Oxy Women Up to Third at SCIAC Swim

Oxy Women Up to Third at SCIAC Swim

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued competition at the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday with more standout performances.

The Oxy women's team moved up to third place in the competition, headlined by breaking a school record in the 200 free relay (Joan Kronick, Hannah Ash, Cindy Dong and Claire Jang).

The Oxy men were All-SCIAC in the 200 free relay (Sam Sachs, Edward Dabsys, Zander Granath and Zeke Sebastian) after finishing third and are in fifth place overall. 

The competition runs Thursday through Sunday with the prelims each day scheduled for 9 a.m. and the finals session that afternoon at 5 p.m.

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Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14

  1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 417
  2. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 379
  3. Occidental College 216
  4. Chapman University 184
  5. University of Redlands 166
  6. California Institute of Techno 151 California Institute of Technology
  7. California Lutheran University 142
  8. University of La Verne 113
  9. Whittier College Swim and Dive 98

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 14

  1. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 430.5
  2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 392.5
  3. University of Redlands 224
  4. California Lutheran University 196
  5. Occidental College 167
  6. California Institute of Techno 157
  7. Chapman University 123
  8. University of La Verne 104
  9. Whittier College Swim and Dive 50

Thursday Recap

The Oxy women's 200 medley relay (Emily DriscollLaura ChunClaire Jang and Joan Kronick) was the highlight of the afternoon, taking third for an All-SCIAC finish and school record with a time of 1:47.79. The Oxy women's 800 freestyle relay (Cindy DongLaura ChunEmily Bartylla and Emily Driscoll) finished fourth with a time of 7:48.41 for a school record and the Oxy men's 800 freestyle relay (Sam Sachs, Zeke Sebastian, Miles Koupal and Zander Granath) was fifth at 6:51.17 for the third school record. 

"Anytime you start a meet off with three out the four events with school records, it's a good start," Oxy head coach Steve Webb said. "We'll be ready to go and we're looking forward to tomorrow."

The Oxy men's 200 medley relay (Ben Sappey, Roee Perry, Edward Dabsys and Zeke Sebastian) placed sixth at 1:34.38. 

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