COMMERCE — The Occidental men's and women's swimming and diving teams completed competition at the 2017 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championship meet at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center.
The competition began on Wednesday and concluded Saturday night.
The Oxy women took fifth and the men finished seventh, just 14 points away from fifth place.
Austin Lashley was the individual highlight of the final day and of the meet for the men's team, posting a pair of NCAA "B" cut times in the 100 and 200 fly, earning two All-SCIAC performances in the process. He took third in the 100 fly on Friday with a 49.17 and was second in the 200 fly on Saturday at 1:51.65.
Both marks puts him in contention for the top 22 swimmers that qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships in each event annually.
Dabsys also narrowly missed the shcool record in the 100 free, missing it by .04 seconds for a sixth-place finish at 46.01.
On the women's side Annika Moen, Laura Chun and Ellie O'Brien gave the Tigers a big boost in scoring with all three finaling in the 200 breastroke on the final day. Moen finished sixth at 2:24.06, Chun was in seventh at 2:25.81 and O'Brien came in ninth at 2:28.56.
Moen and Chun were each finalists in three individual races and O'Brien made it in two. Moen did it in the 100 fly, the 200 I.M. and the 200 breast, and Chun and O'Brien did it in the 100 and 200 breast.
"All I can say is, 'wow what a meet,'" Oxy head coach Steve Webb said. "Meets like this is why I coach, and why I am already thinking about next year's Chamipnship meet. Among all the great things we achieved in the pool, the proudest moment for me was after the meet when I had a few coaches come up to me and tell me how much they loved our teams energy and how close our team was. The team dynamic our team has created is awesome, and I love how much they care about each other. I couldn't be prouder to call myself the coach of this team."
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1,289
2 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 993
3 University of Redlands 501
4 Chapman University 464. 50
5 Occidental College 384
6 California Lutheran University358
7 Whittier College 335
8 University of La Verne 258. 50
9 California Institute of Technology180
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 1,030
2 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1,022
3 University of Redlands 558
4 California Lutheran University 540
5 University of La Verne 347
6 California Institute of Technology 341
7 Occidental College 333
8 Whittier College 312
9 Chapman University 172
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