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Friday, November 21, 2008
RESULTS VS. MARS HILL COLLEGE (2008-11-21 16:00:00)

Mars Hill, NC – The Pfeiffer University Falcons lost to the Mars Hill College Lions in non-conference men's and women's swimming action on Friday evening. Pfeiffer put up a strong showing, even though the Lions almost doubled the Falcons in roster size. There was no doubt that Pfeiffer would lose the meet due to their numbers, but the Falcons showed they were true competitors by taking 10 first place finishes. The men lost 147-111, while the women lost by a score of 189-58.
Opening up the meet with a first place win for the men’s team was the 200 yard medley relay team of Marc Kourie (Johannesburg, South Africa), Kevin Parks (Mesa, AZ), Zach McMichael (Raleigh, NC), and Pat Porter (Kannapolis, NC) with a time of 1:41.32. These four gentlemen swam a 3:21.29 to close out the evening with a first place win as the 400 yard freestyle relay team. Kourie took his third first place finish in the 100 yard backstroke (56.73). Parks swam a 2:23.43 to take first in the 200 yard breaststroke. McMichael finished in the top spot in the 100 butterfly (52.81) and won the 200 butterfly (1:57.37) by the full length of the pool. Porter also took home two more wins in the 50 (22.05) and 100 (50.25) freestyles.
Brittany Byrum (Matthews, NC) was the top finisher for the women’s team taking home two first place wins. She pushed through the last 10 yards and swam a 1:03.90 in the 100 yard butterfly. Byrum also out touched her competitors to win the 200 yard backstroke with a 2:17.99. MHC-Pfeifer 11-21 - 11/21/2008 Results Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay =============================================================================== School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Mars Hill College 'A' 1:59.37 2:00.69 11 1) Thomas, Rebekah 2) Kulakova, Mariya 3) Holt, Nikki 4) Golding, Tiffany 2 Mars Hill College 'B' NT 2:05.27 4 1) Jordan, Krissy 2) Fridd, Sam 3) Chocarro, Ana 4) Brockwell, Lara -- Mars Hill College 'C' NT DQ 1) Greene, Katy 2) Butler, Brittany 3) James, Katie 4) Steele, Kelsey Event 2 Men 200 Yard Medley Relay =============================================================================== School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Pfeiffer University 'A' NT 1:41.32 11 1) Kourie, Marc 2) Parks, Kevin 3) McMichael, Zach 4) Porter, Patrick 2 Mars Hill College 'A' 1:40.62 1:42.10 4 1) Fackler, Carson 2) Smith, Ed 3) Maloney, PJ 4) Wilkes, Mike 3 Mars Hill College 'B' NT 1:51.57 2 1) Mashburn, Sam 2) McGinnis, Hudson 3) Toro, Jared 4) Moore, David 4 Pfeiffer University 'B' NT 1:58.86 1) Gallegos, Vince 2) Baggett, Brad 3) San Agustin, Brian 4) Cannon, Jeff 5 Mars Hill College 'C' NT 2:03.51 1) Annas, Paul 2) Viens, Brian 3) Rodriquez, Frank 4) Stidham, Rainer Event 3 Women 1000 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Varga, Ashley Mars Hill NT 11:58.82 9 2 Fitzgibbons, Hannah Pfeiffer NT 12:02.77 4 Event 4 Men 1000 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Hoffman, Luke Mars Hill 10:44.32 10:42.07 9 2 Maloney, PJ Mars Hill 10:32.48 10:50.83 4 3 Viens, Brian Mars Hill NT 11:13.36 3 4 Gallegos, Vince Pfeiffer NT 11:24.75 2 Event 5 Women 200 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Palo, Lena Mars Hill 1:59.27 2:02.66 9 2 Shields, Amanda Pfeiffer NT 2:12.44 4 3 Steele, Kelsey Mars Hill NT 2:18.10 3 4 Greene, Katy Mars Hill 2:37.37 2:41.12 2 Event 6 Men 200 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Smith, Ed Mars Hill 1:47.95 1:47.77 9 2 Jenkins, Josh Pfeiffer NT 1:59.74 4 3 Moore, David Mars Hill NT 2:03.97 3 4 Baggett, Brad Pfeiffer NT 2:05.76 2 5 Stidham, Rainer Mars Hill 2:20.38 2:18.95 1 Event 7 Women 100 Yard Backstroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Thomas, Rebekah Mars Hill 1:04.39 1:04.10 9 2 Brockwell, Lara Mars Hill 1:06.37 1:07.73 4 3 Jordan, Krissy Mars Hill 1:07.09 1:07.97 3 4 Gray, Carolyn Pfeiffer NT 1:17.01 2 Event 8 Men 100 Yard Backstroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Kourie, Marc Pfeiffer NT 56.73 9 2 Arnold, Yonatan Mars Hill 58.95 58.78 4 3 Fackler, Carson Mars Hill 54.59 59.19 3 4 Mashburn, Sam Mars Hill 58.85 1:00.06 2 Event 9 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Kulakova, Mariya Mars Hill 1:11.82 1:13.21 9 2 Butler, Brittany Mars Hill NT 1:18.42 4 3 Fridd, Sam Mars Hill 1:17.80 1:18.58 3 4 Fitzgibbons, Hannah Pfeiffer NT 1:21.34 2 5 Prim, Joy Pfeiffer NT 1:28.96 1 6 Elmsater, Lina Pfeiffer NT 1:35.08 Event 10 Men 100 Yard Breaststroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Smith, Ed Mars Hill 59.70 1:02.28 9 2 Parks, Kevin Pfeiffer NT 1:04.25 4 3 Cannon, Jeff Pfeiffer NT 1:09.31 3 4 Toro, Jared Mars Hill NT 1:11.32 2 5 McGinnis, Hudson Mars Hill 1:18.12 1:19.31 1 Event 11 Women 200 Yard Butterfly =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Chocarro, Ana Mars Hill NT 2:21.65 9 2 Byrum, Brittany Pfeiffer NT 2:21.76 4 3 Holt, Nikki Mars Hill 2:25.59 2:28.39 3 4 Brasche, Katie Mars Hill 2:30.02 2:29.10 2 Event 12 Men 200 Yard Butterfly =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 McMichael, Zach Pfeiffer NT 1:57.37 9 2 Hoffman, Luke Mars Hill 2:13.54 2:15.09 4 3 San Agustin, Brian Pfeiffer NT 2:15.94 3 4 Rodriquez, Frank Mars Hill 2:32.49 2:37.17 2 5 Annas, Paul Mars Hill 2:51.32 2:50.80 1 Event 13 Women 50 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Palo, Lena Mars Hill 25.92 26.45 9 2 Golding, Tiffany Mars Hill 26.32 26.99 4 3 Shields, Amanda Pfeiffer NT 28.32 3 4 DiVaccaro, Nicole Pfeiffer NT 28.39 2 5 James, Katie Mars Hill 29.43 32.18 1 6 Elmsater, Lina Pfeiffer NT 35.83 Event 14 Men 50 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Porter, Patrick Pfeiffer NT 22.05 9 2 Wilkes, Mike Mars Hill 22.12 22.55 4 3 Hartshorn, Sam Mars Hill 22.65 22.81 3 4 Gallegos, Vince Pfeiffer NT 24.29 2 5 Arnold, Yonatan Mars Hill 23.62 24.55 1 Event 15 Women 100 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Palo, Lena Mars Hill 54.70 56.25 9 2 Brasche, Katie Mars Hill 57.78 59.92 4 3 Varga, Ashley Mars Hill 58.30 1:01.06 3 4 DiVaccaro, Nicole Pfeiffer NT 1:05.48 2 5 Prim, Joy Pfeiffer NT 1:18.09 1 6 Elmsater, Lina Pfeiffer NT 1:18.84 Event 16 Men 100 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Porter, Patrick Pfeiffer NT 50.25 9 2 Wilkes, Mike Mars Hill 49.66 51.24 4 3 Hartshorn, Sam Mars Hill 50.47 51.64 3 4 Arnold, Yonatan Mars Hill 53.53 53.70 2 5 Jenkins, Josh Pfeiffer NT 56.30 1 Event 17 Women 200 Yard Backstroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Byrum, Brittany Pfeiffer NT 2:17.99 9 2 Thomas, Rebekah Mars Hill 2:20.92 2:18.02 4 3 Shields, Amanda Pfeiffer NT 2:27.30 3 4 Jordan, Krissy Mars Hill 2:25.67 2:28.52 2 5 Brockwell, Lara Mars Hill 2:27.93 2:35.47 1 Event 18 Men 200 Yard Backstroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Fackler, Carson Mars Hill 1:59.19 2:02.74 9 2 Kourie, Marc Pfeiffer NT 2:02.93 4 3 Mashburn, Sam Mars Hill 2:06.77 2:13.36 3 4 Annas, Paul Mars Hill 2:28.88 2:28.17 2 Event 19 Women 200 Yard Breaststroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Kulakova, Mariya Mars Hill 2:35.56 2:38.26 9 2 Butler, Brittany Mars Hill 2:41.48 2:42.53 4 3 Fridd, Sam Mars Hill 2:47.32 2:53.60 3 4 Prim, Joy Pfeiffer NT 3:13.88 2 Event 20 Men 200 Yard Breaststroke =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Parks, Kevin Pfeiffer NT 2:23.43 9 2 Hartshorn, Sam Mars Hill 2:27.21 2:30.39 4 3 Toro, Jared Mars Hill NT 2:37.43 3 4 Baggett, Brad Pfeiffer NT 2:46.29 2 5 McGinnis, Hudson Mars Hill 2:52.50 2:57.43 1 Event 21 Women 500 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Golding, Tiffany Mars Hill 5:33.72 5:40.35 9 2 Chocarro, Ana Mars Hill 5:44.40 5:54.93 4 3 Fitzgibbons, Hannah Pfeiffer NT 5:59.92 3 Event 22 Men 500 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Maloney, PJ Mars Hill 4:54.99 5:12.13 9 2 Hoffman, Luke Mars Hill 5:10.36 5:22.02 4 3 Viens, Brian Mars Hill 5:35.15 5:24.80 3 4 Jenkins, Josh Pfeiffer NT 5:33.18 2 5 Gallegos, Vince Pfeiffer NT 5:45.79 1 Event 23 Women 100 Yard Butterfly =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Byrum, Brittany Pfeiffer NT 1:03.90 9 2 Brasche, Katie Mars Hill 1:04.53 1:04.72 4 3 Holt, Nikki Mars Hill 1:05.04 1:05.25 3 4 Jordan, Krissy Mars Hill 1:07.86 1:08.11 2 5 Gray, Carolyn Pfeiffer NT 1:20.84 1 Event 24 Men 100 Yard Butterfly =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 McMichael, Zach Pfeiffer NT 52.81 9 2 Smith, Ed Mars Hill 54.07 54.99 4 3 Cannon, Jeff Pfeiffer NT 58.72 3 4 Mashburn, Sam Mars Hill 59.41 59.08 2 5 Rodriquez, Frank Mars Hill 1:08.72 1:08.08 1 Event 25 Women 200 Yard IM =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Palo, Lena Mars Hill 2:17.68 2:21.51 9 2 Kulakova, Mariya Mars Hill 2:19.03 2:22.35 4 3 Butler, Brittany Mars Hill 2:26.97 2:31.78 3 4 Gray, Carolyn Pfeiffer NT 2:49.69 2 5 DiVaccaro, Nicole Pfeiffer NT 2:50.31 1 Event 26 Men 200 Yard IM =============================================================================== Name Age School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Fackler, Carson Mars Hill 2:02.21 2:07.41 9 2 Toro, Jared Mars Hill 2:11.74 2:10.94 4 3 Hoffman, Luke Mars Hill 2:05.66 2:17.40 3 4 San Agustin, Brian Pfeiffer NT 2:17.82 2 Event 27 Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay =============================================================================== School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Mars Hill College 'A' 3:54.64 3:55.90 11 1) Thomas, Rebekah 2) Varga, Ashley 3) Golding, Tiffany 4) Brasche, Katie 2 Pfeiffer University 'A' NT 4:06.36 3 1) Fitzgibbons, Hannah 2) DiVaccaro, Nicole 3) Shields, Amanda 4) Byrum, Brittany 2 Mars Hill College 'B' NT 4:06.36 3 1) Holt, Nikki 2) Chocarro, Ana 3) Brockwell, Lara 4) Fridd, Sam -- Mars Hill College 'C' NT X4:28.52 1) Steele, Kelsey 2) Jordan, Krissy 3) James, Katie 4) Greene, Katy Event 28 Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay =============================================================================== School Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Pfeiffer University 'A' NT 3:21.29 11 1) Kourie, Marc 2) Parks, Kevin 3) McMichael, Zach 4) Porter, Patrick 2 Mars Hill College 'A' 3:19.77 3:22.71 4 1) Wilkes, Mike 2) Arnold, Yonatan 3) Maloney, PJ 4) Hartshorn, Sam 3 Mars Hill College 'B' NT 3:39.82 2 1) Moore, David 2) Viens, Brian 3) Annas, Paul 4) Rodriquez, Frank 4 Pfeiffer University 'B' NT 3:47.52 1) Baggett, Brad 2) Jenkins, Josh 3) San Agustin, Brian 4) Cannon, Jeff -- Mars Hill College 'C' NT X3:57.09 1) Smith, Ed 2) Mashburn, Sam 3) Stidham, Rainer 4) McGinnis, Hudson Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 28 1. Mars Hill College 189 2. Pfeiffer University 58 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 28 1. Mars Hill College 147 2. Pfeiffer University 111