Regals Upended by Athenas
CLU falls to CMS 154-83
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Junior Mimi Harbach swept her three events but it was not enough as the Cal Lutheran women’s swimming and diving team dropped their third straight meet, falling to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 154-83 Saturday afternoon at the Samuelson Aquatics Center.
Harbach was the lone Regals swimmer to win any individual events, though teammate Sheyenne Machida earned a one-meter diving victory, defeating CMS diver Carmen Lundell who was previously undefeated on the one-meter board in 2012-13.
Harbach started her big day by cruising to a victory in the 1650 free in a time of 18:26.42, winning the mile race by more than a minute over teammate Taylor Faust. The junior kept up her winning ways in the following race, taking first place in the 200 free with a time of 1:59.10. Harbach capped her day by winning the 500 free in a time of 5:16.04. It marked the second consecutive meet that Harbach has swept all three of her races.
Machinda scored a 196.10 in the one-meter diving competition, winning by a margin of more than 12 points. Fellow Regals diver, Danielle Warmuth, finished third with a score of 165.16. On the three-meter boards Machida and Warmuth placed second and third, respectively, with 170.50 and 120.05 finishes. Lundell took the event with a 209.80 for the Athenas.
Junior Kelli Miller finished second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.23, while teammate Alvina Wong came in fourth in 1:15.13.
Freshman Katie Kochalko just missed out on a victory in the 100 butterfly, finishing second with a time of 1.00.62, just a 16 hundredths of a second behind the first place finisher. She also earned second place points in the 200 Individual Medley, swimming a 2:16.56.
Faust was one of four Regals to place in the 50 free. Faust finished fourth with a time of 26.53 while Wong (26.87) was fifth, Shelby Brooks (27.21) came in sixth and Mary Wakabayashi (28.03) placed seventh.
Cal Lutheran placed third and fourth in the 100 free when Karissa Winkler took third with a time of 57:07 and Faust finished right behind her with a time of 58.26.
The Regals closed out the meet with a third place finish in the 200 Free Relay as Brooke Hubbard, Brooks, Kochalko and Wong combined to swim a 1:47.94. The CLU 200 Medley Relay team of Stephanie Yu, Miller, Wakabayashi and Winkler nearly broke the two-minute mark, joining to go a 2:00.95.
Cal Lutheran (1-3) will look to get back on the winning track Saturday, Jan. 19, when they travel to Whittier to take on the Poets. The meet is set to start at 10:30 a.m.
Results: CMS 154, CLU 83