Women Take Lead After Day 1 of SCIAC Championship

Women Take Lead After Day 1 of SCIAC Championship

COMMERCE, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's swim and dive program yielded promising results at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Meet, ending the first day tied for first with cross-street rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 118 points. Competing in two events, the Sagehens produced strong outcomes to take the lead in the standings.

The major highlight of the day came in the 200 Yard Medley Relay as a team comprised of Angela Ling, Mackenzie Cummings, Alex Seidel, and Maddie Kauahi not only took first place, but also set the conference and meet record with a time of 1:42.33 and earned 44 meet points. The Sagehens' B Team consisting of Sarah Jin, Erin Bigus, Sabrina Kwan, and Kate Denend took 10th and secured 20 points.

Over in the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay, the Sagehens' A Team took second place as Vee Vanderpoel, Katherine Lauerman, Anna Newman, and Kirsten Mortimer combined for a time of 7:43.17 to take 38 points. The B Team comprised of Hanna Zurmuhl, Kate Denend, Allison Liu, and Tori Agostini took 11th at 7:49.43 to earn 16 points.

The Sagehens will compete again tomorrow for the second day of the meet. The preliminaries begin at 9 a.m. and the final heats commence at 5 p.m.