Photo by Michael Wong
COMMERCE, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2018) – The Caltech women's swimming & diving team scored meaningful points in both swimming and diving competitions at the 2018 SCIAC Championships to move up one spot following Friday's events.
The bulk of the women's points came courtesy of freshman diver Krystin Brown (Lake Forest, Calif. / Trabuco Hills). In her first SCIAC Championship diving competition, Brown impressed with a seventh-place finish in the 1-meter final (393.55), just missing out on a spot at Regionals by a mere 1.45 points. Brown's placing, which ended up being third among freshmen, earned Caltech a key 14 points that allowed the Beavers to pass the University of La Verne.
Fresh off of qualifying for the NCAA 'B' cut on the opening day of the SCIAC meet and breaking her own 500 Free record (5:09.77) in the prelim session, junior Brittany Percin (Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Stanford Online) swam her usual pace in the 500 Free and touched the wall in seventh. The only other women's swimming event in which Caltech had a finals competitior saw freshman Stella Wang (Greensboro, N.C. / North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics) anchor a team consisting of junior Teresa Tran (Irvine, Calif. / Northwood) and freshmen Nora Koe (New Hyde Park, N.Y. / Herricks) and Olivia Durrett (Charlotte, NC / Phillips Academy Andover) in the 200 Free Relay. Wang swam the Beavers' fastest split in 26.98.
The SCIAC Championships resume on Friday, Feb. 23 with the preliminaries slated for 9 a.m. and including the 400 IM, 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, women's 3m prelims and men's 1m finals with the 400 Medley Relay in the evening session.