History in the Making – Azusa Pacific University Athletics
ST. GEORGES, Utah — After another long day in the halls, Azusa Pacific swim & dive would finish in third place to match their best finish at the PCSC Conference Championships on Saturday. In addition to the team arrival, Montana White was named swimmer of the meet while divers Melia Stout and Amy Crayne were selected as co-various of the meeting. In his first season as the team’s diving coach, jim luci was named the meet’s diving coach.
Amanda Anderson had the second-most points of any swimmer in the meet as the Cougars had the top two swimmers in the PCSC Championships for the first time in program history.
“All the hours of practice, all the early mornings and all the desire to accomplish has resulted in one of the most successful seasons in Cougar history,” the head coach said. Tim Kyle noted. “We proved this week that together we can succeed. This team is special! What an incredible four days of competition for APU Swim & Dive! ‘Perseverance can turn failure into extraordinary success. -Matt Biondi'”
How it went (Day 4): At the opening event on the final day, Tessie Scavone fourth in 1650 Libre and her teammate Hannah Frey took eighth place in the same event.
White then won her fourth conference crown, this time in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.06, edging the rest of the field by less than three-tenths of a second. Riley Smith earned seventh place in the event as she finished Cougar third in points for the week.
In Chest 200, Anderson and Delanie Gearing finished 2-3 in the event with times of 2:20.87 and 2:23.39 to earn valuable points for their team on the final day.
The 200 Fly was the next event and Emily Rigsby earned third place with a time of 2:08.16 heading into the final race of the event, the 400 freestyle relay. The Cougars A team included Smith, White, Hannah Swailsand Rigsby which resulted in another third place finish to crown the PCSC Championships.
The Cougars totaled 930.5 points as a team and held off rival BioLa for third place, tied for the best finish in program history.