The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) men's and women's swimming & diving teams wrap up action at the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C. at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
After four days of championship action, Pomona-Pitzer finished 11th overall on the men's side with a total score of 139.50. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) came in 22nd with 34 points, followed by California Lutheran tied for 31st overall with 12 points. Caltech rounded out the men's scoring teams from the SCIAC with six points and tied for 39th finish.
On the women's side, the Sagehens finished in the top 10 as a team earning seventh place overall with 143 points. The Athenas logged 36 points and finished 22nd, followed by Occidental which was tied for 37th with seven points.
In the women's 100-yard freestyle, Hannah Zurmuhl of Pomona-Pitzer finished tied for 26th overall with a time of 51.70, while teammate Madison Kauahi finished 49th with a time of 52.62. Grace Sanchez of Cal Lutheran and Brittany Percin of Caltech placed 52nd and 53rd with respective times of 52.82 and 52.86, while CMS's Ava Sealander finished 56th with a time of 53.24.
The men's 100-yard freestyle featured a time of 44.92 by Pomona-Pitzer's Lukas Menkhoff who placed 15th overall and earned a spot in the consolation finals. The Stags' Marco Conati logged a time of 45.25 and finished 22nd overall.
Sarah Jin of the Sagehens glided to 26th overall in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.46), while teammate Angela Ling followed in 32nd with a time of 2:09.38.
In the men's 200-yard backstroke, Jason Lu of Pomona-Pitzer qualified for an alternate spot finishing 17th overall with a time of 1:48.45 in the race.
The 200-yard breaststroke featured an eighth place finish by Alexandra Werner of the Sagehens who posted a time of 2:18.11, while Augusta Lewis of the Athenas qualified as an alternate with an 18th place time of 2:20.93.
Caltech's Tom Gallup led SCIAC performers in the men's 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:06.93 which placed him 29th.
The women's 400-yard freestyle relay saw the Pomona-Pitzer foursome of Zurmuhl, Allison Liu, Katherine Denend, and Kauahi secured a consolation finals spot with a 10th place time of 3:27.07. The CMS tandem of Riley Hoffman, Janet Tran, Emma Stacy, and Natalia Orbach-Mandel finished in a consolation finals spot (13) with a time of 3:27.92.
The Sagehens' men's 400-yard freestyle relay quartet of Menkhoff, Will Abele, Archie Spindler, and Ryan Drover powered to a time of 3:00.77 and finished sixth in the preliminaries - qualifying for the championship finals in the event.
The prelims of the men's 3-meter diving featured CMS's Kendall Hollimon who finished second and qualified for the championship finals with a score of 548.25.
In the finals of the women's 1650-yard freestyle, Mia Syme of CMS powered to a 13th place time of 17:06.97.
Pomona-Pitzer's Paddy Baylis clocked a fourth place and All-American time of 15:25.66 in the men's 1650-yard freestyle, while Cal Lutheran's Ben Brewer was 19th on the men's side with a time of 16:20.97.
In the men's 100-yard freestyle consolation finals, Menkhoff finished tied for 15th with a time of 45.08.
The women's 200-yard breaststroke saw Werner glide to All-American honors with a time of 2:18.15 and eighth place finish in the championship finalso of the race.
In the championship finals of the men's 3-meter diving event Hollimon scored a mark of 547.85 to place third and garner All-American praise.
The Sagehens' women's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Zurmuhl, Liu, Denend and Kauahi notched an 11th place finish with a time of 3:27.46 after racing in the consolation finals of the event. The Athenas placed just one behind in 12th as the combination of Hoffman, Tran, Stacy and Orbach-Mandel collected a time of 3:27.75.
On the men's side, Menkhoff, Abele, Spindler, and Drover raced to an All-American, eighth place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:01.47.