Athenas Win Sixth Straight Championship
The women's swimming and diving team won their sixth straight and tenth overall SCIAC Championship on Saturday. They scored 938 points, 308 points better than second place. Annie Perizzolo (FR, Aurora, CO) was named SCIAC Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the meet. She won both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and had NCAA automatic-qualifying times in both events (she was the only swimmer, male or female, to hit an NCAA "A" mark in the meet). The 200 breast time was a SCIAC record and the 100 breast time was a SCIAC meet record. She was also on the 200 and 400 medley relay teams which both set SCIAC records.
CMS crowned two additional champions besides Perizzolo (200 breast) on Saturday. The 400 freestyle relay team of Quirina Mitchell (SO, Kingsburg), Monica Brazelton (SO, Santa Clara), Danielle Peebles (JR, La Mesa) and Jenni Rinker (FR, Eagle River, AK) swam an NCAA-qualifying time of 3:35.16 as did Carliann Brashier (FR, Highlands Ranch, CO) in winning the 1650 freestyle (17:29.52).
SCIAC Runner-Ups on Saturday included Rinker in the 200 backstroke. She also had an NCAA-qualifying time (2:08.28) as did both Chrysanthia Cheung Lau (FR, Ontario, 17:45.23) and Peebles (17:47.21) in the 1650 free.
CMS had nine champions in the meet in addition to seven seconds and seven thirds in the 20 events at the Championships.