Sagehens Defeat Redlands, First Win Over Bulldogs Since 1999

Sagehens Defeat Redlands, First Win Over Bulldogs Since 1999

Redlands, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swimming and Diving team dominated throughout the swimming events as it captured a 179-115 win over Redlands, earning the program's first win over the Bulldogs since 1998-99.

The win was the eighth in a row for the Sagehens, who improve to 8-1 in the year and 5-0 in the SCIAC, with the only loss coming to Division II Cal Baptist on Nov. 16.

Freshman Daniel To earned an NCAA "B" cut in the 100-yard backstroke by edging Jeff Depew of Redlands in a thrilling race, 51.18 to 51.33. Junior Chris Garnatz (pictured) also had a strong day by sweeping the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events and contributing to the final winning freestyle relay team.

The Sagehens opened with a win in the medley relay in 1:34.89, missing the school record by only two-tenths of a second, as To, freshman Kyle Dalrymple (breaststroke), sophomore Will Thorson (butterfly) and junior Hugh Berryman (freestyle) won easily.

Pomona-Pitzer dominated the distance events, as sophomore Andy Wright (10:13.32), freshman Tommy Turner and sophomore Devon Kennedy went 1-2-3 in the 1000. Wright also broke five minutes in the 500 (4:58.38), to lead a 1-2-3 finish with Turner and sophomore Austin Abrams.

The Sagehens had similar dominance in the breaststroke, as Dalyrmple won both, coming in under a minute again in the 100 (59.29) to lead a 1-2-3 finish with sophomore Hugo Ho and senior Nathan Yale. Dalrymple took the 200 in 2:13.51, leading a 1-2-3 finish with sophomore Ferrel Atkins and Yale.

Freshman Danny Villars won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:57.98 and Berryman won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.64 to give the Sagehens nine individual wins to go along with the two relay victories.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action on Saturday for a tri-meet at Whittier, along with La Verne.