Men's Swim & Dive: Sagehens Find Encouraging Results Against Lancers

Men's Swim & Dive: Sagehens Find Encouraging Results Against Lancers

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swim and Dive Team hosted a dual-meet against Cal Baptist University at Haldeman Pool on Friday late afternoon. Although the Division II program won the meet 213 to 87, there were plenty of encouraging signs for the Sagehens from the returners and freshmen on the team.

Freshman Nikhil Kundu swam the 400 medley relay alongside Nathan Hahn, Samuel To, and fellow classmate Lukas Menkhoff. The team worked to a second-place finish at 3:31.57. Kundu later swam in the 100 backtroke and took second at 51.85, just 0.33 behind the first-place finisher. 

Holder of the Pomona-Pitzer school record in the 50 freestyle, Adrian Hui showed why he is one of the best at the event, taking first place over Lancers' Alexis Ohmar with a time of 21.22. He finished 0.32 seconds faster than his counterpart.  Hui later took second in the 100 butterfly at 52.71, less than a second behind first-place finisher Justin Quiroga at 51.52. Freshman Lukas Menkhoff showed what he was capable of in the coming years, taking first place in the 100 freestyle at 46.51, 0.41 seconds faster than second-place Ohmar.

Sophomore Liam O'Shea completed the 200 Individual Medley in second place at 1:57.79 behind Brandon Schuster of CBU. He later joined Menkhoff, Hui, and Samuel To in the end at the 400 freestyle relay. Menkhoff, who swam leadoff, posted the fastest leg time at 22.28. Alongside his teammates, they finished in second place with a time of 3:10.89, two seconds behind the first-place team.

In the diving events, freshman Billy Altantulkhuur took second place in the 1-meter dive with a score of 304.13 and fourth in the 3-meter at 160.65.

Up Next: The Sagehens will host the Pomona-Pitzer Relays tomorrow, October 28 at 11 a.m.