Tigers Take 3rd at Soka Invite

Tigers Take 3rd at Soka Invite

ALISO VIEJOAustin Lashley and Ben Sappey each had standout meets as the Occidental men's swimming and diving team took third against a competitive field at the Soka Invitational on Saturday.

Lashley, who was named the Collegeswimming.com SCIAC Swimmer of the Week already this season, won the 100-yard butterfly (51.54) and finished second in the 200 fly (1:59.04).

Ben Sappey wasn't far behind Lashley in the 200 fly (2:02.47), finishing fourth. He also took second in the 200 backstroke (2:01.93) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (56.44).

The Occidental men's team is off to a good start. Oxy has been ranked No. 9 in the CSCAA West-Midwest-South division Regional Rankings and No. 19 in the Collegeswimming.com National Computer Rankings.

Team Scores

Redlands 400

Concordia 370

Occidental 312

Biola 218

Soka 55

Other Top 3 Finishes

400 Freestyle Relay - Chase Mitchell, Edward Dabsys, Austin Lashley and Roee Perry in 2nd place (3:19.04)

Cody Hamane 2nd place in 100 breaststroke (1:01.78)

Chase Mitchell 3rd place in the 50 free (22.32)

David Mariscal 3rd place in 1,000 free (11:12.08)

400 Medley Relay - Chase Mitchell, Cody Hamane, Austin Lashley and David Avery in 3rd (1:40.71)

Oxy is back in action on Nov. 19 at Cal Lutheran for a dual meet at 11 a.m.

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