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 highlights of the night were the record breaking swims by Annika Moen and Madison Thurber. Moen is a fantastic all-around swimmer specializing in the butterfly. Thurber has had an excellent first year of her Oxy career, continuing to break her school record.
"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.
Madison Thurber broke the school record in 100 backstroke during prelims with a time of 58.42. Thurber came in 7th in the event.
Ali Vogelaar slid into the consolation final of the 200 free. Vogelaar finished 9th with a time of 1:59.84.
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
|SCIAC Top Times||Men||Women|
|NCAA Division III Qualifying Marks||Men||Women|