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Janet Tran took first place in the 500 free in a SCIAC-opening win over Caltech
Janet Tran took first place in the 500 free in a SCIAC-opening win over Caltech

CMS Women's Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Caltech in First SCIAC Meet

PASADENA, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team won 14 of its 16 events as it captured a 230-54 win over Caltech in its first SCIAC meet of the season on Saturday afternoon at Braun Pool.

With the win, CMS moves to 1-1 on the season after dropping its season opener against Division II powerhouse UC San Diego on Oct. 26. First-year Emily Warner had four wins on the day in her first SCIAC meet, winning two individual and two relay events.  

The opening relay for the Athenas saw junior Stephanie Lewis, first-year Suzanne Starzyk, Warner and sophomore Ava Sealander win the 200 medley in a time of 1:50.62, leading a 1-4 finish for the Athenas. 

The individual events began with first-year Ella Blake taking first place in the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:50.64, before Warner followed with another win in the 200 free in 1:58.21. Isabel Swafford took the 100-yard backstroke for Caltech, the first of her two backstroke wins on the day for the only Beaver victories, but CMS came right back behind sophomore Augusta Lewis in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.92), before first-year Annie Johnson took first in the 200 fly (2:08.49).

Starzyk came through with a win in the 50 free in 25.01 seconds to cap off the first half of the individual contests, while Warner began the second half of the meet with her third victory of the day in the 100 free in 54.14. 

Swafford picked up her second win in the 200 back for Caltech, but sophomore Rachel Wander (200 breast), junior Janet Tran (500 free), sophomore Natalie Larsen (100 fly) and Lewis (200 IM) rattled off the final four wins for the Athenas in individual events. CMS then capped off the meet with a win in the 200 freestyle relay, with Warner swimming the first leg for her fourth win, followed by Laura Dickinson, Lewis and Starzyk.

The Athenas also swept the diving events, with first year Kimiko Adler winning the one-meter and first-year Makenna Parkinson taking first in the three-meter. 

CMS will be back in action next weekend for its first home event when it hosts Chapman and Cal Lutheran in a tri-meet, beginning on Saturday at 10 a.m.