Comets improve times, hit goals over season

Palomar’s Corey Meyers competes in the Men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke preliminary heat Apr 18 during the PCAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships held at Palomar College Wallace Memorial Pool. Meyers' finished with a time of 1:20:10. Stephen Davis/The Telescope

Palomar’s Corey Meyers competes in the Men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke preliminary heat Apr 18 during the PCAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships held at Palomar College Wallace Memorial Pool. Meyers’ finished with a time of 1:20:10. Stephen Davis/The Telescope

The Palomar College Men’s Swimming team continued to achieve its goals this season as well as obtaining a personal best at conference with swimmers’ improved times.

Members of the Palomar College and Grossmont College men's swim team dive into the pool to begin the 100 yard breast event March 14, 2014. Lucas Spenser/Telescope 2014.

Members of the Palomar College and Grossmont College men’s swim team dive into the pool to begin the 100 yard breast event March 14, 2014. Lucas Spenser/Telescope 2014.

 

The Comets finished second in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Wallace Memorial Pool where freshman swimmer Rich Farley captured his third gold medal at the meet. Farley was voted conference Men’s Co-Swimmer of the year.

Palomar College Men’s Swimmer Jadan Smithers said that the Comets winning the 800 free relay to beat their rival Grossmont in conference was the team’s biggest highlight.

Comet’s sophomore Danny Hartl also got first place on day three of the conference as he swam to a 17:04.78 in the 1650 freestyle.

 

 

Smithers said both Jem McAdams and Scott Lawson are the best coaches he has ever swam for.

Smithers said teammates such as Sophomore swimmer Danny Hartl pushed him everyday.

“Hartl will always be this much in front of me in practice, which is exactly what you need in training. You always need someone just a little ahead of you. He’s definitely that guy because he’s just a little faster than me but I can still try and keep up,” Smithers said.

 

Author: Lottiesha Blandon

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