Junior Aaron Buchanan led the Tiger with 33 points at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Championships.
Tigers face tough competition at PCSD Championships
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM
LA MARIDA, Cal. – The Olivet Nazarene University swim team went up against their toughest competition to date as they participated in the 2013 Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Championship from Feb. 13-16. The conference is made up of 13 teams from around the country and is comprised of both NAIA and NCAA Div. I, II and III institutions. The men’s team finished sixth overall, with the women coming in 12th.
Junior captain Aaron Buchanan (Beavercreek, Ohio) posted a team-high 33 points for the Tigers. He placed 10th in 400-yard individual medley (4:13.09) and 11th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.09). Freshman Aaron Moyer (St. Joseph, Mich.) finished with 29 points, including a 12th place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.95), while freshman Jacob Anderson (Clifton, Ill.) added 27 points. Anderson placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke (53.86).
Freshmen Mary Wilson (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Sydney Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) were the leading scorers for the women’s team with 12 and 10, respectively. Harris set a new school record with her 18th place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.47) and added a 22nd place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.62). Wilson captured 15th place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.59).
The University of California-San Diego, an NCAA Div. II program, captured first place on both the men’s and women’s sides, scoring 938.5 and 872 points respectively. California State University-East Bay took second in the women’s wit 850, while California Baptist University took second in the men’s with 885. The Tiger women’s team finished with 192 points to the 344 posted by the men’s team.
Next, the first year Tigers will compete in the NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships on Feb. 27-March 2 in Oklahoma City, Okla.