LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On Saturday morning the Occidental swimming/diving squad posted a pair of wins over Caltech. In the men's meet the Tigers posted a 132-79 victory while the women won 133-91.
The bright spot for the Beavers were the divers. Although Occidental didn't have any male divers, Wade Hann-Carutaers performed exceptionally by posting a score of 247.55 on the one-meter board. That score leaves him just 20 points away from a qualifying score for the NCAA National Meet in March. In the three-meter event, the sophomore also performed well by scoring 208.30 points.
In the women's diving competition Peggy Allen continued to post solid scores as she finished third in both events. The senior tallied scores of 170.60 and 181.70 in the one- and three-meter events respectively. Timi Kosztin also scored team points for Beavers during the diving competition by placing fourth in one-meter with a score of 167.85.
Christine Sun had a pair of nice swims for the Beavers. The freshman placed second in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 12:51.22 while recording a third place finish in the 100 yard butterfly. Jennifer Zhu also scored points in a pair of events for Caltech. Zhu finished second in the 100 yard freestyle (1:17.76) while placing third in the 500 yard freestyle (7:44.83).
In the men's meet Tommy Kwong posted a pair of third place finishes. Kwong scored individual points in the 50 yard freestyle (25.10) and 100 yard butterfly (1:02.29) events.
Jack Blackwood had a good swim in the 500 yard freestyle event by placing second with a time of 5:36.67.