Relays Nearly Break School Records at SCIAC Championship

Relays Nearly Break School Records at SCIAC Championship

LA MIRADA — The women's swim and dive team sits in third place after a very close day of competition. The men, despite not having any divers, are currently sixth, only two points behind Whittier. 

The women's 800 free A relay of Lizzy KosinRose SeabrookMadeline Gillman, and Rebeca Fernandez was only .36 seconds off breaking the school record.

The men weren't far off a relay record either. Despite strong swims, William Westwater, Cody Hamane, Austin Lashley and Chase Mitchell missed the 200 medley relay record by 1.12 seconds. Mitchell had the standout swim of his relay, anchoring the freestyle in a 20.74. Lashley was also impressive with a 22.08 in his butterfly leg.

Other standout swims included Edward Dabsys, who swam the fourth fastest split of the day in the men's 800 free relay, despite swimming the leadoff leg of the B relay. His time of 1:47.64 demolished his previous lifetime best of 1:56 from earlier in the season. Mitchell's 1:44.14 made him the fastest 200 freestyle of the day.

Lauren Poppenhagen's 28.75 to lead off the 200 medley B relay marked the fastest backstroke time of the day on the women's side. Ellie O'Brien was both the fastest breastroker of the day and the third fastest 200 freestyler on the day. 

The teams are back in action tomorrow at 9 a.m. with the first day of individual events.

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