The last of my three recap posts from the PAC Championship/James E. Longnecker Invitational.

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It’s been a long weekend – rewarding for many; revealing for some. But 30-some hours of pool time later, the meet has come to its conclusion.
After some last-night traditions, the final leg of the competition kicked off with a recognition of all the seniors participating in the invitational.

As expected, the Grove City women ran away with the meet. They gained 67 points on Westminster Saturday, sealing a 151-point victory. For the men, it came down to the last day, but the kind of tight finish in the last race many were expecting (this writer included) did not happen. The men’s team faded away somewhere in the middle of Saturday’s finals, making the gap simply too much to overcome. They finished with 728 points, 13 behind Westminster. Despite the men’s team being outpaced, though, there were many great moments for both Grove City teams.

The women sent three swimmers…

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I’m working the 2013 PAC Championship. Here’s a preview I wrote earlier this week.

Collegian Sports

This Thursday, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams aim to top the rest of the conference in the PAC Swimming & Diving Championship. Grove City will once again host the three-day long invitational. In addition to swimming with the comforts of home, the hosts have reason to believe they will be successful in another championship meet. Expectations are high, but this program has become accustomed to that reality.

Anything other than a victory for the women (10-6, 4-0 in PAC) would be both a surprise and a disappointment. The team not only hasn’t lost to a PAC rival this year, but it has scored at least 30 points more than each in-conference opponent. There’s no reason to think the team will falter under the familiar late-season pressure. Barring the improbable, the women will secure a fifth consecutive PAC conference title.

The men’s side of the meet will likely come down…

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