CMS, the five-time defending SCIAC Champions, holds a commanding lead after the first day of the SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships. CMS has 287 points, 104 points more than second place. CMS won both relays, finished one-two in the 200 individual medley [pictured] and finished second in the other two individual swimming events.
SCIAC Champions included the 200 freestyle relay team of Quirina Mitchell (SO, Kingsburg), Jenni Rinker (FR, Eagle River, AK), Monica Brazelton (SO, Santa Clara) and Kevyn Klein (SR, Northridge), the 400 medley relay team of Rinker, Annie Perizzolo (FR, Aurora, CO), Klein and Brazelton along with Heidi Wolfgruber (FR, New Canaan, CT [right]) in the 200 individual medley. The medley relay set the CMS and SCIAC record with an NCAA-qualifying time of 3:57.06. The freestyle relay also swam an NCAA-qualifying time (1:37.52) as did Wolfgruber (2:10.73).
Second place finishers for the Athenas included Danielle Peebles (JR, La Mesa) in the 500 freestyle, Jordan Stewart (JR, Minnetonka, MN [left]) in the 200 individual medley and Rinker in the 50 freestyle.
The Championships continue today with finals in the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays, the 100 butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke and the 200 freestyle along with 1 meter diving.