SCIAC Meet Highlights – CMS Freshman Matt Williams Posts 2 NCAA DIII A Cuts; Multiple Records Fall

During the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships (from Thursday to Sunday), the conference saw a number of records fall, and a myriad of NCAA DIII B cuts were swum by a number of individuals, as well as two A cuts posted by CMS freshman Matt Williams. Here’s the summation of the event winners and cuts that were made.

Men’s Highlights

Winning the men’s 200 freestyle relay was the team of Brent Reed, Nikolai Paloni, Spencer Peugh and Nelson Glendinning with a time of 1:23.74 – just a little shy of the NCAA B cut.

James Stevick of CMS won the 3 meter diving and set a new SCIAC and meet record in the process with his score of 572.30.

Marc Blumberg lead a 1-2-3-4 sweep by CMS men, each taking home a B cut in the process. Blumberg’s time was 4:33.19. Second place Alex Mendoza was 4:35.46. Third place Cameron Whiting was 4:35.55. Fourth place Conrad Shabb was 4:36.86.

Jeff Depew of Redlands headed up the 1-2 effort in the 200 IM with teammate David Ortyn to make NCAA B cuts that were under the 2013 invited time last year. Depew posted a 1:50.93 for the win. David Ortyn was 1:51.62 for runner up. Occidental’s Steven Van Deventer was third with an NCAA B cut time of 1:53.70.

In the 50, four men made it under the NCAA B cut. Fil Dajkovich of Whittier won the event with a 20.51. CMS’s Alex Poltash, Matt Williams and Patrick Schultz finished 2-3-4 with times of 20.86, 20.98 and 21.23, in that order.

The 400 medley relay went to the CMS team of Matt Williams, Zach Alleva, Patrick Schultz and Joe Hinton with an NCAA B cut time under the 2013 invite time of 3:18.30. Second for Occidental with a B cut time were Will Westwater, Steven Van Deventer, Alex Najarian and Kevin Kuwata (3:24.52).

CMS took down the SCIAC and meet records in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:30.71 by the team of Matt Williams, Zack Alleva, Patrick Schultz and Joe Hinton. Second place and a B cut time went to Pomona-Pitzer’s team of Daniel To, Kyle Dalrymple, Will Thorson and Hugh Berryman (1:32.46). Four of the top eight relays disqualified.

Conrad Shabb of CMS won the 400 IM with a new meet record of 3:56.88 – a time also under the 2013 invited time. Jeff Depew and David Ortyn of Redlands posted B cut times in second and third of 4:01.77 and 4:02.26, respectively. The three CMS finishers – Tim Storer, Alex Mendoza and Cory Johnson also finished with B cut times of 4:05.22, 4:06.25 and 4:06.61 for fourth, fifth and sixth.

Patrick Schultz (CMS) won the 100 butterfly with a new meet record and NCAA 2013 invite time of 49.10. Alex Najarian of Occidental was second with a B cut of 49.60. Marc Blumberg (CMS) was third with a B cut of 49.74. 

Cameron Whiting of CMS won the 200 freestyle with a 1:40.20 for an NCAA B cut.

Seven men in the 100 breaststroke were under the NCAA B cut time. Steven Van Deventer (Occidental) won with a 55.61, under the 2013 invited time. second was Nathan Yale (Pomona-Pitzer) with a 56.85. Third was Kevin Kuwata (Occidental) with a 56.88. Third was Kyle Dalrymple (Pomona-Pitzer) with a 56.99). Fourth was Marc Okimura (La Verne) with a 57.12. Mike Sanchez finished sixth with a 57.51. Seventh in a 57.66 was Anthony Ribal of CMS.

In the men’s 100 back, Matt Williams of CMS posted an NCAA A cut time of 47.94 to guarantee himself a ticket to IUPUI in March, breaking the SCIAC and meet records in the process. Daniel To of Pomona-Pitzer earned a B cut with his 51.34.

In the 800 freestyle relay, the CMS team of Marc Blumberg, Alex Poltash, Conrad Shabb and Cameron Whiting posted a 6:45.56, under the 2013 invite time to win. Redlands’ grou pof David Ortyn, Jeff Depew, Nelson Glendinning and Eric Loprete posted a B cut of 6:52.13.

In the mile, Conrad Shabb (CMS) broke the SCIAC and meet records with a 14:49.94, a time also under the NCAA invited time standard from last year. In second place with a B cut was teammate Alex Mendoza at 15:54.19. From Pomona-Pitzer, Thomas Turner finished third with a B cut of 16:14.61.

Matt Williams (CMS) broke another SCIAC and pool record with his 1:45.67 in the 200 backstroke, as well as posting another A cut time. Daniel To (Pomona-Pitzer finished second with a B cut of 1:51.47. Third from Redlands was Jeff Depew with a 1:51.97.

In the men’s 100 freestyle, Alex Poltash posted a 45.09 to get under the NCAA invited time for last year’s meet.

The men’s 200 breaststroke saw six B cuts. Steven Van Deventer (Occidental) won the event with a 2:00.46 – just three tenths shy of the meet record set in 2011 by Vincent Pai of CMS – with a time under the 2013 invited time. Marc Okumura of La Verne was runner up with a B cut of 2:03.66. Anthony Ribal (CMS) was third (2:04.58). Kevin Kuwata (Occidental) was fourth (2:05.37). Mike Sanchez (La Verne) was fifth (2:06.48). Kyle Dalrymple (Pomona Pitzer) was sixth (2:06.56).

Redlands’ David Ortyn finished with a 1:49.53 to get under the 2013 invited time and win the 200 butterfly. Marc Blumberg of CMS was second with a B cut of 1:50.99. Alex Najarian of Occidental also posted a B cut of 1:51.93.

CMS’ relay team of Joe Hinton, Matt Williams, Patrick Schultz and Alex Poltash finished first in the 400 freestyle relay with an NCAA invited time from 2013 of 3:01.64. Finishing in second with a B cut from Redlands was Eric Loprete, Brent Reed, Nelson Glendinning, and David Ortyn (3:03.90).

Final team scores:

CMS 1229, Pomona-Pitzer 706.5, Redlands 622, La Verne 541.5, California Lutheran 417, Whittier 366, Occidental 365, Caltech 210, Chapman 176

Women’s Highlights

The Redlands team of Lauren Robeznieks, Ellie Jaques, Summer Harp and Chandra Lukes won the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:36.86, just a few tenths off the NCAA B cut in the event.

Two women made NCAA B cuts in the 500 freestyle. Freshman Kay Sterner (Pomona-Pitzer) posted a 5:01.69 to win. Runner up Molly Loftus of CMS also put up a B cut with her 5:02.16.

Michele Kee of CMS broke the meet record in the 200 IM with her 2:04.35 and posted a time  that would have been invited to the 2013 NCAA meet. Runner up  Maki Tohmon of Pomona-Pitzer’s 2:06.98 was also under the B cut time.

Kelly Ngo of CMS won the 50 freestyle in meet record fashion breaking the record she’d set herself in prelims with a 23.56 for a time under the 2013 NCAA invited time. Redlands’ Chandra Lukes – NCAA champion in the 100 freestyle last year – was runner up with a B cut of 23.62.

Women’s 1 meter diving went to Occidental senior Jessica Robson whose 489.10 broke the SCIAC and Meet records.

The 400 medley relay went to the CMS team of Kelly Ngo, Kayla Flaten, Annika Jessen and Michele Kee in a 3:49.75, under last year’s NCAA invited time.

CMS won the 200 medley relay with a 1:45.60 from the team of Erin MacLean, Kelly Ngo, Annika Jessen and Helen Liu; the time was under the 2013 invited time.

Ellena Basada of Pomona-Pitzer broke the meet record she set in prelims in the 400 IM when she dropped over three seconds and went a 4:31.08 to win finals with a NCAA B cut. Five other women made B cut times in the event. Second was Haley Thiltgen (Redlands) with a 4:33.81. Thrid was Maddie Larkin (Pomona-Pitzer) with a 4:35.41. Fourth was Ellie Jaques (Redlands) with a 4:36.31. Fifth was Mackenzie Leake (CMS) with a 4:36.45. Sixth was Molly Loftus (CMS) with a 4:36.51.

CMS made of 1-2-3-4 sweep of the 100 butterfly, complete with NCAA B cuts led by Annika Jessen (56.24). Runner up was Michele Kee (56.36). Third was Helen Liu (56.76) and fourth was Erin MacLean (57.30).

LillyBelle Deer of CMS won the women’s 200 freestyle by .01 touching in first with a come-from-behind victory at 1:53.72 over Pomona-Pitzer’s Alex Lincoln (1:53.73). Deer was behind by over two seconds at the 150.

The women’s 100 breaststroke was won by Caroline Chang of Occidental in an NCAA B cut of 1:04.59. Second was Kelly Ngo (CMS) in 1:04.65. Third of Whittier was Haley Von Schottenstein (1:05.44). Fourth of CMS was Emily McKinnon (1:06.06).

Maddie Lovrensky of La Verne posted a 56.00 for an NCAA B cut under the 2013 invited time to win the 100 backstroke. Second from Pomona-Pitzer, also with a B cut of 57.58 was Mia Hahn. Chandra Lukes from Redlands was third with a B cut of 57.77.

Pomona-Pitzer’s 800 freestyle relay broke the meet record set in 2010 by Redlands with a 7:41.10. The squad was made of Alex Lincoln, Vicky Gyorffy, Johanna Rayl and Kay Sterner. The team’s time was also an NCAA B cut.

Molly Loftus (CMS) broke the meet record set in 2009 by Carliann Brashier of CMS with her 17:13.58, good for victory in the mile. The time is also an NCAA B cut time. Julie Case of Chapman University also put up a B cut with her 17:21.74. Kay Sterner of Pomona-Pitzer was third with a B cut of 17:31.31. CMS’s Louisa Dunwiddie posted a 17:32.24 for fourth; another B cut.

Maddie Lovernsky of La Verne put up a 2:02.56 to break the meet record set in 2011 by Tessa Dover and break under the 2013 invited time in the 200 backstroke. In second and third for Pomona-Pitzer with B cut times were teammates Mia Hahn (2:04.26) and Maddie Larkin (2:05.90).

Alex Lincoln of Pomona-Pitzer won the 100 freestyle with a 52.05, good for a B cut time.

Emily McKinnon and Kelly Ngo went 1-2 as freshmen for CMS in the 200 breaststroke, both with B cut times of 2:19.82 and 2:20.37, respectively. Caroline Chang of Occidental finished third with a B cut of 2:22.08. 

Michele Kee led a 1-2 finish for CMS in the 200 butterfly as well as breaking the meet record and going under the 2013 NCAA invited time when she finished in a 2:04.20. The previous record was held by Redlands’ Lauren Zehner set in 2010. Annika Jessen (CMS) finished in a 2:06.42 with a B cut. Evelyn Beguiristain was third with aB cut of 2:06.82.

Jessica Robson of Occidental returned to the boards to win again on 3 mether, posting a 491.85 to break the SCIAC and meet records. The meet record she broke by nearly 20 points was established by Marra Stankus of Occidental in 1994.

CMS won the 400 freestyle relay with the team of Cassie Burgess, Ellie Smith, Stephanie Doe and Courtney Chan posting a 3:29.82 to go under the 2013 invited time for NCAAS. Also posting a B cut was the Redlands team of Haley Thiltgen, Ellie Jaques, Lauren Robeznieks and Chandra Lukes at 3:31.09.

CMS 1152.5, Pomona-Pitzer 925, Redland 607, Whittier 468, Occidental 445.5, La Veren 337.5, Chapman 333, California Lutheran 296.5, Caltech 141

For complete results click here: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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Richard henderson
8 years ago

Mile won with 15:49, not 14:49…..thanks

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