Sagehens Cruise To Pair Of SCIAC Wins

Sagehens Cruise To Pair Of SCIAC Wins

Claremont, Calif. - Freshman Danny Villars (pictured - photo by Paul Messana) won the 200 butterfly in under 2:00 and added a win in the 200 IM to lead the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swimming and Diving team to SCIAC wins over Occidental and Caltech in a tri-meet on Saturday at Haldeman Pool.

With the win, the Sagehens improve to 6-1 in duals on the year, including 3-0 in the SCIAC.

Villars earned the win in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:59.81, coming in just .19 under the 2:00 barrier. He nearly added another sub-2:00 time in the individual medley, but finished in first with a time of 2:00.66.

Fellow freshman Daniel To had the most convincing win of the day, capturing the 200-yard backstroke by 16 seconds (almost a full pool length), winning in 1:56.08.

The Sagehens started out the meet by missing the pool record in the 200-yard medley relay by just .04, clocking a time of 1:36.39. To (backstroke), Hugh Berryman (freestyle), Will Thorson (butterfly) and Kyle Dalrymple (breaststroke) were park of that relay. The Sagehens then went 1-2-3 in the 1000-yard freestyle, with sophomore Andy Wright winning in 10:16.12, followed by Tommy Turner and Austin Abrams.

Junior Kevin Byrne and senior Mark Berry were 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle for the Sagehens, with Byrne clocking the winning time of 1:51.16. Freshman Timmy Hardman then won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.13, with senior Gabe Leggott finishing second. Dalrymple came in a close second to Steven Vandeventer of Occidental in the 100-yard breaststroke, but trimmed a little more of his personal best with the Sagehens, clocking a 59:32 after breaking 1:00 earlier this week against Wheaton with a 59:81.

Berryman, To and junior Chris Garnatz made it another 1-2-3 finish in the 50-yard freestyle, with Berryman winning in 21.58. After a break, Berryman-Garnatz-Hardman were 1-2-2 in the 100, with Berryman taking it in 48.11. Wright-Abrams-Turner then added a 1-2-3 in the 500-yard freestyle with Wright winning in 5:00.48.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action next Saturday for a road meet at Chapman.