Three Stags Earn All-SCIAC Honors on Final Day of League Championships, CMS Finishes Second

Junior Henry Limm earned the highest individual finish for the Stags on Sunday, coming in second in the 200 breast.
Junior Henry Limm earned the highest individual finish for the Stags on Sunday, coming in second in the 200 breast.

COMMERCE, Calif. - Junior Henry Limm finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke and senior Aaron Lutzker came in third, while senior John Everett was third in the 200-yard butterfly as all three earned All-SCIAC honors on the final day of the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Sunday evening at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center.

Pomona-Pitzer took the team championship with 1125.5 points, followed by CMS with 984.5 points. It was then a substantial drop to third place, where Redlands stood with 588 points, followed by Cal Lutheran with 478.5. 

The 200-yard breaststroke was the top event for the Stags on the day, as they put four of their swimmers in the finals and two on the podium. Limm finished in 2:01.60, placing him 21st nationally this season, good for second place. Lutzer (No. 23 nationally) ended in 2:02.33 to come in third place, while sophomore Sean Hoerger and senior Tyler Welty qualified for the finals and finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively. 

The final individual event of the championship saw senior John Everett earn his way onto the podium with All-SCIAC honors, coming in third in the 200 fly with a time of 1:51.13. Freshman Matthew Waddell also qualified for the finals and came in fourth place, finishing in 1:51.46.

CMS had three finalists in the 200 back, with freshman Nicholas Tan coming in sixth with a 1:52.92, while junior Sam Willett and junior Dave Makhervaks were also in the top nine for the Stags. Junior Ben Culberson chipped in with a fifth-place finish in the 1650 (15:51.67), while freshman Michael Lee and Waddell were right behind in sixth and seventh. 

CMS will have at least one indiviudal continue on with his season. Junior Kendall Hollimon, who won both SCIAC diving events last week, will head to the NCAA Diving regional qualifiers in Grinnell, Iowa next weekend, while currently ranking seventh nationally in the three-meter and 11th in the one-meter. Sophomore Marco Conati is currently seventh nationally in the 100 fly after winning that event at the SCIAC Championships yesterday and is in strong position to go to nationals as well.