Women's Swim & Dive: Day 1 Of Sixth Street Dual Meet Ends In Close Finish

Women's Swim & Dive: Day 1 Of Sixth Street Dual Meet Ends In Close Finish

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Swim & Dive team were neck-and-neck with cross-street rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Sixth Street Rivalry Dual Meet, ending the first day fairly close at Axelrood Pool. Day 1 ended with the Athenas holding a 60 to 46 lead over the Sagehens.

The day started at the boards where Emma van der Veen and Ruby Epstein tried to reach top scores. Unfortunately it was Jacque Desmond of CMS who won the 1-meter dive with 268.86 points. Van der Veen finished in second with 243.85 while Ruby Epstein took third at 231.35.

In the first competitive swimming event, the 400 Yard Medley Relay, the Sagehens finished on top as Sarah Jin, Alex Gill, Maddie Kauahi, and Hannah Zurmuhl combined for a time of 3:51.60. It was an extremely close finish as Angela Ling, Alex Werner, Mackenzie Cummings, and Kate Denend took second at 3:52.4 while CMS' Natalie Larsen, Rachel Wander, Augusta Lewis, and Allie Umemoto took a close third at 3:54.73.

Kirsten Mortimer finished in second in the 500 Freestyle, clocking in 5:10.23 behind Leila El Masri of CMS who finished at 5:09.07. Anna Newman finished closely behind, but took fourth at 5:10.68.

Over in the 200 Individual Medley, Cummings went on to take third at 2:10.80 while Alex Gill finished fourth at 2:11.11. The 50 Freestyle ended with a tight finish as CMS' Jocelyn Crawford took first at 23.29 while Kauahi finished second at 24.01. Zurmuhl finished in third at 24.15.

In the final event of the day, the 200 Freestyle Relay, the Athenas finished on top as their "A Team" took first at 1:35.16. The Sagehens' "A Team" was right behind them as Zurmuhl, Kate Eisenbraun, Denend, and Kauahi finished in second at 1:36.14.

Up Next: The Sagehens will conclude the Sixth Street Dual Meet tomorrow at Axelrood Pool at 10:30 a.m.