Divers, Lewis Repeat History as CMS Women's Swim and Dive Takes Lead at SCIACs
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Augusta Lewis won her eighth IM title in eight tries, and the divers swept the podium for the second time this week as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team moved into first place after the third day of the SCIAC Championships on Friday at the East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium.
With one day left, CMS now stands with 704 points, while Pomona-Pitzer has 692. Jameson Mitchum added a win in the 100 back, and Ella Blake took first place in the 200 free.
Lewis won the 400 IM for the fourth time in her career, after taking the 200 IM yesterday. She finished her championship swim in 4:19.41, a margin of over six seconds, and she will swim the IM events again at nationals next month, after finishing second in the 400 IM and third in the 200 IM last year.
Blake had a comeback win in the 200 free for the Athenas, catching Sabrina Wang of Pomona-Pitzer on the final stretch to win 1:52.15 to 1:52.34. Blake trailed by almost a full second after 150 yards (1:22.36 to 1:23.23), but swam a 28.92 over the final 50 compared to Wang's 29.98. Katy Shaw came in third for CMS, after winning the 500 on Thursday, to earn All-SCIAC honors.
Also earning All-SCIAC honors were Mackenzie Mayfield and Kelly Prawira in the 100-yard breaststroke, who came in second and third for the Athenas in 1:03.91 and 1:04.94, respectively. Sun Young Byun added a second-place finish in the 100 fly in 55.23, while the 400-yard medley relay team of Mitchum, Mayfield, Byun and Blake came in second as well.
The final day of competition gets underway with prelims tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 100 free, while the 1650 finals (where Shaw is the top seed) and the 400-yard freestyle relay will be held in the evening session, beginning at 5 p.m.