This weekend the No. 15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas made the short walk across the street and took on the No. 19 Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in a two-day meet in Haldeman Pool. The Athenas started off the meet with a strong Friday and held a 61-49 lead through six events, but the Sagehens got the better of the Athenas on Saturday and Pomona-Pitzer won the dual 192-161.
On Saturday, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas defeated the Redlands Bulldogs by a 201-39 final score. The Athenas won 12 of the 13 events in the dual. Julia Hagenbaumer was the only Bulldog to win a women’s event, claiming the 200 Breast with a time of 2:31.87. Jocelyn Crawford (CMC) time in the 50 Free gave her an NCAA B-cut. Crawford’s time of 23.40 won her the 50 Free by .86 seconds.
The No. 16 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s swimming and diving team hosted the Whittier Poets and La Verne Leopards on Saturday morning in Axelrood Pool. The Athenas swept their SCIAC foes in dominating fashion, winning both matches by at least 100 points. The Athenas claimed the top spot in 13 of the 16 women’s events while defeating La Verne 236-49 and toping Whittier 203-96.
On Saturday afternoon the Clarmemont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams opened the 2017-18 season with a trip to UC San Diego to take on the Division II Tritons. The No. 14 Stags dropped a close 148-135 match against the No. 7 team in Division II, while the No. 16 Athenas fell by a 175-114 final against the No. 10 (DII) Tritons.
This Saturday marks the start of the 2017-18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s swimming and diving season. The Athenas, who were recently picked No. 16 in the CSCAA NCAA Division III Preseason Poll, start off the season with a dual at UC San Diego. The Athenas will travel to the Tritons tomorrow afternoon for their opening season meet at 12:00 p.m.
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department won 14 hard-fought regular season championships in the Southern Californian Intercollegiate and its athletes were honored with many outstanding awards.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is joining NCAA Division III programs nationwide to celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on college campuses. From April 3-9, CMS will be sharing videos that document just a few of the hundreds of stories about why our student-athletes play DIII.
After the completion of winter sports, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sits at 16th nationally in the Division III Learfield Directors' Cup, as released on March 30. All four winter teams placed in the top-25 in NCAA postseason competition. CMS is additionally the highest ranked program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams wrapped up the 2017 National Championships with the Athenas in 21st and the Stags finishing 14th. CMS was the highest-finishing program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at the meet.
Clutch performances on the third day of the Division III NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships earned points for both the men's and women's teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Athenas are in 19th place at 36 points while the Stags sit in 14th with 57 points.
Swimmers in two events qualified from the morning session to compete in the finals on the second day of the NCAA Championships for men's and women's swimming and diving. Senior Matthew Williams (CMC) placed third in the 100-yard butterfly (47.80) with a new CMS record. Then, the women's 400-yard medley relay of freshmen Jocelyn Crawford (CMC) and Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) with seniors Stephanie Doi (CMC) and Kelly Ngo (CMC) bested their time from the SCIAC Championships and placed 11th at 3:47.47 to close out the evening.
After qualifying for the finals with a 1:44.34, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's 200-yard medley relay team placed 11th with a time of 1:43.92 in the NCAA National Championships. With the win, the Athenas earned 12 points toward the team total. CMS swam in two relays and five individual events on Wednesday.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving program heads into the NCAA Championships as one of only three teams in the nation with individual, relay and diving qualifiers for both men and women. Five stags and six Athenas will make the trip to Shenandoah, Texas for the meet held March 15-18.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that freshman Jocelyn Crawford (CMC) was selected as Newcomer of the Year and Head Coach Charlie Griffiths earned Coach of the Year honors on Feb. 24.
Freshman Kendall Hollimon (CMC) and junior Maia Presti (SC) qualified for the NCAA Championships in Shenandoah, Texas March 15-18 after competing in the NCAA Region 2 Diving Championships over the weekend.
Both the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams delivered impressive performances for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps over the four day SCIAC Championships. The Stags slipped into the lead early on Friday and then it all came down to the 400-yard free relay to decide the team champion, beating Pomona-Pitzer 1030-1022. The Athenas held a 255 point lead coming into the day and extended it up to almost 300 for a final score of 1289.
In the third day of the SCIAC Championships for swim & dive, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps gained ground on both the men's and women's sides. The Athenas now have a commanding lead at 929 with the next closest opponent at 674. The Stags, led by senior Matthew Williams (CMC) earned crucial points in both championship and consolation finals to come within inches of Pomona-Pitzer. The Sagehens currently hold the 678-676 lead over the CMS men.
The annual Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships for swimming and diving are set to take place Feb. 15-18 in Commerce, Calif. at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center. Both the men’s and women’s teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps enter the meet undefeated in SCIAC dual meets during the season.
In the first day of the SCIAC Championships, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams set new meet records and are each battling for the top spot in the conference. The Athenas, bolstered by a superb showing in the 1-meter diving, sit in first place with an 82-point lead over Pomona-Pitzer. The Sagehens hold a narrow 122-114 lead over the Stags after the first day of competition.
In the highly anticipated matchup, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's and women's swim and dive teams earned the regular season victory over Pomona-Pitzer on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The Stags held just a 12 point lead at the second break but then extended their lead to 38 points, ultimately winning 167-129. The Athenas came away with a huge 182-117 win, avenging last season's dual meet loss.
Three pool records were set in Saturday’s double dual meet with Cal Lutheran and Caltech. Both the men’s and women’s teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps were victorious on the day beating CLU 153-68 (Stags) and 173-64 (Athenas), while taking Caltech 170-40 (Stags) and 197-30 (Athenas).
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s swim team earned a big 163-98 win over NCAA Division I Loyola Marymount University on Saturday afternoon. This is the first win for the class of 2017 over a DI or DII opponent