Rosenberger Wins a Pair in Rout of Blues on Wednesday

photo credit: Shannon Steele
photo credit: Shannon Steele

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Lauren Rosenberger (CMC) won the 200 Fly and 400 IM as the No. 17 Athenas defeated the Whitman Blues 200-61 on Wednesday afternoon. Despite the Athenas winning all 14 women's events in the meet, Rosenberger was the only swimmer to win multiple individual events on the afternoon. The other 10 individual events were won by 10 different Athenas, showing the balance of their roster.

The afternoon started with the Athenas taking the top two spots in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Ivy Chen (HMC), Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC), Janet Tran (CMC), and Allie Umemoto (SC) won the event in a time of 1:50.46.

Elizabeth Carrade (CMC) got the parade of individual victories started with a dominate showing in the 1000 Free. Carrade sat in second place after 200 yards, but took the lead during the next lap and never looked back winning the event in a time of 10:59.45, more than 13 seconds ahead of the next finisher.

Mia Syme (CMC) turned in a time of 2:00.78 to win the 200 Free and Chen claimed the 100 Back with a time of 1:01.22. Chen just barely out touched teammate, Janet Tran by .44 to win the event.

Later in the meet, Tran got her victory. The freshman won the 500 Free in come-from behind fashion. Tran trailed teammate Riley Hoffman (CMC) after 300 yards, but turned on the burners in the final 200 to win the event by more than five seconds in a time of 5:18.22.

Just like Tran, Hoffman added a first-place victory to her runner-up finish. Hoffman's win came in the 50 Free when she won the event but .01 over Whitman's Zoe Hill witha time of 25.28. Hill finished in 25.19 for one of just four second-place finishes for the Blues on the day.

Other winners included Bacon-Brenes in the 100 Breast (1:08.77), Umemoto in the 100 Free (54.35), Liv Baker in the 200 Back (2:10.99), Bryn Edwards (CMC) in the 200 Breast (2:33.63), and Anne Jang (CMC) in the 100 Fly (1:00.95).

As mentioned, Laura Rosenberger highlighted the day with a pair solid performances in individual victories. First Rosenberger claimed the 200 Fly in wire-to-wire fashion with a time of 2:13.21, topping the second-place finisher by nearly nine seconds. She added the 400 IM later in the meet by, once again, leading from start to finish and tallying a time of 4:43.96.

The Athenas capped off the strong dual with the top two finishes in the 200 Free Relay. The team of Chen, Tran, Hoffman, and Madison Blumer edged another CMS squad by just .11 of the second to take the relay in a time of 1:40.98. Jang, Umemoto, Laura Dickinson (CMC), and Emma Stacy (SC) placed second with a time of 1:41.09.

The Athenas will be in action on Saturday when they travel to Cal Lutheran to take on the Regals at 10:00 a.m.