Stags and Athenas Extend Leads At SCIAC Championships

Stags and Athenas Extend Leads At SCIAC Championships

CMS continued to pull away from the field on the second day of the SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships. The Stags have 718 points, 201.5 more than second place, while the Athenas have 662 points, 228 more than second.

CMS crowned eight more SCIAC Champions on day two.  Both teams won the 200 medley relay.  The Athenas medley team of Jenni Rinker (FR, Eagle River, AK), Annie Perizzolo (FR, Aurora, CO), Kevyn Klein (SR, Northridge) and Monica Brazelton (SO, Santa Clara) set the CMS and SCIAC record with a time of 1:47.73.   The Stags medley was Michael Chiu (FR, Northridge), Jake Richardson (SO, Belmont), Tyler Owens (SR, Camarillo) and Ryan Kristensen (FR, Saugus).   The Stags also captured the 800 freestyle relay with a team of Andrew Cosentino (FR, Greenwich, CT), Ian McGinnity (FR, Mesa, AZ), John Sloat (JR, Lafayette) and Nick Ostreim (FR, Phoenix, AZ).  Individual champions included Perizzolo in the 100 breaststroke (with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:05.19), Rinker in the 100 backstroke, Owens in the 100 butterfly, Cosentino in the 200 freestyle and Eric Moorhead (SR, Atlanta, GA) in 3 meter diving.

SCIAC Runner-Ups included Heidi Wolfgruber (FR, New Canaan, CT) and Matt Gannon in the 400 individual medley, Ostreim in the 100 backstroke, Monica Emanuel (SR, Walnut Creek) in 1 meter diving, Garrett Smith (FR, Goleta) in 3 meter diving and the women's 800 free relay team of Wolfgruber, Carliann Brashier (FR, Highlands Ranch, CO), Jordan Stewart (JR, Minnetonka, MN) and Danielle Peebles (JR, La Mesa).

NCAA "B" qualifying times were recorded by Rinker, Ostreim and Tessa Dover (FR, San Luis Obispo) in the 100 back, Wolfgruber and Gannon in the 400 IM and Cosentino in the 200 free.

Saturday is the third and final day of competition.  Today's events include the 100 and 1650 freestyles, the 200 butterfly, 200 backstroke, and 200 breaststroke along with the 400 freestyle relay.