Men's Swim & Dive: Sagehens Complete SCIAC Sweep With Caltech Victory

Men's Swim & Dive: Sagehens Complete SCIAC Sweep With Caltech Victory

CLAREMONT, CA. – The pouring rain and gusty winds did not damper the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Swim and Dive team on Saturday afternoon, as they secured their first conference sweep in the modern SCIAC era after defeating Caltech 233-51. The victory marks the first time the Sagehens went 8-0 in conference meets in program history. Prior to the meet, the Sagehens did a Senior Day ceremony to honor graduating seniors Ryan Drover, Ryan Franzese, Erik Garcia, Nathan Hahn, Teddy Koerner, Nick Lewis, and Jack Swanson for their hard work and commitment in and out of the pool.

Over at the boards Jem Stern managed to sweep the diving events, winning the 1-meter dive with a score of 273.35 and the 3-meter dive at 292.90.

Over in the competition pool, the Pomona-Pitzer B Team kicked off the swimming events with a 200 Yard Medley Relay win as Garcia, Teddy Koerner, Will Abele, and Lukas Ming Menkhoff combined for a 1:35.02 finish. The A Team comprised of Jason Lu, Lewis, Greg Havton, and Nick Borowsky followed closely in second at 1:35.35. In the distance events, Zachary Senator won the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:05.48. Swanson had plenty to smile about on senior day, winning the 200 freestyle at 1:43.08. Garcia followed the senior day bash with a win in the 100 backstroke at 53.73. Menkhoff continued his dominant run in the 100 Breaststroke, clocking in at 56.96. in the 100 Butterfly, Will Abele finished atop at 1:56.63 while Jack Montoro followed in second at 1:58.27. Abele also won the 500 Freestyle, timing at 4:41.98. Nathan Hahn took the top spot in two individual events, winning the 50 Freestyle at 21.90 and the 200 Breaststroke at 2:08.63.

Freshman Jason Lu also won two events, taking the 100 Freestyle at 47.84 and the 200 Individual Medley at 1:56.45. Liam O'Shea took the 200 Backstroke at 1:58.00 and Drover won the 100 Butterfly at 52.25.

In the final event of the day, the 200 Freestyle Relay, Menkhoff, Borowsky, Lewis, and Franzese won with a combined time of 1:27.71. Menkhoff set the record for the fastest 50 Yard split during the relay, clocking in at 20.82. 

Up Next: The Sagehens will remain home to host the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational next Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 a.m.