CMS Opens SCIAC Season With Home Win
The CMS Stag and Athena swimming and diving teams opened SCIAC
competition with a pair of dual meet wins on Friday, December 5 at
the Axelrood Aquatic Center. The Athenas defeated Cal Tech 173 to
44 and the Stags won 165 to 52.
The Athenas won every event, with 8 different Athenas notching individual wins. Jessica Harrang (SR, Sammamish, WA) won the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 breast to lead the way. In other freestyle events, Whitney Dawson (FR, Portland, OR) the 100, Jenni Rinker (SO, Eagle River, AK) won the 200 freestyle, and Emma Jones (FR, Eugene, OR) won the 500. Chrysanthia Cheung-Lau (SO, Ontario) won the 200 IM and Katie Bilotti (FR, Orinda) took first in the 100 back.
Lauren Yeske (FR, Oak Park, IL) won 1-meter diving, with Teija Mortvedt (SO, Bremerton, WA) taking first on the 3-meter board. CMS relay teams also dominated, posting first and second in both the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
The Stags were equally impressive, winning 8 events. Jeff McNerney (FR, Paradise Valley, AZ) won the sprint events for CMS, notching victories in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle races. Fellow freshmen Austin Hallett (Bainbridge Island, WA) and Vincent Pai (Walnut) won the 200 free and 100 fly, respectively. Garrett Smith (SO, Goleta) won the 3-meter diving event. Rounding out the winners were Nick Ostreim (SO, Phoenix, AZ) in the 200 IM, Greg Sanford (SO, Newport Beach) in the 500 free and Brian Li (SO, Hong Kong, China) in the 100 breast. Like the Athenas, the Stags took first and second in both relays.