The University of Redlands swimming teams jumped into action at the Thompson Aquatic Center on Saturday by hosting the annual Bulldog Pentathlon, which features 100 yards of each stroke for a collective time to determine the men's and women's winners.
Highlighting the teams' early-season outing, first-year Blake Eddow (Corona, CA) finished third overall with a five-event time of 4:34.77, while junior Olivia Cano (Dublin, CA) swam to sixth place overall with a time of 5:20.41. Eddow posted three top-five times, with his best result coming in the 100 Individual Medley with a third-place effort of 47.94. He also took fourth in the 100 Fly (53.33) and fifth in the 100 Back (55.54). Cano recorded a fifth-place time of 1:03.52 in the 100 IM and touched the wall sixth in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:10.32.
In addition, the men gained solid finishes from sophomore Samuel Ayers (Orinda, CA), who won the 100 Free by touching the wall in 47.35. He also tallied a fourth-place time of 55.11 in the 100 IM and a fifth-place showing in the 100 Breast by completing the race in 1:02.37.
Furthermore, junior Jordan Convery (Fairview, OR) registered a collective time of 4:49.52 to take 18th overall, while first-year Chris Loudon (Anchorage, AK) quickly followed in 19th with a total of 4:50.41.
Sophomore Sydney Nakagawa (Vancouver, WA) impressed with three top-10 results for an overall tally of 5:26.73 for 12th place. She finished third in the 100 Back by earning a time of 1:03.15 to go along with a ninth-place showing of 1:04.67 in the 100 IM and a 10th-place effort of 56.58 in the 100 Free.
Finally, sophomore Makenna Parenti (Rocklin, CA) shined in the 100 Fly by touching the wall with a silver-medal time of 1:00.35, as senior Julia Hagenbaumer (Naperville, IL) impressed in the 100 Breast with her bronze result in 1:09.52.
Redlands looks forward to hosting its Alumni Gathering during Homecoming on Saturday, October 26, before taking on Concordia University – Irvine on Saturday, November 2, in a non-conference bout at the Thompson Aquatic Center, beginning at 11 a.m.