ORANGE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016) – Freshmen Brittany Percin (Moraga, Calif. / Stanford Online) and Gemma Takahashi (San Jose, Calif. / Leland) each broke another record as the Caltech women's swimming and diving team competed in its final away double-dual meet of the year at Chapman University, along with the University of La Verne, on Saturday morning.
Both rookies beat the previous program records by over two seconds, with Percin clocking a 4:56.05 in the 400 IM and Takahashi touching first overall in the 200 Back at 2:15.58. Junior Zofii Kaczmarek (New York, N.Y. / Stuyvesant) impressed on the boards, placing second on the 3-meter with a career-high 187.05 and third in the 1-meter.
Senior Grace Lee (Artesia, Calif. / Gretchen Whitney) had a day as well, clocking the first sub-30-second 50 Free of her career and chopping almost four seconds from her personal best 100 Free, coming in at 1:05.97. Senior Tiffany Zhou (Brentwood, Calif. / Heritage) also shaved a second in the 50 Free (36.91) and knocked off a whopping eight seconds in the 100 Free (1:19.55). Junior Kate Evans (Cumming, Ga. / Lambert) recorded a career-best 6:56.25 in the 500 Free as well.
Head Coach Jack Leavitt and the Beavers host their final dual meet of the year against Occidental College on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.