This week in Sagehens Athletics saw a new school record fall in the last event before the winter break.
Dawn Barlow ’16 competed with the Sagehen Swimming and Diving teams at the 2014 Collegiate Winter Invitational in Commerce, CA, and broke the team’s 1-meter diving record, which had stood since 1999. Barlow accumulated 388.0 points in 11 dives, breaking the old mark of 383.85 that had been on the books for 15 years, since it was set by Anne Struble.
Several other competitors earned high finishes for the Sagehens over the three-day event. Cayla Nishizaki ’17 was second in the 50-yard freestyle and Kara Miller-Radest ’18 was third in the 100-yard butterfly for the women. Kyle Dalrymple ’17 was third in the 100-yard breaststroke and contributed to a first-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay, while Eirik Hansen ’15 contributed to a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Andrew Wright ’16 and Alexander Landau ’18 added fifth place finishes in the 1650 and the 200-yard butterfly, respectively, while Allison Queen ’17 qualified for the finals in the 100-yard breaststroke for the women.
The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams also played their final games before the winter break, facing scholarship NAIA programs in tough non-league tests. Adrian Brandon ’15 had 10 points for the Men’s Basketball team in a 68-67 loss to Westmont on Saturday, while Joseph Eyen ’15 and Hunter Lowry ’18 each added eight. Amelia Hummel ’16 and Basha Brulee-Wills ’17 tied for team-high honors with 12 points apiece in a 77-62 loss at Biola on Thursday.
The Sagehens will be idle until just before the new year, when the Men’s Basketball team hosts games on Dec. 29 against Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Dec. 30 against St. Joseph’s (Maine), while the Women’s Basketball team hosts games on Dec. 30 against St. Joseph’s and Dec. 31 against Bethesda Christian. Swimming and Diving will resume on Jan. 9 with a home meet against Stevens Institute of Technology.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.