diving championships. Philip Farry/The Telescope.
Palomar’s Chelsea Sommer swims the 100 yard Saturday April 18 at Wallace Memorial Pool. The Comets hosted the 2015 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s/Women’s swimming-diving championships. Philip Farry/The Telescope.

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