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January 21, 2014 > Four Pioneers double up in win over Sunbirds

Four Pioneers double up in win over Sunbirds

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Cal State East Bay swimming outlasted Pacific Coast Swim Conference (PCSC) rival Fresno Pacific by a 154-111 margin, Friday, January 17th, at Pioneer Pool. Caitlin DeNise, Madison Hauanio, Brittany Rojo and Rachel Shimizu each won two individual events in the victory.

Fresno Pacific won the 400-yard medley relay to take an 11-6 lead following the meetÕs opening race. However a 1-2 finish from Hannah Cutts and Mariam Lowe in the 1,000 free gave the host Pioneers a lead they would hold to the end.

Shimizu won the 200 free (1:56.14) by over two full seconds and the 500 free (5:16.32) by more than eight. DeNise was the only swimmer to complete four lengths of backstroke in under one minute (59.93) and doubled up in the 100 free (53.27). Hauanio has won 5-of-6 individual races over the past two meets including todayÕs first place finishes in the 50 free (24.32) and 200 back (2:10.84). Rojo outclassed the field in the 200 fly (2:12.12) and was the only sub-minute finisher in the 100 fly (59.22).

FPUÕs Kendall Swanson led all swimmers with three individual events win on the day. She won the 100 breast (1:05.03), 200 breast (2:24.76) and 200 individual medley (2:09.88). Swanson holds the fastest times this season in both breaststroke events, and posted a PCSC top-10 time with her 200 IM result on Saturday.

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