LA MIRADA, CALIF. – The Pomona-Pitzer swimming and diving teams won three of the four relay events to take an opening day lead in both the men's and the women's standings at the 2016 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships in La Mirada, Calif.
The Sagehen men lead the field with 149 points and the Sagehen women jumped out to a 21 point lead with 118 points. .
The Sagehens began the finals portion of the day by sweeping the 200 medley relays. The men's team of Samuel To, Teddy Koerner, Danny Villars and Phillip Clayman nearly had an automatic qualifying time into the NCAA Championships with a 1:31.46 to win the title.
The Sagehen women's foursome of Angela Ling, Mackenzie Cummings, Sarah Jin and Madison Kauahi took home the 200 medley relay title as well with a 1:44.45, which is an NCAA "A" cut and a new program record.
Pomona-Pitzer continued its dominance in the men's 800 free relay. Phillip Clayman, Samuel To, Jack Swanson and Mark Hallman posted an NCAA "B" cut and broke a new school record with a time of 6:45.32.
The championship meet continues tomorrow with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and women's 3-meter diving finals.