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Augusta Lewis way out in front on her way to the 400 IM title
Augusta Lewis way out in front on her way to the 400 IM title

Augusta Lewis wins 7th SCIAC Title for CMS Women's Swim and Dive, Ennis Adds Backstroke Win

LA MIRADA, Calif. - Augusta Lewis won the 400 IM for her seventh individual SCIAC title of her career, including all six IM events, and Sammy Ennis added a win in the 100 back as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team stayed within 39 points of Pomona-Pitzer as it tries to earn a comeback win on the final day of the SCIAC Championships tomorrow.

CMS now has 806 points after three days of competition, just behind the leaders from Pomona-Pitzer with 845, putting the Athenas in striking distance of a comeback win on the final day of the championships at the Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Center. 

Lewis began the day by dominating the field in the 400 IM, while taking over two seconds off her own SCIAC record by finishing in 4:18.66. It was her third 400 IM title in three SCIAC Championships, to go along with the three she has won in the 200 IM. She also has a championships in the 200-yard breaststroke, which she will try to earn again tomorrow for her eighth individual title in three seasons. Allyson Yao (fifth), Anna Werts (sixth) and Riley Green (eighth) were also finalists in the 400 IM for the Athenas. 

Ennis, meanwhile, edged out teammate Jameson Mitchum for the league title in the 100 back, finishing in 56.83, while Mitchum clocked a 57.15. Jade Saunders also reached the finals of the 100 back and earned a ninth-place finish for CMS. 

CMS had two All-SCIAC performers in the 100-yard butterfly, as Katelyn Dang finished second in 54.76, just .09 behind Alex Turvey of Pomona-Pitzer. Ava Sealander also earned a spot on the podium with a 55.18 to come in third place.

The Athenas had a 2-3 finish in the 200 free as well, where Ella Blake had a 1:51.23, just behind her own school record, while Natalia Orbach-Mandel finished third in 1:52.55 to move into third place in CMS history. Leila El Masri added a fourth-place finish and Gracey Hiebert was sixth, as CMS had four of the top six in the event. 

Rachel Wander also earned All-SCIAC distinction in the 100-yard breaststroke, coming in second place in 1:04.98, while Kelly Prawira reached the finals and came in sixth place. Green also captured a win in the consolation heat to come in tenth. 

CMS swam a 3:47.39 in the 400-yard medley relay to close out the day's competition, with Mitchum, Lewis, Dang and Orbach-Mandel swimming the four legs. The Athenas captured a win in the "B" final, with Ennis, Wander, Sealander and Blake earning a 3:50.25. 

The final day of competition will get underway in the morning with 9 a.m. prelims, followed by 5 p.m. finals, as the Athenas will try to make up the 39-point deficit in the last six events.