Women's Swim and Dive: Sagehens Pull Narrow Victory In Concordia Dual

Women's Swim and Dive: Sagehens Pull Narrow Victory In Concordia Dual

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Swim and Dive Team came through with a narrow dual meet victory over Concordia University Irvine on Saturday afternoon, winning in their home debut 159.5 to 137.5. The Sagehens took first place in six events.

The 400 Yard Medley Relay came to a close finish, but the Concordia Eagles won the race as their A team took first at 3:59.48. The Sagehens' A Team followed closely in second, as Angela Ling, Alex Gill, Hannah Zurmuhl, and Kate Denend combined for a 3:59.72

Ling went on to take first in the 50 Backstroke, winning by two seconds over second-place finisher and teammate Allison Liu with a final time of 27.27. Alex Gill followed with a first-place finish in the 50 Breaststroke at 30.52. Zurmuhl came close to winning the 50 freestyle, taking second at 24.85, just 0.07 seconds behind winner Tatiana Padilla of Concordia. Maddie Kauahi won the 100 Freestyle, timing at 53.91, more than three seconds over second-place Kirsten Mortimer (56.93).

In the middle-distance event, Mortimer didn't seem bothered from racing in another event, taking first in the 500 Freestyle at 5:28.41.

Over on the diving board, Emma van der Veen took first in her 3-Meter debut, scoring 244.95.

In the final event of the afternoon, the Sagehens won the 400 Freestyle Relay as their A team comprised of Zurmuhl, Liu, Denend, and Kauahi took first at 3:38.51.

Up Next: The Sagehens will compete again on Saturday, November 3rd when they travel to Fresno, CA to face Fresno State and Fresno Pacific at 12:00 p.m.