Oxy Underclassmen Break Relay School Record on Day 1

Oxy Underclassmen Break Relay School Record on Day 1

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. 

Men's Recap:

The Tigers' 200 medley relay consisting of Ben Sappey, Matthew Weiser, Austin Lashley, and Edward Dabsys got disqualified in the first event of the meet. 

Four underclassmen broke a school record in the 800 free relay previously held by Alex Najarian, Steven Van Deventer, Cody Hamane, and Matthew Weiser.

Women's Recap:

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

Day 1 Results

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SCIAC Top Times Men Women 
SCIAC Records Men Women
NCAA Division III Qualifying Marks Men Women
SCIAC History Men Women

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