CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2015) – Freshman Brittany Percin (Moraga, Calif. / Stanford Online) broke her second program record in as many collegiate meets as the Caltech women's swimming and diving team competed at the Pomona-Pitzer Swim and Dive Relay Invite on Saturday morning.
After breaking the 200 Free record in her collegiate debut last week, Percin led off the 400 Freestyle Relay with a 55.03 to claim her second record by the smallest of margins at .01.
The Beavers kicked off the meet with a six-second improvement on last season's 200 Medley Relay performance at the SCIAC Championships, clocking a 2:26.68 thanks in large part to freshman Gemma Takahashi (San Jose, Calif. / Leland) splitting a 28.47 butterfly leg and Percin a 25.68 50 free. Percin followed up last week's record-setting 200 Free with another sub-two-minute split at 1:59.17 on the anchor leg of the crescendo relay.
Percin's record-setting relay performance came next, followed by another impressive split from Takahashi, who clocked a 56.66 100 Free. The pair then split 25.71 and 25.65 on the 200 Free Relay team, which finished in 2:06.24 to edge out last year's SCIAC Championship team by a half second.
Head Coach Jack Leavitt and the Beavers will host their first home meet of the year against the University of Redlands on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m.