Sagehen Roundup for the Week of February 16, 2015

Kara Miller-Radest ’18 won a SCIAC Championship in team-record time in the 200-yard butterfly.
Kara Miller-Radest ’18 won a SCIAC Championship in team-record time in the 200-yard butterfly.

Claremont, Calif. (February 23, 2015) – This week in Sagehens Athletics saw first-year student Kara Miller-Radest ’18 earn an individual championship and set a team record in her first-ever trip to the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships, while Dawn Barlow ’16 earned a spot in the NCAA Regionals in the one-meter dive and Kyle Dalrymple ’17 earned All-SCIAC honors in the 200-yard  breaststroke as he broke his own team record.

Miller-Radest broke the team record in the 200-yard butterfly, winning in 2:04.74, almost three full seconds ahead of the second-place finisher to earn her SCIAC title. Barlow earned an NCAA Regional qualifying score during the one-meter prelims and finished fourth in the finals, just short of SCIAC honors, and will travel to Texas this weekend for the diving regional championships. On the men’s side, Dalrymple earned All-SCIAC honors in the 200-yard  breaststroke, finishing third and breaking his own school record with a 2:06.21, and was also part of two All-SCIAC medley relay teams.

Seniors Andrew Savage ’15 and Eirik Hansen ’15 were also part of a freestyle relay team that earned All-SCIAC honors as well with a second-place finish, while Cayla Nishizaki ’17 earned All-SCIAC on the Sagehens’ freestyle relay teams as well. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished second overall at the event, with the women falling by less than 100 points to CMS in a close meet 1153-1085.

Adding to the week’s dramatics was a walk-off grand slam in extra innings from Natalie Ireland ’18 of the Softball team, who gave the Sagehens an 8-5 win in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep of Willamette on Friday. Ireland’s clutch hit came after Willamette had taken a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth inning. Ashley Morello ’15 capped off the weekend with a 3-for-3 effort in a close loss to Cal Lutheran on Saturday. The Softball team will be at La Verne on Saturday for a SCIAC doubleheader.

The Baseball team also had a big day on Saturday, sweeping a pair of games from Redlands to improve to 5-1 in SCIAC play. Mark Okuma ’15 had an RBI double in the sixth inning of the nightcap to break a 0-0 tie and send the Sagehens on their way to a 3-0 win, after also having three RBI in the opening game, a 12-8 victory. The Baseball team faces Whittier this weekend, with a home game on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and a doubleheader on the road on Saturday.

Women’s Lacrosse got their season started in outstanding fashion, as they defeated Whittier 17-4 on Wednesday and Occidental 13-7 on Saturday. Aubrey Douglass ’16 paced the offense with three goals and two assists against Whittier and three goals and four assists in the win over Occidental.. The Sagehens travel to Chapman on Wednesday and then host CMS in an 11 a.m. game on Saturday.

Women’s Tennis opened its season with a 9-0 win over Cal Lutheran on Friday, as Grace Hruska ’18 swept singles and doubles in her first collegiate dual match. The Men’s Tennis team also won big over Cal Lutheran on the road 8-1, with Jonathan Kim ’16, Jacob Yasgoor ’17 and Graham Maassen ’17 all earning sweeps of singles and doubles. The Women’s Tennis team travels to Caltech on Saturday, while the men host two home matches on Sunday against Christopher Newport and Mary Washington.

The  Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball teams close out their regular seasons on Tuesday night with a home doubleheader against Whittier. Basha Brulee-Wills ’17 continues to have a spectacular sophomore season, as she has double-doubles in 12 of her 15 SCIAC games, including the last five in a row after a 17-point, 11-rebound effort against Redlands on Saturday. Joseph Eyen ’15 and Adrian Brandon ’15 will be among the seniors honored for the men’s team prior to their game with Whittier on Wednesday.

Track and Field hosted their annual Collegiate All-Comers Meet, and had a few standout performers. Paul Messana ’17, an All-American last year in the 800 meters, ran in the one mile event and placed sixth with the eighth best time in school history. Reggie Reed ’17 was fourth in the shot put on the men’s side as well, while for the women, Ellen Yamasaki ’15 moved into tenth in school history in the hammer throw (114 feet, two inches) and set a personal best in the discus.

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 This Week’s Schedule

Home Events In Bold

Tuesday, Feb. 24
Women’s Basketball (H) vs. Whittier, 5 p.m.
Men’s Basketball (H) vs. Whittier, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Women’s Lacrosse at Chapman, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27
Baseball (H) vs. Whittier, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28
Men’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic, 9 a.m.
Women’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic, 9 a.m.
Women’s Tennis at Caltech, 10 a.m.
Men’s Track and Field at CMS Rossi Relays, 10 a.m.
Women’s Track and Field at CMS Rossi Relays, 10 a.m.
Women’s Water Polo vs. Cal State East Bay, 10:15 a.m. (at Cal Lutheran)
Women’s Lacrosse (H) vs. CMS, 11 a.m.
Baseball at Whittier, 11 a.m. (DH)
Softball at La Verne, 12 p.m. (DH)
Women’s Water Polo vs. Fresno Pacific, 2 p.m. (at Cal Lutheran)

Sunday, March 1
Men’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic, 9 a.m.
Women’s Golf at Las Vegas Desert Classic, 9 a.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Christopher Newport, 9:30 a.m.
Men’s Tennis (H) vs. Mary Washington, 1 p.m.

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