Beavers Post Wins in Four-Way Meet

Beavers Post Wins in Four-Way Meet

PASADENA, Calif. – On Sunday afternoon the Caltech swimming and diving squad hosted a four-way meet with St. Joseph (NY), Mills and Chapman.

The Caltech women posted wins against Mills and St. Joseph while the men won their meet against Chapman. The Mills and St. Joseph squads do not field a men's team.


Women's Scores
Caltech 156, Mills 57
Caltech 156, St. Joseph (NY) 59
Chapman 139, Caltech 92
Chapman 162, St. Joseph (NY) 39
Chapman 156, Mills 39
Mills 92, St. Joseph 67

Men's Score
Caltech 157, Chapman 60

The Beavers picked up a handful of first place finishes en route to their team wins.

Ben Grabowski started the meet with a first place finish in the three-meter diving competition as the first year diver scored a personal best 181.10. Grabowski also won the one-meter event with a personal best mark of 166.10.

Christian Rivas continued to impress during his junior season. The native of Glendora, Calif., won all three events he competed in. Rivas won both the short distance freestyle races with first place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle (22.59) and 100 yard freestyle (50.61). His day concluded with a win in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:27.77) in capturing 27 team points.

Another first place finish for the men's squad came from Peter Buhler who won the 1000 yard freestyle competition with a time of 12:09.09. The senior had a pair of second place finished in the 200 yard backstroke (2:12.08) and 200 yard freestyle (1:55.46)

Caltech also scored multiple team points from first year swimmer C.J. Culpepper. He won the 200 yard butterfly in 2:28.65 while placing second in the 1000 yard freestyle (12:09.29) and third in the 200 yard backstroke (2:33.87).

Jack Blackwood won the 500 yard freestyle (6:01.33) while getting valuable teams points in the 200 yard breastroke (2nd - 2:31.68) and 200 yard freestyle (3rd - 1:56.80).

The women's meet saw Janis Intoy win the 400 IM in 5:35.46 while grabbing a first place finish in the 200 yard breastroke (2:51.06). 

Caltech's top women's scorer was Jacqueline Mashei-Lano with two first place finishes and a second place tally. The first year won the 200 yard backstroke (2:18.73) and 200 yard butterfly (2:16.02). Mashei-Lano was runner-up during the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:34.43.

The women's team continues their schedule on Monday afternoon with a tri-meet against Mills and St. Joseph at 2:00 p.m.