Commerce - The Occidental men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened competition at the 2018 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center.
Day 1 of SCIAC's started the meet off with two relay events: 200 yard Medley Relay, and 800 yard Freestyle Relay.
The big news for the Tigers on Day 1 was that a group of underclassmen broke the men's 800 yard freestyle relay school record, shortly after their 200 yard medley relay got disqualified. Featuring first-years Zeke Sebastian, Sam Sachs, Matthew Howard and Sophomore Zander Granath, they finished with a time of 6:56.26.
"Coming off of adversity with a DQ in the medley relay, the men showed the character of our team by setting a school record in the next race" said Oxy Head Coach, Steve Webb.
Four underclassmen broke a school record in the 800 free relay previously held by Alex Najarian, Steven Van Deventer, Cody Hamane, and Matthew Weiser.
The women took a solid fourth place in the 200 yard medley relay with a team of Madison Thurber, Annika Moen, Joanie Kronick, and Alix Leslie at a time of 1:48.96.
Coming up Thursday:
Competition continues on Thursday morning.
9:00 a.m. Prelim Competition begins: 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle
1:00 p.m. Men's 1M Prelim Competition
3:30 p.m. Women's 1M Championship Finals
5:00 p.m. Finals Competition begins: 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle
6:45 p.m. 200-yard Freestyle Relay Finals
|SCIAC Top Times||Men||Women|
|NCAA Division III Qualifying Marks||Men||Women|