Tritons Sweep Cal Baptist on Senior Day, Set Two Pool Records
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego No. 3/11 women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams swept California Baptist on their Senior Day. The women defeated the Lancers, 195-104, while the men beat the Lancers, 161-136. With the victories, the women improve to 8-6 and the men improve 5-2.
Prior to the meet, the Tritons recognized senior men Marc Caron, Will Knox, Chon Pong Lao, Alejandro Ortiz, Garrett Tse, and William Wihanto, along with senior women Brooke Abrantes, Delainey Carlin, Reagan Eickert, Emily Lambert, Lily Maxfield, Lindsey Miller, and Patty Sullivan.
The women and men both captured the first-place slot in the opening relays, the 200 medley. In the women’s event, both UC San Diego relay squads claimed the top two spots. Olivia Parks, Grace Murphy, Lambert, and Cody Hargadon combined for a time of 1:45:09 to take first, while Jordan Phillips, Maxfield, Lindsay Clark, and Amanda Rios compiled a 1:47.96 mark to grab second.
On the men’s side, Tyler James, Edgar Chin, Tse, and Spencer Daily teamed up for a new Canyonview Aquatic Center record. The men came in at 1:29.30, under the previous record that they set earlier this season on Oct. 27, 2018 (1:30.90).
The final relays were another highlight for both Triton teams. Tina Reuter, Eickert, Murphy, and Hargadon recorded a time of 3:28.73 for first in the 400 free relay. For the men, Daily, Tse, Sawyer Farmer, and Graham Hauss set a new pool record of 3:01.58, touching the wall over three seconds faster the previous record.
The Tritons were successful in their individual events as well, with 12 B cuts from the two teams. Aidan Yong (9:29.38, 1000 free), Tina Reuter (1:52.44, 200 free), Hauss (1:39.16, 200 free; 45.30, 100 free), Chin (55.15, 100 breast), Hargadon (23.85, 50 free; 51.41, 100 free), Daily (20.20, 50 free; 48.22, 100 fly), Murphy (2:20.39, 200 breast), Zack Reuter (4:34.65, 500 free), and Tse (48.71) each recorded B cuts.
In the women’s diving events, it was a battle between senior All-Americans Abrantes and Emily Dunkerson. Abrantes came out on top in the 3 meter, compiling a score of 266.25 to earn nine points for the Tritons. Patty Sullivan had the Tritons’ next-best finish, with a score of 236.02. Abrantes came up just short of first in the 1 meter dive, with 248.09 points compared to Dunkerson’s score of 248.24.
The divers return to action tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. for the remainder of the Bruin Diving Invitational at UCLA. The men’s swim team will next compete at home against Cal at noon on Jan. 25-26, while the women will be back in competition at noon on Feb. 2 as they host the University of San Diego.
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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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