Men's Swim & Dive: Sagehens Take Early Lead In Day 1 of CMS Dual

Men's Swim & Dive: Sagehens Take Early Lead In Day 1 of CMS Dual

CLAREMONT, CA. – The first day of the Sixth Street Rivalry meet between the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swim & Dive team and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps ended in favor of the Sagehens as the visiting side took a 63.5 to 42.5 lead.

Over at the boards, Jem Stern impressed in the 3-meter dive, scoring a "9" in one of his attempts and winning with 285.25 points. Fellow freshman Ben Willett took second place at 273.55.

In the competition pool, the Sagehens opened up with a victory in the 400 Yard Medley Relay as Nikhil Kundu, Lukas Ming Menkhoff, Ryan Drover, and Will Abele combined for a first-place finish at 3:21.58. It was a close finish as CMS' A-Team followed in second at 3:22.81. In the next event, the 500 Freestyle, Paddy Baylis continued his dominant run in the distance, taking first at 4:35.51, beating second-place Michael Lee of CMS by more than four seconds.

Over at the 200 Individual Medley, Jason Lu won first place by a close margin, clocking at 1:52.79 while Aaron Lutzker of CMS was right behind in second at 1:53.87. Menkhof continued his strong run in short distance, taking first in the 50 Freestyle at 20.71 while his teammate Ryan Drover tied for third with Daniel Hayon of CMS at exactly 21.46. The Sagehens couldn't capitalize in the final event of the day as the Stags took a close victory in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Hayon, Dave Makhervaks, Marco Conati, and Andreas Roeseler took first at 1:24.01 while the Sagehens' team of Nick Borowsky, Liam O'Shea, Riley Kinlaw, and Ryan Drover took second at 1:26.09.

Up Next: The Sagehens will conclude the rest of the meet tomorrow at Axelrood Pool in Claremont McKenna at 10:30 a.m.