Hallman Wins 200 Free On Third Day Of SCIACs

Hallman Wins 200 Free On Third Day Of SCIACs

Whittier, Calif. - Freshman Mark Hallman set a new school and meet record in the 200-yard freestyle to finish in first place on the third day of the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships at Whittier College. 

Hallman finished in 1:38.81, winning the race by just under a half-second over Cameron Whiting of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Hallman's time broke the SCIAC Championships record by 11 hundredths of a second and broke the Pomona-Pitzer record (1:47.70), which had stood since Steve Smith set it in 1988, by almost nine seconds. 

Freshman Samuel To finished second in the 400 IM with an impressive time of 4:03.65, eight seconds faster than he swam the event in the morning prelims. Spencer Satz also earned a seventh-place finish and Alex Landau ninth to give the Sagehens more points from the event from their freshman class. 

Sophomore Daniel To also had a strong swim in the 100 back, finishing in 50.58 for a personal best time to place him second overall at the meet. The To brothers, along with sophomore Kyle Dalrymple (who was fifth in the 100 breast) and Hallman helped the Sagehens to a second-place finish in the 400 yard Medley relay as well.

Pomona-Pitzer concludes the SCIAC Championships tomorrow with 9 a.m. prelims and 5 p.m. finals in the 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast and 200 fly, with the 1650 also taking place on Sunday evening.