LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Brandon Pon and Ashley MacAskill each won the 1000 freestyle, but the University of La Verne men's and women's swim and dive teams fell on the road to the Occidental College Tigers.
Men's Score: Occidental 159, La Verne 85
Women's Score: Occidental 193, La Verne 51
Pon won with a time of 10:11.41 to open the individual events for the men, beating the next best finisher by nearly 11 seconds. MacAskill made a sweep for the Leopards in the event winning with a time of 11:28.55.
Kirsten Knoblach also scored a win, touching first in the 400 individual medley with a time of 5:11.18.
Junior Kayla Yip had two tight second place finishes in the 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly and anchored the women's freestyle relay in a season-best 24.90 which was the fastest women's split in the meet.
History at Tayor Pool: While Captain Mary Hana gave the graduation address the rest of the Leopard swimmers were making history at Occidental. Occidental has the oldest competitive pool in the United States and this was the last official swim meet in the 94 year history of Taylor Pool.
Men's Top Three Finishers:
Brandon Pon — First, 1000 freestyle (10:11.41); Third, 500 freestyle (4:57.69)
Lorenzo DeLeon — Third, 200 freestyle (1:50.76); Third, 50 backstroke (26.08)
Guillermo Yanes — Third, 100 breaststroke (1:03.81); Third, 50 breaststroke (29.59)
Women's Top Three Finishers:
Ashley MacAskill — First, 1000 freestyle (11:28.55)
Rachel Fox — Second, 200 freestyle (2:06.17); Second, 500 freestyle (5:39.42)
Ashley Bennett — Second, 100 backstroke (1:07.35)
Isabelle Cheng — Third, 100 breaststroke (1:17.28); Third, 50 breaststroke (35.24)
Kayla Yip — Second, 50 butterfly (27.63); Second, 100 butterfly (1:01.62)
Rachel Miyoga — Second, 50 freestyle (26.12); Second, 50 backstroke (29.02)
Kirsten Knoblach — First, 400 IM (5:11.18)
Next Meet: The Leopards cap off the SCIAC regular season with a home meet against Redlands and Cal Lutheran Saturday, February 10 at Las Flores Park, beginning at 10 a.m.