Caltech Ladies Get Win Over Cyclones

Caltech Ladies Get Win Over Cyclones

PASADENA, CA – The Caltech women's swimming and diving team posted a dominating effort against Mills College on Sunday afternoon.

The Beavers won every event contested en route to posting a 152-56 win over the Cyclones.

Complete Results

"It feels good to come out here this morning and see our hard work pay off," sophomore Marguax Lopez said. "We are starting to show signs of serious improvement and hopefully today's result will help us continue to improve as we continue SCIAC meets next weekend."

Race Video -- 200 Medley Relay, 50 Freestyle, 200 IM

The meet started in great fashion for the Beavers who posted a come from behind win in the 200 yard medley relay. Misha Raffie overcame a body length deficit during the anchor leg of the event. The four some of Hanna Dodd, Kate Knister, Iris Liu and Raffie posted a time of 2:27.96 to win by just over a second and a half.

Lopez won the first of three events for her in the meet's next race. The sophomore went out strong in the 1000 yard freestyle in posting a start to finish win with a time of 13:12.54. Shortly after showing her abilities in the long distance race, she won the 50 yard freestyle (28.22). Lopez finished her day by winning the 200 yard backstroke by nearly 10 seconds over Dodd, as she touched the wall in 2:35.54.

Alexandra Ilic also won multiple events for the Beavers. The first-year started her meet by recording a personal best time of 2:15.24 in the 200 yard freestyle. Ilic notched a first-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle race as she tallied another personal best time of 1:02.66.

Jacqueline Masehi-Lano finished a great weekend for her by winning three races. In her first race of the day she tallied a win in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:19.66. Two races later she won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:17.63. Her final event of the day was the 200 yard breaststroke which she won by clocking a time of 2:51.09. She won all six races she competed in the past two days.

Raffie won an individual event for the Beavers as the junior won the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 6:32.76. It was a season best time for Raffie.

Not to be outdone by her swimming teammates, diver Emily Shih posted career best numbers in both diving disciplines. Shih set a personal best score of 141.5 in the three-meter event before posting another personal high score (134.60) in the one-meter competition. Shih also swam the anchor leg during the 200 yard freestyle relay as the team of Ilic, Karen Dowling, Rachel Moore and Shih touched the wall in 2:00.18.

Caltech will host new SCIAC member Chapman on Saturday morning. The first event is slated to start at 10:30 a.m.