CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Swim & Dive Program will look to earn their second straight SCIAC Championship title as they compete in the four-day meet starting tomorrow at Commerce, California. The Sagehens went 7-1 in their regular season dual meets and will look to triumph with a strong core of returners and a talented group of first years.
Maddie Kauahi has been performing exceptionally well in the short distance events, boasting the fastest 100 Yard Freestyle time in the SCIAC at 52.24 seconds. She also holds the second-fastest 50 Freestyle time in conference at 24.01 and the third-fastest 100 Butterfly at 57.52.
Another Sagehen who is favored to take the 100 Freestyle, Hannah Zurmuhl, has been right behind Kauahi with the second-fastest time in the SCIAC at 52.35.
Angela Ling will look to take the top spots in the backstroke competition, holding the fastest SCIAC time in the 100 Backstroke at 56.68 seconds and the second-best in the 50 Back at 26.20. She also clocked in the third-fastest 50 Butterfly time in the SCIAC at 26.97.
First year Alex Gill has been one of the best breaststroke swimmers in the conference, posting the best time in the 50 at 30.52 and the 100 at 1:04.77. Her classmate Alex Werner currently holds the school record in the 200 Breaststroke at 2:21.49, the second-fastest SCIAC time this season.
Kirsten Mortimer has stood out in the distance events for the Sagehens, posting the second-fastest 500 Freestyle time at 5:10.23 while Anna Newman holds the third-fastest 1650 Freestyle time at 18:14.88. Newman also produced the third-fastest 200 Butterfly time in the SCIAC at 2:08.61 and the third-fastest 400 IM at 4:39.68.
The Sagehens will open up their title run on Thursday, February 21st to Sunday, February 24th. The preliminaries will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the final events start at 5:00 p.m.
The SCIAC Championships will take place at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce, Calif. General admission to the meet is $10. Military members, children under the age of 12 will be discounted at $5. Students with a SCIAC-Affiliated school ID can enter free.