SHENANDOAH, TX — The Pomona-Pitzer Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams finished the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on a high note.
"We had a great meet," said Head Coach Jean-Paul Gowdy. "Credit goes to the work the swimmers put in to get to this point. Coach Meghan Sisson and I are especially proud that all ten of our swimmers represented here earned All-American honors."
Maddie Kauahi broke her own Sagehen record in the 100 freestyle on her way to taking eighth in the event. The sophomore finished with a new Pomona-Pitzer record of 50.77 in the prelims of the event. Kauahi set the previous record at 51.09 during her freshman season.
Later in the finals, Kauahi turned in an All-American performance finishing eighth with a time of 50.98.
The men's 400 freestyle relay team set their own program record on the final day of the NCAA Championships. After swimming 3:01.78 in the prelims, the combination of Adrian Hui, Mark Hallman, Ryan Drover, and Samuel To finished in 13th place, setting Pomona-Pitzer's record in the event at 3:01.18.
Sarah Jin turned in her final individual performance of the week finishing with a time of 2:03.96 in the 200 backstroke prelims.
The Sagehens broke five program records during the course of the championships including Kauahi's performance in the 100 freestyle and the men's 400 freestyle relay team. The men's 200 freestyle relay team (Adrian Hui, Mark Hallman, Ryan Drover, and Samuel To) set the new record in the prelims of the event at 1:21.70. The squad went on to take fifth in the finals.
Sarah Jin set the new record in the 100 backstroke when she finished with a time of 55.51 while taking ninth in the event. Will Abele, Zach Senator, To, and Hallman set Pomona-Pitzer's best mark in the 800 freestyle relay taking 13th with a time of 6:44.00.
"I'm very proud of our swimmers' ability to perform at their best on the biggest stage and the great team dynamic we had all week," Gowdy continued. "We're enjoining the moment we are in now. With so many things to be proud of over the entire season and to cap it with the performances this weekend, we'll savor this for a bit before we start looking ahead."
Samuel To – 200 IM (Prelims, 1:51.98), 400 IM (4:04.87)
Will Abele – 200 butterfly (Prelims, 1:52.59), 400 IM (Prelims, 4:02.87)
Mark Hallman – 200 freestyle (Prelims, 1:40.56), 500 freestyle (Prelims, 4:40.54)
Zach Senator – 500 freestyle (Prelims, 4:41.40)
Adrian Hui – 50 freestyle (Prelims, 20.68)
Ryan Drover – 100 butterfly (Prelims, 49.21)
Maddie Kauahi – 50 freestyle (Prelims, 23.54), 100 freestyle (Finals, 50.98, 8th; Prelims, 50.77)
Sarah Jin – 100 backstroke (Consolation Finals, 55.51, T-9th, All-American, program record; Prelims, 55.93), 200 IM (Prelims, 2:07.78), 200 backstroke (Prelims, 2:03.96)
Angela Ling – 100 butterfly (Prelims, 57.70), 100 backstroke (Consolation Finals, 55.68, T-11th, All-American; Prelims, 56.12)