Redlands Swimming & Diving Swept by CMS in SCIAC Showdown
Both of the University of Redlands swimming & diving programs ended their respective winning streaks on Sat., Feb. 4, by falling to conference opponent Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in the dual-meet season finale. The women posted a score of 61-182 while the men came in with a final tally of 83-160.
Harp touched the wall first in both the 100 Free (46.80) and 200 Free (1:42.64), giving him at least one victory in each of the seven conference dual-meets this season. Depew garnered a victory in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1:55.46 while notching a runner-up spot in the 200 Back (1:55.58). He also swam the opening leg of the third-place 400 Medley Relay.
After missing the past two meets, Redlands' top diver sophomore Eli Niebuhr (Las Vegas, NV) returned to action and recorded two second-place marks. He tallied a score of 258.05 on the one-meter board to go along with a mark of 208.20 on the three-meter dive.
Despite recording 10 top-three times and one victory, the women's team dropped its third Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) meet of the season with Saturday's showing.
The Bulldogs' solo victory came from veteran breaststroker senior McKenzie Nakamura (Kenmore, WA), who picked up her fifth straight SCIAC win in the 200 Breast. She clocked in at 2:29.44 against the Athenas.
The quartet of Nakamura, junior Caitlin Michaels (Hanover, NH), and freshmen Chandra Lukes (Escondido, CA) and Margo Macready (Redlands, CA) improved upon its best season time in the 400 IM, slotting in as the runner-up with a mark of 4:07.58.
Dual-sport student-athlete senior Joy Corona (Lake Bluff, IL) locked up one of UR's top-three efforts, grabbing bronze in the 1650 Free with a season-best time of 18:53.66.
Senior Shelby Mann (Bainbridge Island, WA) rounded up a pair of second-place diving finishes for the Maroon and Gray. She earned 168.25 points on the one-meter event and 197.90 points on the three-meter board.
The University of Redlands excitedly looks forward to hosting the 2012 SCIAC Diving Championships at the beautiful Thompson Aquatic Center, beginning with the preliminary rounds on Sat., Feb. 11 and Sun., Feb. 12. For more information, please visit http://www.goredlands.com/sports/swimdive/2011-12/releases/20120203z7yrd5.