The quest for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming & diving program's 51st and 52nd conference championships begin on Feb.19, as the four-day SCIAC Championships get underway at Whittier College's Lillian Slade Aquatics Center and run from Feb. 19-22. The CMS men's team has won 34 SCIAC Championships overall including seven in a row, while the women's team has won 16 overall and 12 in a row.
"This is a pretty experienced group and that's something we are going to rely on at the SCIAC Championships," said head coach Charlie Griffiths. "Our senior class has been through a lot of battles both at the conference and national levels. They have shown the ability to step up when it's time to step up, so I am excited to see them lead the team this weekend."
"We're prepared for a competitive weekend at the SCIAC Championships on both the men's and women's sides," said Griffiths. "We were able to win all of our dual meets in SCIAC, but we know that the conference meet scoring setup values different abilities compared to the dual meets, so we think that the overall team competitions are going to be pretty exciting."
Preliminary events start each day at 9 a.m. while the finals are expected to start at 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 and Feb. 22. On Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, finals are expected to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Originally scheduled to be in Commerce, Calif., the 2015 SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships Feb. 19-22 have been moved to Whittier College in Whittier, Calif. All events are going to be held at Whittier. A campus map for Whittier College can be found here.
Please view the SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championships event webpage for complete Championships information including venue info, records, event times, live video and live results links and much more.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team enters the SCIAC Championships 8-0 in the 2014-15 season. Three Athenas hold the best times for individual events: Kelly Ngo (50-yard freestyle), Lorea Gwo (100-yard butterfly), and Emily McKinnon (200-yard breaststroke). CMS captures the top seed in both diving events: Maia Presti (1-meter) and Carli Lessard (3-meter). The Athenas are the top seed for four relay events: 200-yard medley relay (Ngo, Stephanie Doi, Gwo, Courtney Chan), 400-yard medley relay (Ngo, Doi, Gwo, LillyBelle Deer), 200-yard freestyle relay (Doi, Chan, Maddie Crawford, Gwo), and 400-yard freestyle relay (Doi, Chan, Deer, Gwo). Last year, CMS won the SCIAC Championships and went on to place 13th in the National Championships.
2014-15 Conference Swimming & Diving Top Times/Scores (Women)
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team enters the 2014-15 SCIAC Championships with an 8-0 record on the season. Five individuals hold the best times in seven swimming events: Cameron Whiting (200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle), Patrick Shultz (100-yard butterfly), Matthew Williams (100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke), Alex Mendoza (1650-yard freestyle), Alex Poltash (100-yard freestyle). In the diving, James Stevick sits as the highest seed in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. The Stags are the top seed for four relay events: 200-yard medley relay (Williams, Zach Alleva, Shultz, Poltash), 200-yard freestyle relay (Graham Spurzem, Whiting, Williams, Shultz), 400-yard freestyle relay (Whiting, Poltash, Shultz, Spurzem), and 800-yard freestyle relay. Last year, CMS won the SCIAC Championships and went on to place ninth in the National Championships.
2014-15 Conference Swimming & Diving Top Times/Scores (Men)
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