REDLANDS, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2019) – Led by senior Brittany Percin (Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Stanford Online) the Caltech women's swimming & diving team performed well against Chapman University and host school the University of Redlands on Saturday.
Percin took first place every event she competed in. The former NCAA qualifier won the 50 Free by one-tenth of a second (25.55), then took the 100 Free by nearly two seconds (54.43). In addition to her dominance in the individual events, Percin also teamed with classmate Gemma Takahashi (San Jose, Calif. / Leland), sophomore Jessica Sun (York, Penn. / Red Lion Area Senior) and Danica Adams (Novato, Calif. / UC Berkeley) in the 400 Medley Relay, which the Beavers won by a little more than three seconds over the next fastest team. The short-handed Beavers came up shy of beating the Bulldogs and Panthers in the team score but had a solid day highlighted by Percin's performance in the individual events and the relay team's strong swim.
Sophomore Krystin Brown (Lake Forest, Calif. / Trabuco Hills) led the way for Caltech in the diving events and stood out as the second-strongest diver off the 1-meter and 3-meter board. Brown put up 205 points on the 1-meter board and scored 193.65 on the 3-meter board. Classmate Nerys Huffman (Broomfield, Colo. / Peak to Peak Charter School) finished fifth in the 1-meter competition and fourth in the 3-meter competition, while Alix Espino (El Paso, Texas / El Paso) came in seventh in both contests.
Head Coach Andy Brabson and the Beavers will return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 19 when they host Whittier College at 10 a.m.