CMS Women's Swim and Dive Sweeps Second Straight SCIAC Meet, Defeats Redlands 237-59
REDLANDS, Calif. - For the second straight weekend, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team earned wins in every event as it captured a 237-59 win over Redlands on Saturday at the Thompson Aquatics Center.
The Athenas, who also swept every event a week ago against Whittier, finished in first place in all 16 events on Saturday to improve to 5-1 in SCIAC duals with one regular season meet remaining. Sun Young Byun (200 fly, 100 free, 500 free) won three individual events for the Athenas, while Augusta Lewis (100 back, 200 IM) won two.
Byun's 200 fly win came in 2:08.23 by just under two seconds over Annie Johnson (2:10.22), with Allyson Yao coming in third for a 1-2-3 CMS finish. Byun followed with a 100 free win in 53.82, followed by Ella Blake (54.33) and Lewis (54.43), and then added a 500 free win in 5:11.43, followed by Mackenzie Mayfield in second and Anna Werts in third.
Lewis earned her first nine-point victory in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.09, and capped off the individual events with a 200 IM win in 2:07.44, followed by Jameson Mitchum in second and Yao in third.
Katy Shaw earned the first individual title of the day in the 1000 free, finishing in 10:49.24 for a margin of over 13 seconds, with Alex Towers in second and Gracey Hiebert in third making it a 1-2-3 CMS finish.
Lexi Punishill earned first place in the 200 free in 1:59.46 to edge out Madeleine Kan (2:00.02) by just over a half-second, and Kan would later earn a first-place finish of her own by touching the wall in 1:00.27 to win the 100 fly by almost three seconds over Quinn Katayama-Stall in second.
Zuzia Starzyk earned first in the 100 breast in 1:09.52, with Caroline Sundal in second in 1:11.51. Sundal would get her win, though, in the 200 breast, taking it in 2:32.11. Sammy Ennis earned first in the 200 back in 2:15.49, with Lexi Lee second and Towers third, while Mayfield earned the win in the 50 free (25.69), with Blake second and Emily Warner third. CMS also split the two diving victories, with Izzy Doud winning the three-meter with 280.05 points, and Makenna Parkinson taking the one-meter win with 261.40 points.
The meet began with the 400-yard medley relay, which was taken by Mitchum, Lewis, Byun and Annika Sharma in 3:57.31. The final 200-yard freestyle relay saw Ally Rudolph, Kan, Mayfield and Sharma finish first in 1:41.24.
In addition to the dual meet at Redlands, the Athenas sent a pair of divers to compete at the UCLA Diving Invitational on Friday in the three-meter. Against a 72-diver field of entirely DI competition (other than the two Athenas), Alexis Romero finished 57th with 177.10 points and Parkinson was 60th with 175.10 points.
CMS will be back in action in two weeks for its final SCIAC regular season competition, a tri-meet at Cal Lutheran which also includes La Verne. The program will then host an invitational as a pre-SCIAC tune-up on Feb. 4, before the four-day SCIAC Championships take place from Feb. 15-18.