Men's Swimming and Diving: No. 17 Sagehens Cruise Past La Verne on Senior Day

Men's Swimming and Diving: No. 17 Sagehens Cruise Past La Verne on Senior Day

CLAREMONT, CA – Danny Villars, Samuel To, Nick Lewis, and Adrian Hui set a Haldeman Pool record in the 200 yard freestyle relay, and the No. 17 Men's Swimming and Diving team dominated the La Verne Leopards Saturday afternoon. 

Team Scores: Pomona-Pitzer 200, La Verne 120

Season Impact: The Sagehens keep rolling through SCIAC dual meets, remaining undefeated with one meet left before the SCIAC Championships.

From the Coach: They've been training really hard the last few weeks," said Head Coach Jean-Paul Gowdy. "The results are not where we want them to be in terms of final times but they are in terms of how we're racing so that very good to see."

"They're ready and excited for next weekend and really excited for the SCIAC Championships in a couple weeks. It was a nice meet for the seniors and a good way to send them out at their last meet at Haldeman."

Relays

Villars, Lewis, Hui, and Samuel To closed out the meet with a bang, swimming the fastest time ever in the 200 yard freestyle relay at Haldeman Pool. Their new record stands at 1:25.78. The combination of Teddy Koerner, Erik Garcia, Ryan Franzese, and Nathan Hahn took third (1:29.78).

The Sagehens opened the meet with a win in the 200 yard medley relay with the team of Daniel To, Koerner, Villars, and Mark Hallman (1:36.49). Samuel To, Lewis, Hui, and Franzese took second (1:37.26).

Individual Races

The Sagehens scored their first sweep of the day in the 200 yard freestyle. Zach Senator (1:45.42), Hallman (1:46.03), and Samuel To (1:48.13) took the top spots. 

Daniel To and Garcia went 1-2 in the 100 yard backstroke. To won with a time of 53.28 and Garcia finished at 54.14. Garcia and To swapped positions in the 200 yard backstroke. This time Garcia touched first (1:57.08) and To finished second (1:59.53). Peter Hansen took third (2:06.44).

Pomona-Pitzer's next sweep came in the 100 yard breaststroke. Hahn led the way for the Sagehens (1:00.14), he was followed by Koerner (1:00.76), and Kyle Dalrymple (1:01.05).

Koerner grabbed a win in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:13.92. Dalrymple finished second at 2:14.74.

Will Abele won the 200 yard butterfly (1:56.70) and Jack Swanson took second (2:01.47). Abele won again in the 400 yard IM (4:09.21), leading a trio of Sagehens in the top spots. Liam O'Shea (4:11.05), and Alexander Landau (4:31.41) took the second and third spots.

O'Shea scored a win in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:44.55. Tommy Turner took the second spot at 17:08.10.

Hui continued his dominance in the 50 yard freestyle, winning with a time of 21.16. Lewis finished third at 22.32. Hui scored another win in the 100 yard butterfly. The Sagehens went 1-2-3 in the race with Hui touching first (52.04), followed by Villars (52.31), and Samuel To (52.58).

Swanson won the 500 yard freestyle (4:47.42) and junior teammate Spencer Satz finished third (4:58.46).

Kyle Allison took second in the 1000 yard freestyle at 10:30.59. Villars finished second in the 100 yard freestyle (47.36).

Diving

Michael Schuur finished second in the one-meter dive with a score of 188.63. Jake Crawford took third in the event with a score of 173.63. Crawford also took second in the three-meter dive with a score of 153.83.

Senior Day

The Sagehens honored seniors James Baker, Michael Carson, Kyle Dalrymple, Steven Glick, Jeremy Goldberg, Ian Jaime, Daniel To, Tommy Turner, Danny Villars, and team manager/assistant coach Jason Lammert in a ceremony prior to the start of the meet.

Next Meet: The Sagehens walk across the road to face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in this year's edition of the Sixth Street Rivalry, next Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Both teams are undefeated in SCIAC dual meets this season.