PASADENA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2017) – Rookie Jessica Sun (York, Pa. / Red Lion Area Sr.) broke a pair of records in her collegiate debut as the Caltech women's swim & dive team opened the 2017-18 season against the University of Redlands on Saturday.
Sun got started immediately as part of the meet-opening 200 Medley Relay team alongside sophomore Angelina Pan (Toronto, Canada / Havergal Coll.) and juniors Brittany Percin (Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Stanford Online) and Gemma Takahashi (San Jose, Calif. / Leland). The quartet posted a 1:56.21 to beat out last year's record-setting squad by more than a second. Sun then claimed her second record in the 100 Breast (1:11.55) and later notched the third-fastest 200 IM time in program history.
Percin and Takahashi, who hold 11 program records combined, also enjoyed a solid opener. Takhashi won the 100 Back and finished runner-up in the 100 Fly by just .43 to Percin, who posted a personal-best 1:00.49. Freshmen Krystin Brown (Lake Forest, Calif. / Trabuco Hills) and Mackenzie Wooten (Las Vegas, Nev. / NW Career & Tech) impressed on the boards in their first career meet, placing second and third on both the 1-meter and 3-meter before the 400 Free Relay team of Pan, Percin, Sun and Takahashi capped the meet with a thrilling runner-up finish by less than half a second that still netted them the program's second-fastest time in history.
Head Coach Paul Hughes and the Beavers head to the University of La Verne for their second meet of the season and final of the Fall term on Saturday, Nov. 18.