The swimming & diving teams split their meets at Redlands on Saturday with the women winning and the men losing. The score of both meets was 142-101. The women improved to 9-2 overall and 7-0 in SCIAC while the men fell to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in SCIAC. The women extended their SCIAC dual meet winning streak to 31 meets and are in first place heading into the SCIAC Championships in two weeks. The men are in second place in the standings.
Lauren Kristensen (SR, Saugus) and Danielle Peebles (SO, La Mesa) each won two individual events and were on a winning relay for the Athenas. Kristensen won the 50 and 100 freestyles while Peebles won the 500 and 1650 freestyles. They combined with Quirina Mitchell (FR, Kingsburg) and Lisa Hill (SR, Concord) to win the 400 free relay. Mitchell also won the 200 backstroke. Monica Emanuel (JR, Walnut Creek) won 1 meter diving and Jessica Harrang (SO, Sammamish, WA), Lisal Smith (SR, Davis), Amy Fuller (SR, Burlingame) and Monica Brazelton (FR, Santa Clara) combined to win the 400 medley relay.
Individual winners for the Stags included Mark Emanuel (SR, Walnut Creek, 3 meter diving), Jim Niergarth (JR, Cincinatti, OH, 1650 free), John Sloat (SO, Lafayette, 200 free), Matt Gannon (SO, Valencia, 200 back) and Michael West (FR, Palm Springs, 500 free).
The divers compete next Saturday at the SCIAC Diving Prelims. The competition is held at the Cerritos Aquatics Center with the top eight divers in the conference for the men and women on both one and three meter advancing to the SCIAC Championships. The Championships are on February 15-17 and also held at Cerritos.