Triton Men and Women Dominate with Wins Over Stags and Athenas
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego No. 6 men’s and No. 4 women’s swimming and diving teams remain undefeated in their dual meet history with No. 12/13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, notching two wins on Saturday afternoon. With a score of 201-83, the women secured a commanding victory over the Athenas, while the men recorded a 176-116 win over the Stags.
It was a successful day for the UC San Diego divers, as Patty Sullivan punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships for the 2018-19 season, recording a score of 447.45 on the 3-meter board with her 11 dives.
In both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions during the meet, the Tritons took the top spots. Brooke Abrantes achieved a score of 267.15 in the women’s 1-meter dive, and came away with first place again with 281.85 points in the 3-meter, posting qualifying scores in both.
Freshman Owen Hunt led the men, grabbing the number one slot in the 1-meter dive and nine points with a score of 229.20. In the 3-meter dive, Hunt came out on top again, recording a score of 222.82.
For the swimmers, freshman Tina Reuter recorded yet another B cut in the early stages of her Triton career, touching the wall at the 5:04.64 mark in the 500 free. She turned in her other individual win of the day in the 200 free, with a time of 1:52.05. Classmate Cody Hargadon also notched two individual victories for the women, first in the 50 free with a time of 24.13 and later in the 100 free with a mark of 52.33.
Hayden Johnson and Tyler James each picked up a pair of individual victories for the men. Johnson recorded a time of 9:34.72 in the 1000 free and 4:40.71 in the 500 free for his wins, while James’ times of 50.78 in the 100 back and 46.70 in the 100 free both earned him the top spots in his events.
The Triton swimmers and divers return to action in two weeks. While the Triton divers compete at the Trojan Diving Invitational from Nov. 9-11, the swimmers will compete across town at UCLA on Nov. 10.
About UC San Diego Athletics With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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