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Mayfield (middle), Yao (right) and Byun (left) swept the 200 IM podium
Mayfield (middle), Yao (right) and Byun (left) swept the 200 IM podium

Athenas Sweep 200 IM Podium, Go 1-2 in 500 Free, on Second Day of SCIAC Championships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mackenzie Mayfield, Allyson Yao and Sun Young Byun finished 1-2-3 in the 200-yard IM on Friday, and Katy Shaw and Corley Smith were the top two in the 500-yard freestyle, as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving hung close with Pomona-Pitzer on the second day of the SCIAC Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium.

CMS trails by just 15 points heading into the third day, with Pomona-Pitzer in front with 357 points and the Athenas in second with 342.

Shaw finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4:57.37, tying the SCIAC record held by former Athena Mia Syme, who swam the exact same time at the 2018 SCIAC Championships. Corley Smith also broke the 5-minute mark and came in second with a 4:58.11, while Allison Nguyen and Revere Schmidt finished sixth and seventh after qualifying for the finals. 

The Athenas had full podium dominance in the 200 IM, with Mackenzie Mayfield swimming a 2:04.18 to come in first place, followed by Yao in 2:05.07 and Byun in 2:05.93. Lexi Lee also qualified for the finals and came in eighth, while Kelly Prawira won the consolation heat to add to the CMS total. 

Madeline Kan and Annika Sharma reached the finals in the 50 free and came in eighth and ninth, but Pomona-Pitzer had the top four, led by a SCIAC record from Alex Turvey (22.89) to move into the lead, which they extended with a SCIAC record in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as Sharma, Mayfield, Kan and Chang came in second in 1:33.95. 

CMS will look to move back in front on the third day tomorrow, which gets underway at 9 a.m. with prelims, and will feature the three-meter dive and the afternoon.