Bulldog Men and Women Finish Third at SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships

Bulldog Men and Women Finish Third at SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships

The University of Redlands men's and women's swimming & diving teams capped off the 2016 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships with quality performances at the SPLASH! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center on Sunday.  The Bulldogs held on to their third-place standings, with the women completing the four-day competition with 658.5 points and the men tallying 572 points overall.

Junior Jessica Kolsky (Red Wing, MN) added to the team's All-SCIAC hardware by making her way onto the podium in the three-meter diving competition with her third-place score of 386.35. 

Highlighting the Maroon and Gray's day-four swim success, freshman Kate Canfield (Naperville, IL) collected All-SCIAC accolades in the 200 Back by clocking a second-place time of 2:06.11. 

On the men's side, junior Will Tyrrell (Portland, OR) touched the wall in 1:53.00 for fifth place in the same event, while freshman Joe Widuch (Naperville, IL) closely followed with a sixth-place time of 1:53.06.

The men's 400 Free Relay of freshman Zack Amendola (Palos Heights, IL), Widuch, freshman Aaron Bauer (Garden Grove, CA), and Tyrrell uncorked a time of 3:07.02 to finish fourth in a high-paced race. 

Senior Lauren Robeznieks (Tigard, OR), junior Jessica Rivers (Renton, WA), Canfield, and Jaques joined forces as the women's 400 Free Relay, concluding the conference meet by touching the wall in 3:36.07 for fifth place. 

After an impressive inaugural SCIAC Championship meet, Amendola was honored with the SCIAC Male Newcomer of the Year.

Redlands now awaits possible consideration for qualification to the NCAA Division III Championships.