Athenas Sweep 3-Meter Podium, Set League 800 Free Relay Record on First Day of SCIAC Championships
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team finished 1-2-3 in the three-meter dive, while the 800-yard freestyle relay team set a new league record while winning by just .12 on the first day of the SCIAC Swim and Dive Championships at East Los Angeles College.
With the strong performances, the Athenas are in the lead after the first day of competition, just ahead of defending champion Pomona-Pitzer (139-116).
CMS earned a maximum 53 points out of the first event of the championship as Izzy Doud was first, Emma Ng Pack second, and Makenna Parkinson third in the three-meter dive. Doud finished with 448.50 points, with Nc Pack earning 433.80 points and Parkinson 426.70 points. Jana Woo of Caltach was fourth with 415.00 points, and was in third after prelims before Ng Pack had a strong final round to jump from fourth to second.
CMS had a thrilling win in the 800-yard freestyle relay, edging Pomona-Pitzer 7:29.28 to 7:29.40, with Ella Blake holding off Pomona-Pitzer's Alex Turvey on the anchor leg to get the win. Sun Young Byun started the relay off, and Katy Shaw (1:51.41) and Augusta Lewis (1:51.39) had strong middle legs to turn it over to Blake with the lead.
The Athenas added a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as Jameson Mitchum, Mackenzie Mayfield, Byun and Annika Sharma finished in 1:43.70.
Day two of the SCIAC Swim and Dive Championships will get underway tomorrow morning with prelims at 9 a.m.