Women shine, Men compete in first SCIAC Dual Meet

Women shine, Men compete in first SCIAC Dual Meet

LA VERNE, Calif — The sun came out as the Leopards competed against Occidental in its first home meet of the season.

"The women raced extremely well and showed tremendous depth today" said Head Coach Pat Skehan, who picked up her first women's win against Oxy since her tenure started in 2011-12. All of the women competing picked up points for the win.

Krislyn Cha led the women with a display of versatility, winning the 200 yard butterfly (2:16.42), 200 yard backstroke (2:19.50), and the 200 yard IM (2:18.75). She also was a member of the winning 200 yard medley relay team.

Newcomers Kayla Yip and Rachel Fox had big wins in the 100 yard butterfly (1:01.99) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:09.95), respectively. Their solid starts were enough to give them the extra edge over Oxy's Lianne McKinney (1:06.83) and Ellie O'Brien (1:10.23).

Amber DeLoye won both, 3M and 1M boards. "[Amber] dove really well today and I'm excited abour her season," said Skehan.

Karla Fuertez picked up the win in 100 yard freestyle with a time of 56.92. Rachel Miyoga added nine points for La Verne with a win in the 50 yard freestyle (26.45).

Although the men were outmanned, they were solid in their performances.

Harry Bennett picked up points for the men with wins in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:13.37) and the 200 yard IM (2:04.32).

Daniel Carpenter picked up wins in the 50 yard freestyle (21.81) and the 100 yard freestyle (48.47).

Sophomore Tyler Bennett picked up the win in 1000 yard freestyle (11:57.40) and freshman CJ Woodward collected the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 57.31.

"All in all it was a great team effort" Skehan said. "Everyone worked to contribute to the cause and set ourselves up for great things in the future."

The Leopards will take next weekend to prepare for a meet against Pomona-Pitzer and Cal Lutheran at Haldeman Pool in Claremont, Calif. on Saturday, November 21st.