Athletes of the Week
Swimming & Diving
In his first SCIAC Championships, junior Ore Wahnishe produced multiple record-breaking performances. Of the 16 total CLU records to fall, Wahnishe was responsible for six of them, including three individual records and three as a member of a relay team. The transfer swam the fastest 50 free in CLU history with a time of 20.92 and he also set the record in the 100 free with a time of 46.19 to place fifth in the championship final. In the last race of the meet he lowered that 100 time even more to 45.97. His third individual record came in the 100 butterfly final, where he placed fifth after touching the wall in 50.49. Wahnishe swam the opening leg in all three record-breaking relays, helping the Kingsmen to top marks in the 200 Free Relay (1:24.30), 400 Free Relay (3:05.65) and the 800 Free Relay (6:53.61) that crushed the previous record and earned All-SCIAC recognition in the process.
Blake Lewis caught fire at the plate and went 7-for-11 with two homeruns, two doubles, five RBIs, three runs scored and five walks in four games over the weekend. The junior designated hitter went 3-for-3 with a double in the Regals opening game against No. 17 Linfield (Ore.), accounting for half of the team’s total hits. In the second game of the doubleheader, Lewis blasted her first homerun of the season, a two-run shot to centerfield, and she finished the day a combined 5-for-6. On Saturday afternoon, Lewis was key in helping the Regals to a sweep over Pomona-Pitzer with a hit in each game to extend her hitting streak to seven games. She also hit her second homerun in as many days during a first game 6-0 win over the Sagehens.