Swimming and Diving Dominate In Double Dual-Meet


Marie T. Mills Aquatic Facility on Tuesday, March 27. Photo Credit: John Athan/SAC.Media

Mt. SAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming took down Long Beach City College and Los Angeles Trade Tech in a conference double dual-meet on Friday, March 23, with the Men’s team securing 227-37 and 183-87 wins, and the Women’s team earning 212-52 and 184-73 victories over both colleges respectively.

The Mounties Men’s team jumped out to an early lead in the scores as sophomore Spencer Chlebowski placed first in the Men’s 1000 Freestyle.

Chlebowski swam the race in 10:28.84, just over 30 seconds ahead of second place swimmer, also from Mt. SAC, Nick Ramsauer (10:59.44), who finished over 14 seconds ahead of the other swimmers.

“I always come into a race with that mentality of, ‘you never know what the guy next to you is going to do,’ just visualize your race,” Chlebowski said on the mindset necessary to win by such a substantial margin. “I was pumped I was ready to go.”

The Men’s team continued to outperform their opponents with Zach Anaya and Jason Willman placing second and third respectively in the 200 Freestyle, while Jason Harary placed first in the 100 Backstroke (54.27) and Ryan Lin placed first in the 100 Breaststroke.

Mt. SAC also took over the podium in the 200 Butterfly with Jason Harary, Alex Neoh, and Justin Bahn placing first, second and third respectively.

The Women’s team had an equally impressive outing, outpacing

L.A. Trade Tech and Long Beach City with relative ease.

Alexis Aguirre placed first in the Women’s 1000 Freestyle with a time of 11:57.39, over 47 seconds ahead of the second place swimmer from Long Beach City (12:45.58).

Freshmen Erin DeAnda and Ashley Tse each had dominating performances for the day, placing first in three different events.

Tse claimed first in the 100 Backstroke (1:00.83), the 100 Freestyle (54.72), and the 200 Breaststroke (2:30.20), while DeAnda placed first in the 50 Freestyle (26.00), the 200 Backstroke (2:20.37), and the 200 Individual Medley (2:23.01).

The Women’s team continued dominating through the day with Julia Nicholson and Naomi Barona placing second and third respectively in the 100 Backstroke, Nikita Rubio and Janelle Sepulveda placing first and second each in the 200 Fly, and Julia Nicholson placing first in the 500 Freestyle (5:47.44).

Julia Nicholson also placed second in the 200 Backstroke (2:21.43), while Jerica Djapri and Alexis Aguirre placed first and second respectively in the 100 Butterfly.

The next double dual-meet for the Men’s and Women’s teams to close out the month will be held at Chaffey College on Friday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. versus Chaffey and El Camino College.