LOS ANGELES — The Occidental men's and women's swimming and diving teams had a very good showing at the 2019 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend.
The Oxy women secured their highest SCIAC finish in at least 20 years in the competition and the Oxy men finished fifth.
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 41
1. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1114.5
2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1071.5
3. Occidental College 507
4. University of Redlands 479.5
5. Chapman University 413.5
6. California Institute of Techno 402
7. California Lutheran University 267
8. Whittier College Swim and Dive 237
9. University of La Verne 228
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 41
1. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1125.5
2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 984.5
3. University of Redlands 588
4. California Lutheran University 478.5
5. Occidental College 465
6. California Institute of Techno 436
7. Chapman University 287.5
8. University of La Verne 198
9. Whittier College Swim and Dive 97
Both programs scored more points than last season and broke eight school records.
"I'm very happy with the way both teams performed this weekend," Oxy head coach Steve Webb said. "We had some of the best times we've ever had in relays, some outstanding individual swims and are continuing to raise the bar for our program and move up the SCIAC standings. Our swimmers and divers should be proud of all they accomplished and we're looking forward to building off our success."
Cindy Dong was the highlight of the weekend for the women's team, winning the SCIAC 200 fly with a time of 2:02.13 for the SCIAC meet and conference record. The time currently ranks fifth nationally and crushed the previous time of 2:04.10.
On Saturday, Dong posted a NCAA "B" Cut and broke Oxy's school record in the 100 fly, going 56.59.
Siena Lucido set the Oxy record in the 400 I.M. at 4:38.29.
Katherine Hines was terrific in the 1650 Freestyle, finishing second for an All-SCIAC spot.
The Oxy women's relay teams had a huge showing throughout the competition, breaking four school records. The 400 medley team of Emily Driscoll, Laura Chun, Cindy Dong and Joan Kronick went 3:54.79 for the record, the 200 medley relay team of Emily Driscoll, Laura Chun, Claire Jang and Joan Kronick took third for an All-SCIAC finish and school record with a time of 1:47.79, the 200 free relay team of Joan Kronick, Hannah Ash, Cindy Dong and Claire Jang broke the record at 1:37.75, and the Oxy women's 800 freestyle relay team of Cindy Dong, Laura Chun, Emily Bartylla and Emily Driscoll finished fourth with a time of 7:48.41 for a school record.
Edward Dabsys finished fourth in the 100 free, missing out on the SCIAC Championship by .07 with a time of 45.55 and Noah Nagel missed the school record by .22 in the 400 I.M. with a time of 4:09.60, highlighting the men's individual performances.
The Oxy women's swimming and diving team broke three school records and posted a NCAA "B" Cut on Day 3 of the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Satuday.
Both teams held their spots in the rankings with the Oxy women at third and the men at fifth.
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 200 medley relay (Emily Driscoll, Laura Chun, Claire 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 Dong, Laura Chun, Emily 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."Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram