Divers Sweep Events; Beavers Place Well Against P-P

Divers Sweep Events; Beavers Place Well Against P-P

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The Beaver swimmers and divers braved the early morning rains against SCIAC foe Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.


The home team won both the team dual meets with the Sagehens scoring a 199-98 win in the men's meet while posting a 207-89 victory in the women's competition.

Justin Johnson posted wins for Caltech in the one- and three-meter diving competitions for the third time this season. The senior started the day by scoring 248.45 points to outdistance himself from the second place finisher by over 50 points during the one-meter event. Johnson concluded his solid day by tallying 216.95 points in the one-meter competition.

Peter Buhler posted a pair of first place finishes for Caltech to tie Johnson for top scoring honors. In the 50-yard backstroke swim Buhler out-touched Peter Ianelli 27.24 to 27.85 to capture the first place finish. He concluded the day by winning the 100 yard backstroke in 1:00.16.

During the women's meet Caitlin Regan continued her strong conference season by winning the 200 yard freestyle in 2:06.46. In a tight race Regan was able to out-touch Pomona-Pitzer's Brenda Iglesias by .19 to claim the victory.

Jacqueline Masehi-Lano won at least one event for the eighth consecutive meet by claiming first place in the 100 yard freestyle (56.24).

The Beaver diving duo of Timi Kosztin and Jessica Swallow proved to be too much for the Sagehns. Kosztin nudged out Swallow in the one-meter event 164.45-148.30 in taking to honors in the opening event. Swallow returned the favor in the three-meter competition by scoring 149.75 points to top Kosztin's score of 145.80.

The Beavers continue SCIAC action as they host Occidental next Saturday at the Braun Pool. It is the final home swim meet of the season.