SCIAC Swim and Dive Championships Day 3
The final evening of the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships produced another night of record-setting performances for the University of La Verne men's and women's team Tuesday at South Gate Pool.
In the team competition, the La Verne men finished in sixth place in the overall standings (299) while the women's team had an eighth-place overall finish (151). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps claimed both the men's and women's team titles.
La Verne added two new school records and three NCAA B cut qualifying times on the final evening of competition.
The Leos were again highlighted by freshman Maddie Lovrensky who captured her second SCIAC individual title with first-place finish in the women's 200-yard backstroke (2:06.01). Lovrensky's success in this event also lead to her third NCAA B cut qualifying time and as well as another new school record.
Senior Shane Hurter also earned All-SCIAC honors with his third-place finish in the men's 200-yard backstroke (1:51.44), earning his second individual school record and fifth overall, as he was a part of three record-breaking relay teams. His time in this event also notched him a third NCAA B cut qualifying time. Marc Okimura finished fourth overall in the men's 200-yard breaststroke, earning his second NCAA B cut time with time of 2:06.58.
The men's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Hurter, Andrew Mackay, Tyler Hunt, and Devon Photias captured a fourth place. Freshman Jon Jarvis was a finalist in the men's 1650-yard freestyle, where he placed eighth overall coming in at 17:11.92, setting a new school record. Jarret Peterson also swam in the 1650-yard freestyle final and came in 15th place with a time of 17:21.45. Tyler Hunt also made it into finals, placing 12th in the men's 100-yard freestyle (48.19).
On the women's side, senior Erin Morten earned a spot in two events in the finals where she went on to place 13th in the women's 1650-yard freestyle (18:41.51), and 16th in the 200-yard butterfly (2.23.55).
The Leopards concluded the SCIAC Championships with ten new school records and six NCAA B cut qualifying times.