La Verne Swim and Dive Opens SCIAC Competition

La Verne Swim and Dive Opens SCIAC Competition

THOUSAND OAKS, — Jessica Argelander and Alondra Camacho led the women's squad to a narrow win over the Regals, the men's squad posted solid times, and the University of La Verne swim and dive teams opened SCIAC competition Saturday against No. 9/13 (men/women) Pomona-Pitzer and Cal Lutheran.

Argelander, a transfer from LIU Post made a splash in her first SCIAC meet for the Leopards. Areglander won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.72 and touched first in the 100 freestyle at 54.20. She also finished 3rd in the women's 100 butterfly (1:03.26) and led off the winning 400 freestyle relay that posted a time of 3:51.31.

After an outstanding freshman campaign, Camacho again showed why she is one of the top underclassmen swimmers in the conference. The Highland Park native posted three top-two finishes including wins in the 200 individual medley (2:20.42) and 200 backstroke (2:16.29) and a second place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:03.34).

Carli Willis, Ashley Meza, and Roxanna Ramirez swam the final three legs of the winning 400 freestyle relay.

From the Coach

"We had a great team meet today versus Cal Lutheran," said University of La Verne swim and dive Head Coach Pat Skehan. "We saw lots of improvement for both the men and women. The women's team dug themselves a pretty deep hole early in the meet but rallied back to take the win in the final event by one point." 

On the men's side, sophomore Trevor Ichiki set in season personal best times in both the 1650 freestyle (17:18.72) and 500 freestyle (4:49.45). Sophomore captain Lorenzo De Leon challenged in the 100 and 200 backstroke finishing third (56.13) and fourth (2:02.37) respectively. Junior transfer Brian McAteer jumps on La Verne's all-time top times list in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.82) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.03).

Women's Scores

La Verne 136, Cal Lutheran 135

No. 13 Pomona-Pitzer 191, La Verne 98

Men's Scores

Cal Lutheran 195, La Verne 45

No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer 209, La Verne 52

Next Meet

The Leopards open their home schedule against Whittier College this Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. Diving starts at 10:30 with swimming commencing immediately after.

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