LOS ANGELES — Led by a pair of standout performances on the 1-meter diving board, the Occidental women's swimming and diving team opened the season at the Malibu Invite hosted by NCAA Division I Pepperdine at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
The Tigers competed in distance and diving events on Friday, and middle distance and sprinting events on Saturday.
Moen, a championship finalist in all of her events at the conference level last season, took first in the 50 breast with a 33.15, second place in the 100 fly at 1:02.02, won the 100 breast with a 1:11.41 and won the 200 breast at 2:32.56 with teammate Daryl Lewis finishing right behind her in second.
Thurber was also impressive in the 100 back and 200 back. She was second in the 200 back at 2:14.08, closing in on the school record of 2:10.57 held by former All-American Caroline Chang. Her 100 back was good enough for second place at 1:02.06.
Joan Kronick went 1:02.78 in the 100 butterfly for a fifth-place finish and was second in the 50 freestyle with a 25.82.
"It's always fun to see them compete for the first time of the year," Oxy head coach Steve Webb said. "And with a large number of first years, it was fun seeing them competete in their first collegiate meet."
Next Meet: Oxy opens its home schedule against Pomona-Pitzer at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Taylor Pool.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram