CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Swim and Dive commanded a 220-72 victory over Caltech on a rainy Saturday afternoon, taking first in 14 out of 16 events. The event started off with a Senior Day ceremony as the Sagehens took some time to honor the graduating seniors in the program for their hard work and commitment on and off the pool. The seniors honored were Erin Bigus, Mariah Bowman, Mackenzie Cummings, Ali Flagsbe-Tsai, Clare Flynn, Sarah Jin, Maddie Kauahi, Angela Ling, and Lavinya Yap. At the end of the meet, another Sagehen swimmer was honored as Alex Werner broke the school and Haldeman Pool record in the 200 Yard Breaststroke with an NCAA B Cut qualifying time of 2:21.49.
The Sagehens opened the meet with a strong showing in the 1-meter diving boards as Emma van der Veen broke the Haldeman Pool record and finished first with a score of 261.25. Ruby Epstein also broke the pool record, finishing second at 252.70. In the 3-meter dive, Epstein claimed the top spot with the winning score of 221.40.
Over in the competition pool, the meet started with the 200 Medley Relay, which the Sagehens' A-Team won as Ling, Alex Gill, Kauahi, and Hannah Zurmuhl took first at 1:47.52. In the 200 Freestyle, Anna Newman finish first at 2:00.28 while Kirsten Mortimer followed closely in second at 2:00.36. Ling won the 100 Backstroke at 57.96 while Jin crossed in second at 59.01.
In addition to winning the 200 Breaststroke, Alex Werner also won the 100 Breaststroke at 1:06.84. Later in the 50 Freestyle, Zurmuhl led her heat with a time of 25.14 while teammate Emily Brooks followed behind at 25.33. Alex Gill was a close third at 25.37, but she later won the 200 Individual Medley at 2:17.11.
Maddie Kauahi won the 100 Freestyle at 53.93 and Tori Agostini took the top spot in the 200 Backstroke at 2:12.87. Mortimer took the top spot in the 500 Freestyle at 5:26.12 while teammate Maia Pauley won at 5:29.27. In the final event of the afternoon, the 200 Freestyle Relay, the Pomona-Pitzer A-Team won as Zurmuhl, Jin, Kate Denend, and Kauahi clocked in at 1:38.81.
Up Next: The Sagehens will remain home next week as they host the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m.