CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer men's swim and dive program capped off senior day with lopsided victories over Caltech and Cal Lutheran University on Saturday afternoon. The two victories propel the Sagehens to a 7-1 record in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Before the start of the meet, the Sagehens took some time honor seniors Spencer Satz, Kyle Allison, Robert Buxton, Mark Hallman, Peter Hansen, Alexander Landau, Mark Rusznak, and Samuel To for their contribution to the swim and dive program.
The Sagehens took first place in 12 of the 17 events at the meet, while To, Bilguun Altantulkhuur, Mark Hallman, and Lukas Ming Menkhoff won two events each. Menkhoff closed out the regular season in spectacular fashion, setting the Haldeman Pool record in the 50 Yard Freestyle at 20.86. His lead off time in his team's 400 Freestyle Relay at 44.98 was a new pool record and an NCAA B cut.
Altantulkhuur swept the diving competitions, winning the 1-meter dive at 246.85 and the 3-meter at 239.95. The Sagehens opened up the swimming competition with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay by team "A" as To, Menkhoff, Ryan Drover, and Adrian Hui combined for a first place finish at 1:34.06.
Hallman earned the top spot in the 200 Freestyle, finishing at 1:42.36, more than two seconds ahead of second-place Liam O'Shea. The senior also took first in the 100 Freestyle at 46.69. To opened up his senior day with a first-place finish in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 51.78 followed by a victory in the 200 Individual Medley at 1:54.46.
Prior to his record-setting finish in the 50 Freestyle, Menkhoff took first in the 100 Breaststroke at 55.59, more than three seconds ahead of second-place Tom Gallup of Caltech.
Freshman Nikhil Kundu continued his impressive debut season with a first-place finish in the 200 Backstroke while his classmate Greg Havton later won the 100 Butterfly at 51.33. O'Shea won the 400 IM at 4:05.26.
Up Next: The Sagehens will take the weekend off to prepare for the SCIAC Championship in Commerce, CA which will go from February 21st to 24th. Preliminary events start at 9 a.m. and the finals beginning at 5 p.m.