COMMERCE, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's swim and dive team finished the second day of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship in second place with 377 points, taking first place in two events and having three individual athletes and the 200-Yard Freestyle relay team make the NCAA B Cuts.
Maddie Kauahi was the highlight of the evening, cruising through the 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.30. Her time set the new SCIAC meet, open, and Sagehen record. Hannah Zurmuhl took third in the same event at 23.56. Both Zurmuhl and Kauahi made the NCAA B Cut.
Over at the boards, Emma van der Veen made the NCAA B Cut after placing in third in the 1-meter dive at 423.55. Vee Vanderpoel also finished in third place in the 500 Freestyle, clocking in at 5:05.59.
The Sagehens stole the show in the final event of the evening as Zurmuhl, Kauahi, Kate Denend, and Sabrina Kwan took first place in the 200 Freestyle Relay, setting the new SCIAC Meet, open, and school record with a time of 1:33.79. The time also broke the NCAA B Cut, putting the team in the nationals.
The SCIAC Championship meet will resume tomorrow, with the preliminaries at 9 a.m. and the final at 5 p.m.