Pomona-Pitzer Secures the 2019 SCIAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship Crown

Pomona-Pitzer Secures the 2019 SCIAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championship Crown

The Pomona-Pitzer men's swimming & diving team won the program's second consecutive Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championship title Sunday evening at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce, Calif. 

Pomona-Pitzer logged a winning score of 1125.50, followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) in second with 984.50 points and Redlands in third with 588 points. California Lutheran took fourth with 478.50 points, while Occidental was fifth with 465. Caltech finished sixth (436), followed by Chapman (287.50), La Verne (198) and Whittier (97). 

The men's 1650-yard freestyle featured a top time of 15:34.45 set by Pomona-Pitzer's Paddy Baylis, while Benjamin Brewer of Cal Lutheran clocked a time of 15:34.47 to finish second. The tight race saw Brandon Pon of La Verne finish third with a mark of 15:46.13. 

Caltech's Nick Jasinski won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:48.17 followed by Jason Lu and Liam O'Shea of Pomona-Pitzer who notched respective times of 1:48.56 and 1:50.01. 

Teammates Aaron Bauer and Sam Ayers of Redlands finished first and second in the 100-yard freestyle with times of 45.47 and 45.48, while Lukas Menkhoff of the Sagehens was just behind nad 45.50 in close race. 

Tom Gallup of the Beavers took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a mark of 2:01.39, while Henry Limm of CMS was second in 2:01.60. Aaron Lutzker of the Stags placed in the bronze spot with a time of 2:02.33. 

Andreas Nybo of Cal Lutheran powered to a top finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:47.85, while Will Abele of Pomona-Pitzer came finished in the silver position with a time of 1:49.34. John Everett of CMS placed third with a time of 1:51.13. 

The Sagehens' 400-yard freestyle relay quartet of Menkhoff, Abele, Archie Spindler and Ryan Drover finished first with a time of 3:00.69, while the Redlands combination of Carson Brett, Lucas Ulmer, Ayers and Bauer glided to second with a time of 3:03.01. CMS took third as Andreas Roeseler, Marco Conati, Christian Simon and Daniel Hayon registered a mark of 3:04.30.