Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won three of the four relay events to take an opening day lead in the women’s standings and second in the men’s at the 2017 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships in Commerce, Calif.
The Sagehen men lead the field with 122 points. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps doesn’t trail by much with 114 points. Cal Lutheran’s 90 points is just enough to edge out in front of Redlands 84 points. Caltech and Occidental are tied in fifth with 79 points . Whittier’s 74 points places it seventh, La Verne’s 54 points place it eighth and Chapman is in ninth with 58 points.
On the women’s side, the Athenas jumped out to an 82 point lead with 210 points in day one. Redlands is second with 128 and Pomona-Pitzer is third with 125. Chapman is in fourth with 106 points, Whittier is in fifth 100 points, Cal Lutheran is sixth with 84 points and Occidental is seventh with 82. La Verne sits in eighth with 68 points and Caltech’s 53 points places it last.
CMS began the finals portion of the day by taking the women’s 200 medley with the team of Kelly Ngo, Claire Bacon-Brenes, Stephanie Doi and Jocelyn Crawford with a 1:43.88 time. Pomona-Pitzer came in just behind with a 1:45.25 while Redlands was third with a 1:47.03.
The Sagehen men’s foursome of Daniel To, Teddy Koerner, Daniel Villars and Adrian Hui took home the 200 medley relay title with a 1:31.31 time. CMS came in second with a 1:31.98 and Redlands took third with a 1:33.19.
The women’s diving got underway with the trials and finals on the 1-meter board while the men had the 3-meter diving preliminaries. CMS’ Maia Presti won the 1-meter diving title with a 504.35. Chapman’s Kellyn Toole took second with a 459.85 and Athena senior Carli Lessard took third with a 453.70.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men took their first event win in the men’s 800 free relay. Matthew Williams, Ben Culberson, Grant Murray and Jackson Crewe posted a time of 6:43.23 to set a SCIAC meet record. Pomona-Pitzer took second with 6:44.02 with Cal Lutheran taking third with 6:51.38.
The CMS women took their second event in the women’s 800 free relay. Lauren Rosenberger, Riley Hoffman, Emma Stacy and Elizabeth Carrade had a SCIAC meet record with a time of 7:37.09 to win the event. Pomona-Pitzer took second with a 7:42.53 and Redlands took third with 7:46.98.
The championship meet continues tomorrow with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and men’s 3-meter diving finals.