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Parson, Mckillican set school records at Pasadena Invitational

Parson, Mckillican set school records at Pasadena Invitational

Sarah Parson collected a first, two thirds and three top-3 relay finishes on Friday as SBCC grabbed third place on the first day of the 18th annual Pasadena Invitational women's swimming & diving meet.

Parson, a freshman from Arroyo Grande High, took first in the 100 breaststroke and set a school record in 1:07.44, breaking Kaili Faust's 2014 record by 0.85 seconds. She was third in the 50 free (24.91) and 200 free (1:58.27) with both times ranking fourth on the Vaqueros' all-time list.

Meagan Mckillican also set a school record in the 200 backstroke. She took second in 2:16.03.

Kelee Shimizu had a big day with a win in the 200 free in 1:56.88 (No. 2 all-time at SBCC), second in the 500 free (5:18.65, No. 3 all-time) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:00.65, No. 3 all-time).

"It was a great day of competition with over 20 best times of the season," said coach Chuckie Roth. "We are getting faster when it matters."

Santa Barbara took second in the 800 free relay with a team of Mckillican, Shimizu, Alyssa Russell-Sadoff and Parson (8:17.03). The Vaqueros were third in the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay with a foursome of Mckillican, Parson, Emma Fraser and Shimizu.

Eighteen-time State champion Orange Coast leads by more than 100 points. Diablo Valley is second with 249 and the Vaqueros are third with 322.

The Vaqueros won last year's Pasadena Invite in their fourth season of competition. They finished second in 2016 and fourth in 2015.