Men's Swimming and Diving Continues Strong Start At Whittier

Men's Swimming and Diving Continues Strong Start At Whittier

Whittier, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 18 nationally, continued its strong start to the 2014-15 season by rolling to a 197-75 win over Whittier in its SCIAC opener on Saturday. 

The Sagehens are now 1-1 on the season in dual meets, with a narrow 154-134 loss to Division II Cal Baptist in its first dual on Nov. 15. 

Pomona-Pitzer got off to a strong start, winning the 400-yard medley relay by 6.5 seconds as Daniel To (back), Kyle Dalrymple (breast), Danny Villars (fly) and Hugh Berryman (free) finished in 3:30.21. Andy Wright and Tommy Turner were then 1-2 in the 1650, and Mark Hallman and Chris Garnatz were 1-2 in the 200 free.

Daniel To and Samuel To led a 1-4 finish for the Sagehens in the 100-yard backstroke, with Daniel finishing in 53.41 and his younger brother Samuel less than a second behind in 54.31. After Whittier won the 100-yard breaststroke, the Sagehens were 1-4 in the 200-yard butterfly, with Villars finishing first (1:57.54), followed by Jack Denvir, Alexander Landau and Spencer Satz.

Hallman, Berryman and Villars were the top three in a 1-5 finish for the Sagehens in the 100-yard freestyle, and Samuel To edged his brother in a bang-bang finish in the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.96 to 1:58.01). Dalrymple then won the 20-yard breaststroke, Satz (pictured) took the 500-yard freestyle, Will Thorson erned the 100-yard butterfly and Samuel To captured the 200-yard IM.

The final relay again saw Pomona-Pitzer win handily, taking the 200-yard freestyle in 1:25.83 behind Andrew Savage, Eirik Hansen, Berryman and Hallman.

Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action next weekend at the Commerce Invitational.