Elsa Jaques of Redlands the women’s relays stole the show for the SCIAC on day one of the 2017 NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championships at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas on Wednesday.
Jaques placed 15th in the 200 IM prelims to advance to the finals with a time of 2:05.49 and also finished 15th in the finals with a time of 2:06.28, earning the first points of the meet for anyone from the SCIAC.
In the women’s 200 medley relay, CMS placed 10th in the prelims with a 1:44.34 and 11th in the finals (1:43.92) and Pomona-Pitzer was 16th in the prelims (1:45.22) and moved up one spot in the finals to 15th (1:44.57) as both teams earned points for their respective schools.
The top 16 in each individual event prelims advanced to the night finals. Benjamin Brewer from Cal Lutheran just missed out on the 500 Free finals, placing 18th in a time of 4:31.59.
Benjamin Culberson of CMS also competed in the 500 Free prelims (4:31.99) with Mark Hallman (4:40.54) and Zachary Senator (4:41.40) from Pomona-Pitzer, respectively.
Continuing on the men’s side, Adrian Hui from Pomona-Pitzer placed 18th in the 50 Free prelims (20.68), Samuel To finished 21st in the prelims of the men’s 200 IM for Pomona-Pitzer with a time of 1:51.98.
Thomas Gallup from Caltech also competed in the 50 Free prelims (21.86).
In the men’s relay’s, Pomona-Pitzer placed 19th in the 200 medley (1:32.17) and CMS finished with a time of (1:32.95)
Also competing on day one in preliminaries but not advancing to finals on the women’s side were: Madison Kauahi from Pomona Pitzer who just missed out by one place for a spot in the finals with a time of 23.54 in the 50 Free.
Elizabeth Carrade of CMS in the 500 Free (5:08.46), Stephanie Doi from CMS (2:07.21) and teammate Claire Bacon-Brenes (2:16.74) and Sarah Jin from Pomona-Pitzer (2:07.78) in the 200 IM, Jocelyn Crawford from CMS (23.77) and Mardell Ramirez from Cal Lutheran (23.93) in the 50 Free also all competed on day one.
Day two begins at 8 a.m. PST. You can find all of the results here: