Oxy Men's and Women's Swim Beats Whittier

Oxy Men's and Women's Swim Beats Whittier

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental men's and women's swimming and diving teams beat Whittier and lost to defending SCIAC Champion Pomona-Pitzer in a tri-meet at Whittier on Saturday afternoon.

A handful of Oxy first year women's swimmers had big showings, with Claire Jang and Cindy Dong leading the way. Dong won the 200 fly (2:10.90), and was second in the 100 free (55.64) and 100 fly (59.97), and Jang won the 50 free (24.45), missing the school record by .07, and was third in the 100 free (55.64). Emily Driscoll, also a first year, finished second in the 100 back (1:00.74).

The Oxy women's team's best race was the 200 fly where Dong's win was followed up by Siena Lucido who finished second (2:10.90).

For the Oxy men, Zeke Sebastian had a solid race in the 100 free (48.87) for a second-place finish and the 200 free (1:47.11) for a third-place finish. Edward Dabsys was second in the 50 free (21.89) and 100 fly (53.61), and Noah Nagel swam well in the 500 free.

"We're in the middle of a hard training phase right now so it was impressive for our teams to be competitive with the defending conference champions and to beat Whittier," Oxy head coach Steve Webb said.

Oxy left the meet during the last diving break due to the air quality in Southern California from the wild fires in Ventura County. 

Next Meet: Oxy's next competitive meet is Saturday against Caltech and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at CMS at 11 a.m.

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