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Women's and Men's Swim Teams Finish Second and Third at SCIAC Championships, and Set 8 New Sagehen Records

The SCIAC season dual and conference meets ended very successfully for the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams. The women tied for second place with the University of Redlands, while the men held off challenges from Cal Lutheran and Occidental with a last day flourish to hold on to third place. Adding to the luster of the SCIAC meet were 24 top three finishes, which designate the finishers as members of the select All-SCIAC swim team.

Eight new Pomona-Pitzer records were set during the finals: Kristin Lindbergh ’12 in the 50 and 100 freestyles; Naomi Laporte ‘10, who bettered her own records in the 100 and 200 butterflies; Max Scholten ‘12 in the 200 backstroke; David Henderson ‘09, who erased two 22-year-old records in the 500 and 1000 freestyle; and the team of Kimi Ide-Foster PI‘10, Kathleen Hall ‘09, Michelle Prokocki ‘09, and Janelle Gyorffy ‘09 in the 200 medley relay.

Lindbergh, Laporte and Scholten all met NCAA consideration standards, and are training and waiting for the final determination on March 5 to see if they advance to the NCAA III championships in Minneapolis.