CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Swim and Dive Team remain on the top of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday afternoon after beating both Whittier College and Chapman University in a dual meet. The Sagehens outscored the Poets 186-110 and beat the Panthers 193-105.
Emma van der Veen led the Hens on the diving boards, taking second in the 3-meter at 198.70 and third in the 1-meter at 203.35.
The Hens opened the meet with two teams finishing in the top-three in the 200 yard medley relay. Angela Ling, Maddie Kauahi, Alex Seidel, and Kate Denend worked to a first place finish at 1:50.26. Tori Agostini, Clare Flynn, Mikaela Nishida, and Sabrina Kwan took third at 1:53.74. Senior Vee Vanderpoel was neck-to-neck against teammate Anna Newman in the 1650 freestyle, but the upperclassman triumphed to a first place finish at 18:17.92. Newman followed in second at 18:19.85.
Maddie Kauahi continued her strong junior campaign, taking first in the 50 freestyle at 24.55 and the 100 freestyle at 53.85. Anna Newman closed out the individual events with a first place finish in the 400 individual medley at 4:44.48.
Denise Dao, Denend, Seidel, and Kauahi concluded the meet with a first place victory in the 200 freestyle relay, clocking in at 1:38.18.
The Hens will swim again at home on Friday, December 1 at 3 p.m. and Saturday December 2 at 11 a.m. as they host cross-street rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on both dates.