CMS Men's Swim and Dive Picks Up Dominant Win Over Pomona-Pitzer
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The No. 12 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team earned a statement win its two-day Sixth Street dual with No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer, dominating the meet by 82 points with a 217-135 victory on Saturday afternoon at Axelrood Pool.
Walter Limm broke his own CMS record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 55.65 to win his event by just .29 over Lukas Menkoff of Pomona-Pitzer.
Anderson Breazeale finished off a big weekend with individual wins in the 200 free and the 200 back, adding to the 500 free victory he earned a day ago. He won the 200 free by just two-hundredths of a second over teammate Eric Workman, 1:39.61 to 1:39.63, and then took the 200 back by almost two seconds over Jason Lu over Pomona-Pitzer (1:49.65 to 1:51.58).
Nick Tekeili added two individual wins for CMS on Saturday as well, taking the 100 back in 49.24 (with teammate Dylan Krueger in second in 51.00), and adding a win in the 100 free in 45.42 over Anzo DeGiulio of Pomona-Pitzer, who cam ein a close second in 45.85.
Lucas Lang also dominated the 1650 for the Stags, nearly lapping the entire field to finish in 15:44.02, almost 30 seconds ahead of Larry Yu of Pomona-Pitzer, who finished a distant second in 16:12.76. Marco Conati added a win in the 100 fly, the event which he has won at the last two SCIAC Championships, touching the wall in 47.98. with Frank Applebaum coming in second and Nate Luis third in a 1-2-3 finish for CMS.
The CMS relays also had big performances, with the 200 medley relay of Breazeale, Limm, Conati and Tekieli finishing in 1:29.64 to win by almost four seconds. The 400 free relay team of Conati, Workman, Breazeale and Tekieli also won in 3:00.85.
Over the course of the two-day meet, several CMS swimmers moved into the top five in program history. In addition to Limm breaking his own record in the 100 breast, Conati now stands in second in the 100 free, second in the 100 fly, and third in the 50 free, Lang moved into second in the 1650 and fifth in the 500, Tekieli moved into second in the 100 back, Applebaum is now in fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 fly, Breazeale moved into third in the 500 free, Workman is fifth in the 200 free, Cyrus Gaylord moved into third in the three-meter dive, and Jack Griffith moved into fifth in the one-meter.
The CMS 400 medley relay now stands in second place in CMS history, the 200 medley relay is in third, and the 400 free relay is in third.
Conati (50 free, 100 fly), Breazeale (200 free, 500 free, 200 back), Lang (1000, 1650), and Tekieli (100 back) also set Axelrood Pool records in their events, while all four CMS relays that competed this weekend set new pool records as well.
CMS will be off for a month before resuming action at the California Baptist University Distance Meet on Jan. 7.