LA VERNE, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swim & Dive Team dominated Saturday's tri-meet against Chapman and La Verne, putting up 120 points while Chapman scored 24 and La Verne had 13. The Sagehens won 15 events at the meet, showcasing their depth as 12 different athletes took first place.
Over at the boards, Jem Stern claimed first in the 3-meter dive at 289.45 while Ben Willet won the 1-meter at 271.00.
Over in the competition pool, the Sagehens opened up with a win in the 200 Yard Medley Relay as the A Team comprised of Nikhil Kundu, Nick Lewis, Ryan Drover, and Liam O'Shea took first at 1:36.90. In second, the Sagehens' B Team, featuring Jason Lu, Teddy Koerner, Jack Montoro, and Greg Havton clocked in at 1:39.52 while the C Team (Nick Borowsky, Nathan Hahn, Coleton Brubaker, and Riley Kinlaw) followed closely in third at 1:39.89.
In the 200 Freestyle, Will Abele took the top spot at 1:44.30 while his teammate O'Shea followed in second at 1:46.28. Nikhil Kundu took first in the 100 Backstroke at 53.20 while freshman Jason Lu followed closely in second at 53.35. Lu later went on to win the 200 Backstroke at 1:56.00 and the 400 Individual Medley at 4:09.18. Nick Lewis won the 100 Breaststroke at 1:00.29 while Kinlaw followed in second at 1:02.51. Jack Swanson clocked in at 1:59.00 to win the 200 Butterfly and Greg Havton took the 50 Freestyle at 22:29. Lukas Ming Menkhoff cruised to a convincing victory in the 100 Freestyle, timing at 46.55 seconds while Zach Senator followed in second at 49.27.
Over in the 200 Breaststroke, Teddy Koerner clinched first at 2:09.42 while Kundu took second t 2:11.96. Freshman Paddy Baylis won the 500 Freestyle at 4:47.96 and Jack Montoro later finished first in the 100 Butterfly at 53.23.
In the final event of the afternoon, the Sagehens cruised to a dominant victory in the 400 Freestyle Relay as the A Team featuring Senator, Borowsky, Menkhoff, and Tyler Carmichael finished first at 3:13.83.
Up Next: The Sagehens will compete again in two weeks as they host Caltech at Haldeman Pool on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m.