Glass, Sanchez Highlight Regals at Chris Knorr Invite

Photo by Scott Schultz.
Photo by Scott Schultz.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. —Cal Lutheran rang in the new year inside the Samuelson Aquatics Center against UC Santa Cruz in the Chris Knorr invitational on January 4-5. Junior Emily Glass and senior Grace Sanchez led the way for the Regals with two first place finishes apiece, headlining a total of 17 podium finishes on the weekend. 

Glass and Sanchez joined senior Anna Lundsten and freshman Avery Conrad to open the scoring with a silver finish in the 400-medley relay with a combined time of 4:22.14. Glass went on to take first in the 100-breaststroke (1:11.52) and 200-breastroke (2:36.29).

Sanchez picked up her own top finishes in the 50-free (25.17) and 100-free (58.06). She additionally notched a second-place finish in the 400-free relay (3:59.11), swimming the opening leg followed by freshman Brieyana Walton and juniors Emily Sharpe and Jamie Shultz

Outside the 400-medley relay, Lundsten also took third in the 100-backstroke, touching the wall at 1:07.75. Conrad also picked up two second-place finishes, recording a 1:03.98 in the100-butterfly and 2:24.57 in the 200-individual medley. 

Walton, Sharpe and Shultz also made their way to the podium. Walton took home third in the 100-breastroke (1:13.93). Sharpe took third in both the 100-free and 500-free at 1:00.59 and 5:34.78, respectively. Rounding out the trio, Shultz earned bronze in the 50-free at 27.48. 

Closing out the podium finishes, sophomores McKenzie Kelly and Abby Hiller recorded three more second-place finishes. Kelly recorded a 2:22.34, while Hiller recorded a 163.15 in the 1-meter dive and 150.70 in the 3-meter dive.

Overall, Cal Lutheran fell to UC Santa Cruz by an eventual team score of 214-130. The Regals return to action Saturday, January 12, against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens for their first SCIAC dual of 2019. Events start at 10:30 a.m. PST in Claremont, California.


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