Nine New Personal Best Times for Beaver Swimmers

Nine New Personal Best Times for Beaver Swimmers

CLAREMONT, CA --- The Beaver swimmers and divers continued their SCIAC slate of events with a tri-meet on Saturday against ClaremontMuddScripps and Cal Lutheran.

During the course of the meet Caltech set nine new personal best marks while a handful of swimmers placed well in new events.

Complete Results (PDF)

Alexandra Illic started this well for the women as the sophomore swan the 1000-yard freestyle event in a season best time of 12:45.84. Her time was good enough to get third place team points for Caltech. She also posted a personal best time in the 500-yard freestyle competition by touching the wall in 6:10.54.

Grace Lee also set two personal best season times on Saturday. She started her day by swimming the 100-yard backstroke in 1:30.11 then posted a time of 1:19.93 in the 100-yard freestyle event. Also during the 100-yard freestyle Katie Knister touched the wall in 1:20.71 for her personal best season effort.

Tiffany Zhou also continued to get better during her sophomore year. Zhou competed in the 50-yard freestyle where she clocked a 38.29.

Swimming the 200-yard IM for the first time this season, Iris Lui scored third place team points by touching the wall in 2:54.52.

C.J. Culpepper recorded his best 1000-yard freestyle swim of the season as the junior took third place with a time of 11:19.32.

Kevin Yu recorded his best 200-yard breastroke of the season with a time of 2:28.85. The sophomore placed third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.63.

Leon Ding nearly posted a personal best time during the 100 yard backstroke. His time of 1:02.26 was third best among the seven competitors during the meet.  The first-year did get a personal best time during the 100-yard butterfly (58.66).

Chris Bradley showed his versatility by swimming the 500-yard freestyle for the first time this season in a Caltech season best time of 5:22.11.


Women -
CMS – 239, Caltech – 32
CLU – 180, Caltech – 49

Men -
CMS – 222, Caltech – 66
CLU – 178, Caltech – 94