INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – The second day of the NCAA Division III Swim and Dive Championships saw some more excellent showings by the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive program as the Sagehens earned three top-5 finishes and took home five First Team All-American honors. Three new program records were set as well.
Mark Hallman, Adrian Hui, Lukas Ming Menkhoff, and Samuel To combined in the 200 Freestyle Relay took sixth in the preliminary at 1:21.47 to earn a spot in the final. They proceeded to finish fourth overall in the final with a time of 1:20.63, setting a new Sagehens record and earning First Team All-American honors.
At the 200 Women's Freestyle Relay, Kate Denend, Maddie Kauahi, Sabrina Kwan, and Hannah Zurmuhl performed better than projected in the preliminaries, taking the third-best time at 1:33.98. They went on to finish fifth in the final at 1:34.10, earning First Team All-American.
Mark Hallman made it to the final of the 200 Freestyle after finishing eighth in the preliminaries at 1:38.39. After helping the 200-Free Relay team take fourth, Hallman tried to muster the remaining energy in his tank to compete in the 200-Free Individual final. He took eighth overall at 1:38.95, taking First Team All-American honors.
Over in the 400 IM preliminaries, Liam O'Shea was one place short of earning a consolation final spot, taking 17th overall at 3:59.00.
At the 100 Butterfly, Ryan Drover took 22nd in the prelim at 49.30 while teammate To finished one spot behind him at 49.41.
In the 400 Medley Relay, Hallman, Menkhoff, To, and Ryan Drover worked to a 3rd place finish at 3:16.75 in the prelims to earn a spot in the men's final. In the final, the men put on a remarkable performance, breaking the Sagehens record at 3:15.30 for a third-place finish and taking First Team All-American honors.
Mackenzie Cummings, Sarah Jin, Kauahi, and Kwan took 7th in the 400 Medley Relay at 3:46.78 to take a spot in the final. They finished in 6th in the final at 3:46.35, breaking the Sagehen record and earning First Team All-American.
The Sagehens will compete in the men's and women's 100 Breaststroke (Lukas Menkhoff and Angela Ling), women's 100 women's 100 Backstroke (Angela Ling and Sarah Jin), and the men's 800 Freestyle Relay (Will Abele, Mark Hallman, Liam O'Shea, and Samuel To)