Mayfield Has Three Wins, But CMS Women's Swimming and Diving Falls to Pomona-Pitzer
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Mackenzie Mayfield won all three of her individual events over two days for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team, Katy Shaw swept the distance events, and Alexis Romero swept the diving boards, but Pomona-Pitzer was able to use a strong performance in relays and sprints to earn a 193-160 win over the Athenas at Axelrood Pool.
CMS also had two exciting come-from-behind victories on Saturday, as Debbie Wells rallied from fourth place to first past three Sagehens in the 200 back, and Sun Young Byun came back from almost a full second behind after 150 yards to take first in the 200 fly.
Mayfield began her dominant weekend with a win in the 200 IM on Friday in 2:05.61, and then swept both breaststroke events on Saturday. Shaw became only the fourth swimmer in CMS history to break five minutes in the 500 free on Friday with a 4:59.67. moving into third all-time at CMS, and then swam a 17:17.92 in the 1650 on Saturday to take just over four seconds off her personal-best time, which ranks No. 9 in CMS annals.
Romero won the one-meter dive on Friday with 267.00 points, edging teammate Meilan Uyeno by 9.25, and then the same two teammates went one-two on the three-meter board on Saturday, with Romero earning the closer win by eight points (269.70 to 261.70).
Annika Sharma was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke for CMS in 56.77, which moves her into sixth all-time at CMS. Byun's 2:03.22 in the 200 fly moves her into third in CMS history.
CMS will be back in action after the new year on Jan. 6, when it competes at Occidental.