Men's Swiming & Diving beats Chapman, Women split

Men's Swiming & Diving beats Chapman, Women split

ORANGE, Calif. — The University of La Verne swimming and diving teams continued their dual-meet season, taking on Chapman and Mills at Allred Aquatics Center on Saturday.

The men claimed every event but the 1000 yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Captains Harry Bennett (200 medley relay - 1:39.25, 100 butterfly - 56:09, 200 individual medley - 2:02.38), Daniel Carpenter (200 medley relay - 1:39.25, 200 freestyle - 1:48.32, 100 freestyle - 47.79) and Timothy Polman (200 medley relay 1:39.25, 50 freestyle - 21.82, 400 freestyle relay - 3:30.49) were all triple winners. The trio, along with C.J. Woodward, won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:39.25 to kick off the meet.

Woodward took the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.84 and Scott MacKay won both the 3-meter (285.20) and the 1-meter (285.50) boards.

But the most impressive swim came from Brandon Pon, who went 4:50.22 who win the 500 freestyle. It is the fastest time in the event since head coach Pat Skehan took over in 2011.

A pair of relays, which are worth 11 points each, cost the women in a 126-105 loss to Chapman as they were disqualified in the 200 medley relay -- which they would've won -- and were just out-touched in the 400 freestyle relay.

Karla Fuertez continued her hot streak, winning the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:01.77 and the 500 freestyle with a 5:27.65. She also posted a split of 55.47 as the anchor of the 400 freestyle relay team.

Miranda Chavez won the 100 breastbone with a personal record time of 1:10.77 and Mary Hanna posted a solid 56.53 to win the 100 freestyle.

"It was a big win for the men and the women were just edged on the relays," Skehan said. "I think with a little work, we will be able to battle back next weekend when we take on Caltech and Chapman."