The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim & Dive Team saw two divers win All-SCIAC Honors after the second day of the SCIAC Dive Championship on Sunday afternoon as Jem Stern and Ben Willett finished second and third, respectively, in the 1-Meter Boards.
Jem Stern finished in second place in the 3-Meter Dive at the SCIAC Dive Championship on Saturday, setting the program record in the event as well. This marks the second straight year the Sagehens had an All-SCIAC athlete in the 3-Meter Dive competition after Bilguun Altantulkhuur finished third last year.
The Pomona-Pitzer Dive athletes will be competing for a SCIAC Championship at Haldeman Pool this Saturday and Sunday, February 16th and 17th. After a successful showing by both the men’s and women’s team throughout the regular season, including a couple program records, the Sagehens are ready to take the big prize this weekend.
CLAREMONT, CA. – Pomona-Pitzer had four athletes earn Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week honors with junior Izzy Deatherage (Softball), sophomore Lukas Ming Menkhoff (Men’s Swim & Dive), sophomore Jed Kronenberg (Men’s Tennis) and senior Kahea Kahaulelio (Women’s Water Polo) all earning the award as announced by the league office.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive Team hosted the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, competing against swimmers from cross-street rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in a non-scoring dual meet. Lukas Ming Menkhoff made history at the invite, setting the Haldeman Pool record for the 50-yard Butterfly with a time of 22.36. Swimming the butterfly during the 50 Freestyle event, Menkhoff currently holds the third-fastest time in the country.
The pouring rain and gusty winds did not damper the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive team on Saturday afternoon, as they secured their first conference sweep in the modern SCIAC era after defeating Caltech 233-51. The victory marks the first time the Sagehens went 8-0 in conference meets in history.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive program dove into 2019 with a huge meet victory over Cal Lutheran 166 to 121. The Sagehens took nine first place finishes at the meet as Lukas Ming Menkhoff won two events.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive produced strong results at the final day of the Lancer Invitational despite bringing 10 swimmers to Cal Baptist on Saturday, scoring 261 meet points for a fourth-place finish.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim & Dive program finished the first day of the Lancer Invitational with 95 meet points on Friday afternoon. Competing against Division I host Cal Baptist University and Division II programs Concordia University (Irvine) and Fresno Pacific, the Sagehens finished the day in fourth after eight events.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim & Dive Team struck gold on Monday afternoon, sweeping the SCIAC Athlete of the Week for Swimming and Diving. Freshmen Jem Stern and Paddy Baylis took SCIAC Athletes of the Week after their outstanding performances at the Sixth Street Rivalry meet from this past weekend.
In an attempt to fundraise for sarcoma research, the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive program will be participating in the Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay on Monday, November 19. This will be the eighth straight year the Sagehens have participated in this special event.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive team overwhelmed the University of Redlands in their dual meet on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Bulldogs 221 to 74. The Sagehens took first place in 15 events as Lukas Ming Menkhoff, Will Abele, and Jason Lu took first in two events each while Paddy Baylis made the NCAA B Cut in the 1650 Yard Freestyle.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season got off to a great start for the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim & Dive team as the Sagehens won their tri-meet against Whittier College and Occidental College on Saturday morning.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named freshman Jason Lu of the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim & Dive Team the SCIAC Athlete of the Week. The freshman impressed in his first conference meet of the season, taking first place in three events against Whittier College and Occidental College.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Paddy Baylis and Jem Stern of the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim & Dive Team Athlete of the Week. The two freshmen were coming off strong performances at the Fresno Pacific Dual Meet back on Saturday, November 3.
The Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive Team emerged victorious in their dual meet against Fresno Pacific University, outscoring them 174.00 to 120.00. The Sagehens took first place in 10 events and saw several standout performances from their freshman class, especially Jason Lu and Paddy Baylis.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Lukas Ming Menkhoff of the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swim and Dive team to SCIAC Athlete of the Week after putting on winning performances in his first two meets of the season.
Lofty expectations have been set for the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swimming and Diving program this season after a wildly successful 2017-18 campaign. Ranked No. 7 in the nation by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the Sagehens will embark on the new season tomorrow when they visit Cal Baptist University in a dual meet at 4:00 p.m.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced the TYR 2018-19 Preseason Polls for Division III, listing both the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swim and Dive program and the women’s program within the top-15.
The Pomona-Pitzer Swimming and Diving program released the new 2018-19 schedule, competing in 11 regular season meets with five at home. After a historically successful 2017-18 season in which the men’s and women’s team won the SCIAC Championship in the same year for the first time in program history, the Sagehens look forward to exceeding expectations one meet at a time.
Incoming freshman Paddy Baylis of the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swimming & Diving Team will be representing his native New Zealand in the upcoming Junior Pan Pacific Championships held in Fiji. The event will run from August 23-26.