Gannon and Smith Named SCIAC Athletes of the Week
Matt Gannon (SO, Valencia) and Lisal Smith (SR, Davis) were selected SCIAC Athletes of the Week for the week of January 15-21. Both swimmers won two individual events and were on one relay as both teams won at Pomona-Pitzer. Smith and her fellow seniors on both teams completed a four year sweep of the Sagehens for the first time ever.
Gannon won the 400 IM in a conference-leading time of 4:25.02 and finished the event over nine seconds in front of second. He won the 100 back by 3.5 seconds with a time of 57.22. He split 26.65 leading off the winning 200 medley relay.
Smith won the 100 back and 100 breast in pool record times. The 100 breast (1:07.72) was an NCAA qualifying time while the 100 back (1:00.07) missed by just 0.08 seconds. She won the back by over 1.5 seconds and the breast by three seconds. She gave the medley relay the lead with a 28.83 leadoff and the relay would have also broken the pool record, but they were disqualified for an bad exchange later in the race.
Both teams are 5-0 and tied for first in SCIAC. The Athenas are 7-1 overall and the Stags are 6-1.