Women’s swim and dive sweeps SCIAC tri-meet

Women's swimmers take off from the blocks.
Photo by Larry Newman

REDLANDS, Calif. - The Chapman University men's and women's swim and dive teams competed against Caltech and Redlands this past weekend at the third SCIAC meet of the year. Freshman Riley Brownfield took home first place in three races, helping lead the women to a 121.0 - 120.0 victory over Redlands and a 173.0 - 53.0 victory over Caltech.

Brownfield took first in the 100 and 200 free, as well as the 400 free relay alongside seniors Molly Davis, Teresa Gerhold, and Natalie Neffner. The foursome finished with a time of 3:37.50 and Brownfield posted a 56.29 in the 100 free and a 2:01.16 in the 200 free. Chapman also took third in the same event with a 3:55.60 finish by sophomores Kealani Tanizaki-Hudson and Sophia Kelsey, junior Carina Laukatis and senior Katharine Buliga

Davis also made the leaderboard in the 200 free, finishing with a time of 2:03.11 to take second place in front of fellow senior Ally Haase, who finished third at 2:05.28. 

The Panthers also had two top-5 finishes in the 200 IM. Rookie Hannah Parulan and junior Gillian Logan finished first and third respectively. Parulan posted a time of 2:14.49 while Logan finished at 2:18.12.

On the boards, junior Olivia Guarino finished second on the 3-meter board and third in the 1-meter board with scores of 171.30 and 162.75 respectively. Freshman Mina Cannon took home second on the 1-meter board with a score of 177.45 and third on the 3-meter board with a score of 159.65. Senior Roisin Cunningham posted a score of 144.55 on the 3-meter board and a 144.60 on the 1-meter board.

On the men's side, sophomore Omar Insignares took second place in the 200 fly with a time of 2:01.22. Fellow second-year William Cho finished second in the 500 free with a time of 4:55.51. Rookie Michael Garza finished in the top-5 in the 200 breast with a time of 2:21.59. 

The Panthers make their 2019-2020 debut at Allred Olympic Pool to take on La Verne on Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

by Niki Ardebili
Sports Information Intern

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