Redlands Unleashes Quality Marks on Day Two of SCIAC Swim & Dive Championships

August Key finished third in the 200 IM on day two of the SCIAC Championships.
Photo credit: SCIAC Office

The University of Redlands swimming & diving teams completed day two of the 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships on Thursday at Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce.  The Bulldog women solidified their position in the standings with 196 points for fourth place, while the Maroon and Gray men slipped to fourth with 219 points.

Among the highlights, sophomore Sami Scarano (Boulder, CO) garnered a fourth-place score of 422.00 points in the one-meter diving competition as Redlands' sole representative.

In addition, first-year August Key (Albuquerque, NM) made her way onto the podium in the 200 Individual Medley by touching the wall in 2:07.97 for third place.  She shaved off nearly three seconds from her prelim time in this solid effort, which places her third among the Bulldogs' top-10 list.

Sophomore Taylor Cadile (San Jose, CA) swam the fastest 500 Free of the "B" final to earn valuable points for the Bulldogs.  She posted a time of 5:08.39, which was a four-second improvement from her preliminary swim and moves her into fourth all-time in Redlands history.

The 200 Free Relay of senior Olivia Rock (Boulder, CO), first-year Olivia Cano (Dublin, CA), Key, and senior Emily Waddell (Bellevue, WA) executed well for a time of 1:38.61, which resulted in fifth place.

For the men, senior Brian Wright (Kent, WA) took second in the 200 IM "B" final by uncorking a time of 1:53.37, while junior Aaron Bauer (Garden Grove, CA) completed the 50 Free in 21.17 to take second in the "B" final. 

Finally, the 200 Free Relay of Wright, sophomore Carson Brett (Exeter, CA), sophomore Michael Talag (Lakewood, CA), and Bauer joined forces for the third-fastest time in Bulldog history, which landed the quartet fourth at the meet with a time of 1:23.68.   In the "B" final, the quartet of first-year Zack Glenn (Mill Valley, CA), first-year Eric Forbes (Ladera Ranch, CA), junior Jack Ivey (Albuquerque, NM), and sophomore Matt Skinner (Lakewood, CO) impressed by taking off nearly four seconds from the prelims to finish in second place with a time of 1:25.95.

The Bulldogs return to Commerce on Friday, February 23, for the third day of the SCIAC Championships, which include the 400 IM, 100 Fly, 100 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, and 400 Medley Relay.  First race is set for 9 a.m.