After day three of the 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, Pomona-Pitzer leads the men's and women's fields with one day of swimming and diving remaining.
Pomona-Pitzer has registered 809.5 points, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) is in second with 683. Cal Lutheran (389) holds a slim margin over Redlands (381) for third, while Occidental (294.5) has a narrow edge over Caltech (292) for fifth. In seventh is Chapman with 238 points, while Whittier (140) and La Verne (100) round out the men's field.
On the women's side, the Sagehens moved into first place with 764 points, while CMS is in second with 673 points. Chapman and Redlands are in third and fourth with 345 and 328 points respectively, while Cal Lutheran (276) and Occidental (257) are in fifth and sixth. Whittier is close to the Tigers in seventh with 251 points, while Caltech (205) and La Verne (154) follow in eighth and ninth.
In the men's 1-meter dive finals, Kendall Hollimon of CMS claimed the SCIAC championship with a final score of 554.80. Second place went to Pomona-Pitzer's Bilguun Altantulkhuur who carded a total of 497.45. Redlands' Jacob Miner placed third in the event with a combined mark of 463.90.
In the men's 400-yard individual medley, Liam O'Shea of Pomona-Pitzer clocked a new meet record time of 3:55.17 to win the event. He finished ahead of Henry Limm of CMS who registered a time of 3:55.61. In third place was the Stags' Aaron Lutzker with a time of 3:59.17.
The Sagehens continued to excel in the event as Anna Newman won the event in a time of 4:32.97. Pomona-Pitzer teammate Vee Vanderpoel placed second with a time of 4:33.33, while CMS's Ivy Chen came in third with a mark of 4:34.91.
The men's 100-yard butterfly Ryan Drover of Pomona-Pitzer powered to a new meet record of 48.60, while Austin Lashley of Occidental placed second with a time of 48.95. In third was Samuel To of the Sagehens who notched a time of 48.97.
Gemma Takahashi of Caltech glided to a winning time of 56.91 in the women's 100-yard butterfly, while Sabrina Kwan of Pomona-Pitzer, and August Key of Redlands followed in second and third with respective times of 57.03 and 57.09.
Mark Hallman of Pomona-Pitzer powered to a new meet record in the men's 200-yard freestyle with a winning mark of 1:38.20. Caltech's Alex Janosi finished second with a time of 1:39.96, while Cal Lutheran's Zach Zamecki placed third with a time of 1:40.68.
Cal Lutheran's Mardell Ramirez surged to a time of 1:50.28 setting a new meet and SCIAC record in the women's 200-yard freestyle. Brittany Percin of Caltech placed second in the event with a time of 1:51.68, while the Sagehens' Madison Kauahi touched third (1:51.98).
In the men's 100-yard breaststroke, Lukas Menkhoff of Pomona-Pitzer clocked a winning time of 53.70 setting a new meet and SCIAC record in the process. Tom Gallup of Caltech (55.42) and Andreas Nybo of Cal Lutheran (56.10) placed second and third in the event.
In the women's 100-yard breaststroke, Mackenzie Cummings of Pomona-Pitzer secured a winning mark of 1:04.42, while Bryn Edwards of CMS followed with a time of 1:04.53. In third was the Athenas' Claire Bacon-Brenes with a time of 1:04.63.
The men's 100-yard backstroke saw Samuel To of Pomona-Pitzer glide to a top time of 49.80. His Sagehens' teammate Nikhil Kundu followed in second with a time of 50.06, while Chapman's William Crewe added a third place mark of 50.27.
Brooke Geske of Whittier won the women's 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.11, while Sarah Jin of Pomona-Pitzer came in second with a time of 56.12. In third was CMS's Jocelyn Crawford who logged a time of 56.30.
In the men's 400-yard medley relay, the Sagehens' quartet of To, Menkhoff, Drover and Hallman notched a sizzling time of 3:16.53 to set a new meet and SCIAC record. CMS's team of Dave Makhervaks, Limm, Marco Conati, and Daniel Hayon finished second with a mark of 3:22.38. The Beavers' tandem of Dylan Lu, Gallup, Henry Steiner, and Jonathan Willett finished third (3:23.19).
The final event of the evening was the women's 400-yard medley relay and the Pomona-Pitzer team of Jin, Cummings, Kwan and Kauahi clocked a winning time of 3:47.01. The CMS combination of Chen, Edwards, Allie Umemoto, and Natalia Orbach-Mandel finished second (3:53.15). In third place was Whittier's group of Lexi Mauldin, Alexa Melara, Esther Choe, and Geske which finished with a mark of 3:57.04.
The fourth and final day of action at the 2018 SCIAC Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships begins at 9 a.m. with preliminaries in the 200-yard backstroke, the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard butterfly, the 1650-yard freestyle, and the 400-yard freestyle relay.