LOS ANGELES, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Swim and Dive Team outswam Occidental College on Saturday afternoon on the road. The Sagehens took first place in 12 of the 14 events they competed in, and secured enough top-three finishes to ensure a lopsided victory.
Anna Newman had a solid showing in the long distance, taking first place in the 1000 Yard Freestyle at 10:53.71. She later won the 200 Individual Medley at 2:18.23, just 0.52 seconds ahead of second place finisher Annika Moen of Occidental. Vee Vanderpoel completed the 500 Freestyle in first at 5:27.17, more than five seconds ahead of second place Katherine Lauerman (5:32.88).
Kate Denend had a solid day in the short distance freestyle events, taking first in the 200 at 2:03.23 and the 100 at 54.55. The Sagehens dominated majority of the short distance races as Lavinya Yap took first in the 100 Backstroke at 1:03.36 and Alex Seidel finished at the top in the 50 Butterfly at 26.32. Seidel also took second in the 50 Backstroke at 28.51 behind teammate Angela Ling who crossed at 26.73.
Denise Dao finished in first ahead of teammate Kirsten Mortimer in the 50 Freestyle, crossing at 25.64 while Mortimer clocked in at 25.98. Maddie Kauahi won the 50 Breaststroke at 32.31 while Mikaela Nishida secured first in the 100 Butterfly at 1:02.61.
The Hens capped off the afternoon by taking the top-two spots in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Sabrina Kwan, Denend, Seidel, and Kauahi finished in first at 1:38.66 while Tori Agostini, Sasha Newton, Mortimer, and Dao combined for second at 1:42.13.
The Sagehens will host Whittier College and Chapman University on Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m.