Hallman, Samuel To Break School Marks At SCIACs

Hallman, Samuel To Break School Marks At SCIACs

Whittier, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swimming and Diving team set three school records on Friday during the second day of the SCIAC Championships at Whittier College. 

Freshmen Mark Hallman (500 free) and Samuel To (200 IM) each put their names in the Pomona-Pitzer record books, while the Sagehens also saw its third relay record fall (out of three events). The 200-yard freestyle relay team trimmed almost two seconds of the school mark to come in second. 

Hallman shattered the school record in the 500 with a 4:30.71, while breaking the meet record in the morning, and passing that mark again in the evening. He finished second, though to Cameron Whiting of CMS, who won in 4:29.37. The old Pomona-Pitzer record of 4:39.84 was set by David Hendrickson in 2009, and Hallman knocked over nine seconds off that mark. Sophomore Tommy Turner finished seventh (4:38.28) and freshman Spencer Satz (4:38.54) came in eighth to both pass Hendrickson's old mark as well. 

Joining Hallman in the record books was To, who came in third in the 200 IM with a time of 1:52.85. That broke the old mark of 1:53.67, set by Max Scholten in 2012. It is To's second school record set this season, after breaking the old mark in the 100-yard butterfly back in December. 

In the final event of the day, Andrew Savage, Hallman, Eirik Hansen and Hugh Berryman finished the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:22.60, placing second behind CMS (1:21.97). The time easily beat the record of 1:24.39, set at last year's SCIAC Championships. 

Pomona-Pitzer returns to action on the third day of the SCIACs tomorrow, with prelims in the morning at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.