SCIAC Swim and Dive Championships Preview
The University of La Verne Swim and Dive team will be competing in the 2011-12 SCIAC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Pomona-Pitzer. The meet will be held this Sunday-Tuesday at the South Gate Pool, with preliminary rounds taking place on all three days beginning at 10 a.m., and championship rounds at night beginning at 5 p.m.
First-year head coach, Pat Skehan has already made impact on the program with over 23 swimmers recording their personal-best in every event heading into Championships. "I am excited for our team's performance at the SCIAC Swimming & Diving Championship," said Skehan. "They have worked very hard and come together as a team. We started in September, took on new challenges every day and now we should get a GREAT return on our investment."
Marc Okimura, Shane Hurter, John Jarvis, and Maddie Lovrensky, are the top seeded swimmers for the Leopards. Okimura will be competing in the 200-yard IM, the 200-yard breaststroke, as well as the 100-yard breaststroke where he holds the school record with a time of 57.79. Hurter's events will be the 100-yard and the 200-yard backstroke. Jarvis, La Verne's top distance swimmer, will be swimming in the 200-yard, 500-yard, and 1650-yard freestyle.
For the women, Lovrensky will be competing in the 50-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke, and the 200-yard backstroke where she holds the school record with a time of 1:00.00.
"Marc, Maddie, Shane and John are all seeded in the top; but I know a whole lot of Leopards could find their way into the scoring heats. The very strong SCIAC conference will see the new Leopard attack," said Skehan.
Live results and tournament information can be found HERE. For live results sent straight to you phone, you can download the Live Results App (for iPhone/iPad) via BigFish Software. Follow:@Sagehens for Twitter updates from the evening finals sessions.