Caltech Finishes Year at Championships

Caltech Finishes Year at Championships

The year ending SCIAC swimming and diving championships begin this weekend. The diving championships were held at the University of Redlands with the swimming portion of the event in South Gate.

There will be live updates through out the event at the following links --

SCIAC Swimming Championships (South Gate, Calif.)

SCIAC Diving Championships (University of Redlands)

DIVING RESULTS

Beaver divers qualified for the top eight in the conference at the diving portion of the championships on Saturday afternoon.

Complete Diving Results (PDF)

Justin Johnson competed in both the one- and three-meter diving competition. The senior took second place in the three-meter event by scoring 414.75 points. He nudged out Tyler Aisner of Whittier by 4.50 points to finish second. James Stevick of CMS won the event with a score of 444.30.

During the one-meter competiton Johnson scored 431.95 points which was good enough for a third-place finish. Aisner won the event with a tally of 505.75 points while Stevick took second (470.50).

Johnson has scored enough points to earn consideration for a berth in the NCAA Championship in both diving event. The decision of whether or not he chosen will take place within the next several days.

Katie Ching qualified as the seventh best diver during preliminaries but couldn't compete during the finals in one-meter.

SWIMMING RESULTS

A new relay record was set by the team of Caitlin Regan, Jacqueline Masehi-Lano, Margaux Lopez and Janis Intoy. The foursome swam the 800 yard freestyle relay in 8:34.15 to break the Caltech mark of 8:38.56 set in 2002.

Those four ladies also set a school record in the final event of the meet. They beat the Caltech record of 3:52.83 in the 400 yard freestyle relay by swimming 3:50.54. The record stood the past eight seasons.

Jacqueline Masehi-Lano qualified for the consolation finals in the 100 yard butterfly where she swam 1:01.14 in bring home two team points for the Beavers. The first year qualified for the finals in the 200 yard butterfly were she finished eighth while resetting the school record. Earlier this season she set the mark at 2:15.59 but on Tuesday evening she touched the wall in 2:14.10.

The women's squad exacted a measure of revenge on La Verne. After dropping a tight dual meet in the final meet of the season, the Beavers beat out the Leopards 157-151 in the three day meet.