Caltech Begins SCIAC Meets with CMS, Whittier

Caltech Begins SCIAC Meets with CMS, Whittier

PASADENA, Calif. – The Beavers swimmers and divers started conference action with a pair of meets this weekend. On Friday afternoon they faced CMS then went head-to-head with Whittier on Saturday morning.

CMS v. Caltech (Friday, Dec. 2)

Results vs. CMS

Against the defending conference champions, both the men's and women's teams dropped their meets. In the men's meet CMS posted a 154-60 win while the CMS ladies recorded a 154-63 win over the Beavers.

Justin Johnson posted wins in both one- and three-meter diving. In the three-meter event he edged out Drake Esrofani 215.95-209.90. Johnson's scoring in the one-meter event was 34.20 points better than Esrofani's performance.

During the women's diving portion of the meet, Jessica Swallow and Timi Kosztin continued their steady effort as the duo scored 14 total team points during the two diving events.

The defending conference champions showed why they are among not only the league's best but among the nation's top squads. ClaremontMuddScripps won 19 of the 20 swimming events.

Caltech's Jacqueline Masehi-Lano impressed, once again, in the 100 yard butterfly. Just two days removed from setting the school record, the first year won the event on Friday evening with a time of 1:00.80.

Christian Rivas put together a nice meet on the men's side with a second place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle (23.13) and 100 yard breastroke (1:05.10).

Whittier v. Caltech (Saturday, Dec. 3)

Results vs. Whittier

Ending a string of three meets in four days, the Caltech swimming and diving squad had solid individual performances but still fell. The Poets topped the men 177-57 while the Whittier women win 140-94.

One of the meets highlights was the one meter men's diving competition as defending conference champion Tyler Aisner edged out Justin Johnson 301.20-270.95. Aisner also beat Johnson in the three-meter event 257.40-221.25.

Three-Meter Diving Video -- Timi Kosztin, Jessica Swallow, Justin Johnson

200 Yard Freestyle Video -- Men's Race

Timi Kosztin brought home 18 team points for the Beavers by placing first in the one- and three-meter events. The senior opened the day by scoring 177.25 in the three-meter event then posting a score of 156.60 in the one-meter competition.

Jacqueline Masehi-Lano had another solid meet for the Beavers as the first year swimmer won all three events she competed in. She started her sweep with victory in the 200 yard freestyle (2:04.14) before winning the 200 yard butterfly in 2:15.59. She shattered the school record in the 200 yard butterfly. Her time knocked Diane Plummer's 2004 time of 2:24.75 out of the history books. Maseho-Lano closed her individual swims with a victory in the 200 yard backstroke (2:23.65).

Janis Intoy brought home nine team points and a first place finish for the Beaver in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:49.21. The senior edged out Brianne O'Dohtery by 1.21 seconds