Feb. 18, 2012
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's swim team took fifth place at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship meet at East Los Angeles College on Saturday evening. BYU won the conference championship with a total of 732 points, followed by UC Santa Barbara (699), UC Davis (546), Cal Poly (539.5) and USD (299.5). The fourth and final day of competition was highlighted by freshman Keenan Lineback's second-place finish in the 1650 free and Sarah Geerdes' fourth-place showing in the 100 free.
Lineback swam in the first final of the evening and posted a season-best 16:48.82 in the 1650 free. She bettered her previous best (16:57.02) by nearly 10 seconds. Taylor Noonan followed that with a 17th-place swim in the 200 back, finishing in 2:04.60 and establishing a new season-best in the process.
The 100 free saw Geerdes capture fourth place with her season-best time of 50.80. Jacquie Kimmel also surpassed her previous season-best with her 51.86 that was good for 13th place. In the next event, Melissa Andruzzi finished in 11th in the 200 breast by clocking a 2:19.09, marking her fastest swim in that event this season.
In the 200 fly, Eleanor Phillips took 11th place with her time of 2:04.08, narrowly topping her previous season-best of 2:04.36. Meanwhile, Lineback finished in 16th place in that event with her 2:07.31.
The final event of the meet featured USD's A relay (Finucane, Kimmel, Andruzzi, Geerdes) claiming fifth place with their time of 3:27.82 in the 400 free relay. Their time was over two second faster than their previous season-best (3:29.96).