CMS wins six events at relay meet

Marc Blumberg (photo by Thomas Carey)
Marc Blumberg (photo by Thomas Carey)

CMS joined a six team field at the Pomona-Pitzer Relays on Saturday, November 1. The Athenas and Stags combined for six wins in the 19-event meet.

The Stags earned its first win in the non-traditional 500 yard crescendo relay. Marc Blumberg, Bryce Murley, Cameron Whiting and Alex Mendoza swam freestyle distances of 50, 100, 150 and 200 yards for the victory in a time of 4:14.47.

CMS next won the mixed 200 yard freestyle relay. Kelly Ngo, Blumberg, Courtney Chan, Mendoza, LillyBelle Deer, Whiting, Lorea Gwo and Patrick Shultz each sprinted a 25.

Matthew Valentine, Matthew Williams and Blumberg joined forces to take the 3 x 100 butterfly relay.

Senior Stags Whiting, Blumberg and Mendoza won the 3 x 500 freestyle relay. Their time of 14:37.25 was nearly 15 seconds ahead of second place California Baptist University.

CMS ended the day with a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The Athena relay of Stephanie Doi, Ngo, Chan and Gwo edged Cal Baptist by a narrow .04 seconds.

In the men's event, Whiting, Williams, Graham Spurzem, and Shultz took the 4 x 50 freestyle sprint.

"It was fun to be tested with a number of close races today," said Head Coach Charlie Griffiths. "We'll see each of the teams in today's field again this season and we know that we need to continue to get better to achieve our goals."

California Baptist won the team scoring with 248 points. Host Pomona-Pitzer was second (229), CMS third (216), LaVerne fourth (68), Concordia fifth (31) and Chapman sixth (25).

CMS will host its annual Alumni Meet on Saturday, November 8. Competition is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m.

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