Commerce - The Occidental men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued competition for day 3 of SCIAC swimming and diving championships on Friday at Brenda Villa Aquatic Center.
The Tigers had 17 finals swimmers from a terrific morning session on Friday, as well as 7 total school records broken so far.
The highlight of the night was Senior Captain, Austin Lashley, winning second in the 100 Fly with a school record breaking time of 48.95, which is a NCAA 'B' Cut. The mark puts him in contention for the top 15 swimmers that qualify for NCAA DIII championships in each event individually. Lashley has been All-SCIAC in this event three years in a row, and has had an impressive meet thus far, with three new school records.
"We had a great night as a whole team today" said Oxy head coach Steve Webb. "17 combined finalists with 3 more records broken and both teams just missed the school relay records. It's great to see everyone dropping time and the whole team cheering each finalist on."
The men's team had 10 swimmers competing in individual events for the finals session on Friday and multiple swimmers in every event showing the improved depth this season.
Matthew Weiser finished 9th in the 100 breaststroke. Roee Perry had a strong back half to win the consolation final of the 100 breaststroke with a lifetime best 58.37.
The women had four A finalists and two new records on Friday.
Laura Chun and Daryl Lewis highlighted the breaststroke event coming in 7th and 9th in the A final.
Madison Thurber broke the school record in 100 backstroke during prelims with a time of 58.42. Thurber came in 7th in the event.
Joan Kronick smashed her lifetime best in the consolation final getting 7th in a time of 58.85. Annika Moen broke the school record in the A final of the 100 fly at 58.08 to get 9th.
Ali Vogelaar slid into the consolation final of the 200 free. Vogelaar finished 9th with a time of 1:59.84.
The 400 medley relay team of Madison Thurber, Laura Chun, Annika Moen, and Joan Kronick finished 6th with 3:59.49.
Coming up Saturday:
9:00 a.m. Prelim Competition begins: 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly
11:00 a.m. 1650-yard Freestyle
1:30 p.m. Women's 3M Championship Finals
4:45 p.m. Senior Recognition Ceremony
5:00 p.m. Finals Competition begins: 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly
7:00 p.m. 400-yard Freestyle Relay
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