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Women's Swim Perserveres Without Cheung In 14th Pasadena Invitational

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Swimming without top sophomore Shannon Cheung who was ill with the flu, the Pasadena City College women's swim team held its own with a fifth place finish at the 14th Pasadena Invitational held April 4-5 at the Aquatic Center. 

The Lancers didn't win any events but again showed their depth by scoring 297 points. Orange Coast won the team title.

Freshman Connie Peng was the PCC star of the meet as she placed second out of 55 swimmers in the 50-yard backstroke with a 28.72 seconds time. She was just a stroke behind winner Kiersten Shew of Mt. San Antonio (28.62).

Peng also took third in the 100 backstroke (1:02.36), fourth in the 50 butterfly (27.57), fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.70) and 14th in the 50 freestyle (26.03). Peng helped PCC take sixth in the 200 freestyle relay with teammates Arolyn Basham, Tiffany Wong and Courtney Fukushima (1:58.15). 

Basham, a sophomore, placed fifth in the 50 breaststroke (32.54), seventh in the 100 butterfly (1:03.01), and eighth in the 100 individual medley (1:04.57). Wong placed sixth in the 100 IM (1:04.27), eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:03.68), 12th in the 50 butterfly (29.08), and 16th in the 100 freestyle (57.81). Victoria Leflang swam to eighth in the 1,650 freestyle in 20:05.09. Fukushima was 12th in the 1,650 at 20:23.87 and 14th in the 500 freestyle (5:44.25). 

Current Top State 15 Times For Lancers

50-yard freestyle--Cheung, 15th, 25.40
200 freestyle--Cheung, 5th, 1:57.47
500 freestyle--Cheung, 8th, 5:19.15
1,000 freestyle--Cheung, 1st, 10:44.97
50 backstroke--Peng, 5th, 28.55; Cheung, 11th, 29.44
100 backstroke--Peng, 9th, 1:02.06; Cheung, 11th, 1:02.49
200 backstroke--Cheung, 2nd, 2:15.77; Peng, 4th, 2:20.37
50 breaststroke--Basham, 11th, 32.29
200 breaststroke--Basham, 2nd, 2:34.57; Fukushima, 12th, 2:53.04
50 butterfly--Peng, 9th, 27.50; Cheung, 14th, 27.92; Wong, 15th, 27.95
100 butterfly--Peng, 12th, 1:01.70
200 butterfly--Cheung, 2nd, 2:19.52; Peng, 4th, 2:25.82; Wong, 7th, 2:27.59; Stephy Lao, 11th, 2:43.88; Lauren Walls, 15th, 2:58.89
100 IM--Cheung, 9th, 1:03.49; Wong, 13th, 1:04.27
200 IM--Cheung, 4th, 2:15.27
400 IM--Cheung, 1st, 4:46.87

[Photo--Lancer Stephy Lao dives into the pool as part of a relay during the 14th Pasadena Invitational held April 4-5 at the PCC Aquatic Center, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

Release Date: 04/07/14
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