Redlands Swimming & Diving Slips to Pomona-Pitzer in SCIAC Clash

Photo credit: Rachel Roche
Photo credit: Rachel Roche

The University of Redlands swimming & diving teams made the short trek to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Saturday morning for a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) showdown against the Sagehens.  Despite registering multiple season-best times, the Bulldogs missed out on the victories, as the women fell by a score of 56-233 and the men came up short in a 74-221 decision.

For the women, first-year Jacqueline Setlich (Laguna Niguel, CA) swam a 2:02.21 in the 200 Free to finish second among the fast race, while senior Wendy McAleer (Simi Valley, CA) followed that up with a silver-medal showing in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:17.26.

First-year Sydney Nakagawa (Vancouver, WA) provided a season-best time of 1:01.18 to take third in the 100 Back, as first-year Sarah Martin (Tualatin, OR) came in third in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:10.96.  Martin also registered a bronze finish in the 400 Individual Medley with her time of 4:53.04.

The Bulldogs captured nine of the possible points in the 200 Back with a 2-3-4 showing that was led by first-year Emily Heaston's (Corona, CA) mark of 2:21.40.  First-years Courtney Prefontaine (Laguna Niguel, CA) and Erin McGrellis (Wilmington, DE) followed suit in respective times of 2:24.88 and 2:30.41.

Sophomore Olivia Cano (Dublin, CA) picked up quality points in the 200 Breast by touching the wall in 2:29.80 for her fastest mark of the season.  In addition, first-year Madison Southmayd (Anthem, AZ) came away with the bronze with a season-best time of 5:40.87 in the 500 Free.

For the men, first-year Samuel Ayers (Orinda, CA) captured the only event-win of the day for the Bulldogs when he uncorked a blistering time of 47.96 in the 100 Free. Junior Carson Brett (Exeter, CA) also fired off a sub-50-second time of 49.58 in the speedy race.

Senior Aaron Bauer (Garden Grove, CA) put together a pair of season-best times en route to a strong second-place effort in the 200 Free (1:47.29) and a third-place result in the 50 Free (22.32). 

First-year Lucas Walker (Mountain View, CA) and sophomore Eric Forbes (Ladera Ranch, CA) combined forces in the 100 Breast for second and third place, respectively.  Walker touched the wall in 1:00.63, which was just 0.01 behind the leader, while Forbes tallied a time of 1:01.93. 

With a season-best time of 2:02.17, first-year Anders Stenfjord (Shoreline, WA) headed up a 2-3-4 performance for the Maroon and Gray in the 200 Back.  Junior Anthony Gutierrez (Ontario, CA) and first-year Tom Jansen (Pleasant Hill, CA) supplied their fastest marks of the campaign at 2:06.78 and 2:11.12, respectively, to complement the strong Bulldog showing.

Stenfjord also finished third in the 100 Fly with a time of 54.49, while Walker took home the bronze in the 400 IM by completing the competition in 4:19.85.

In addition, the men's 200 Free Relay of Bauer, Forbes, junior Bryce Hurick (Exeter, CA), and Ayers joined forces for a second-place time of 1:28.43.

Junior Jacob Miner (Antioch, CA) highlighted the diving competition for the Maroon and Gray by taking second in the one-meter event with a score of 256.70 and earning 271.50 points on the three-meter board for third place.

Redlands looks forward to competing in the Winter Invite on November 30-December 2.