Kelly Prawira won the 200 breast in the No. 6 time in CMS history
Kelly Prawira won the 200 breast in the No. 6 time in CMS history

Prawira, Ng Pack Earn Individual Wins as CMS Women's Swimming and Diving Opens 2021-22 Season

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Kelly Prawira won the 200-yard breaststroke by almost six seconds, and Emma Ng Pack won the one-meter dive, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team opened up its 2021-22 season at Division I UC San Diego on Saturday.

UC San Diego earned the team win by a final score of 173-119, as CMS gave itself a tough opening test against a Division I program in its first meet in 19 months since winning the SCIAC Championship in 2020, but the Athenas showed strong potential in its debut event despite the defeat.

Prawira finished the 200 breast in 2:20.63, winning by a substantial margin over second-place Gabi Icheva of UC San Diego (2:26.58). Her effort also places her sixth in CMS history in the 200 breast after her first collegiate competition. She also finished second in the 100 breast in 1:06.14, followed by teammates Augusta Lewis and Rachel Wander in third and fourth. 

Ng Pack, meanwhile, earned 238.30 points to take first place in the one-meter dive, edging out Isabella Perez of the Tritons by just over nine points (229.20).

Ella Blake, the 2019-20 SCIAC Newcomer of the Year, gave a strong effort in the 200 free, coming in second with a time of 1:56.61. Katelyn Dang was also a close second in the 100 fly, finishing in 57.27, less than a half-second behind Miranda Renner of UC San Diego in 56.91.

CMS will be at home at Axelrood Pool the next two weekends, first holding its annual exhibition against the alumni on Oct. 30, and then hosting Occidental for its SCIAC opener on