Claremont, Calif. (January 5, 2015) – This week in Sagehens Athletics saw a big week for Women’s Swimming and Diving, which defeated a top 10 opponent and swept a SCIAC tri-meet.
The No. 14 Sagehens hosted No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology on Friday and picked up a dominant win, capturing first place in 12 of 14 events to earn a 197-65 victory. Kara Miller-Radest ’18 swept the two butterfly events, cruising to a win of 7.5 seconds in the 200 fly and adding a one-second win in the 100 fly in 1:00.53. She also swam the butterfly leg of the 200-yard medley relay which finished in first place, with Cayla Nishizaki ’17 swimming the freestyle (anchor leg).
Nishizaki also swept the sprint freestyle events, winning both by almost a full second, touching the wall in just 24.95 seconds in the 50 free and then winning in 54.63 seconds in the 100 free. Mari Pettibone ’15 added a pair of second-place finishes in the breaststroke events.
On Saturday, the Sagehens swept a SCIAC tri-meet from Caltech and La Verne to complete a 3-0 weekend. Nishizaki made it 8-for-8 on the weekend by coming in first place in both the 50 and 100 free again, adding a win in the 100 fly, and capping off the weekend by helping the Sagehens win the 200-yard freestyle relay. Miller-Radest cruised to an easy win in the 200 fly, while Dawn Barlow ’16 won the 1-meter diving event with 192 points.
Men’s Swimming and Diving lost a close decision to No. 11 Stevens Institute by 20 points, but also swept Caltech and La Verne to improve to 3-0 in the SCIAC. Kyle Dalrymple ’17 won both breaststroke events against Stevens, as well as contributing to a medley relay win, along with Eirik Hansen ’15, to highlight the Sagehens effort on Friday. Both Swimming and Diving teams will travel to Puerto Rico to face Tufts on Monday before returning home for a SCIAC meet against Chapman on Saturday.
Women’s Basketball dropped a pair of SCIAC games on the week, but not without some impressive performances from Basha Brulee-Wills ’17. Brulee-Wills had 23 points and 16 rebounds in a close loss to SCIAC unbeaten Cal Lutheran on Saturday, and also added 13 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a Wednesday loss to La Verne. Amelia Hummel ’16 added 12 points against Cal Lutheran, and Kacie Hitomi ’17 had 10 against La Verne.
Men’s Basketball also dropped a pair of games this week, falling in a tight one against Cal Lutheran on Saturday despite a team-high 15 points from Adrian Brandon ’15. Hunter Lowry ’18 had 13 points on Tuesday in a loss to La Verne. Both basketball teams will be on the road this week, facing Chapman mid-week and then heading to Whittier on Saturday.
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This Week’s Schedule
Home Events In Bold
Monday, Jan. 12
Swimming/Diving vs. Tufts (at Puerto Rico), 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Men’s Basketball at Chapman, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Women’s Basketball at Chapman, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17
Swimming/Diving (H) vs. Chapman, 11 a.m.
Women’s Basketball at Whittier, 5 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Whittier, 7 p.m.