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PCC Swim and Dive Produce 3 More Conference Event Titles
The Pasadena City College men's and women's swimming teams soared to two event victories on day 1 of the South Coast Conference Championships held Thursday at Mt. San Antonio College. That followed sophomore diver Merry Sanders second triumph in a two-day span, a championship title in the 3-meter diving competition held April 17 at El Camino College.
Sanders became the first Pasadena diver since Bobbi Dudley in 1992 to win both the 1-meter and 3-meter conference diving titles. Sanders scored 140.15 points in the 3-meter event. Michael Garcia finished fourth in the men's 1-meter diving with 135 points.
At Mt. SAC, sophomore Cindy Huynh captured the conference women's 100-yard individual medley title with a personal-best swim of 1:03.50. Huynh just edged Chaffey's Jamie Jackson, who took second place at 1:03.56.
The Lancers' 200-freestyle relay squad won for the second consecutive season with a 1:27.35 mark behind the legs of freshmen Sharif Alaoui, Cord Cuniberti (lone sophomore), Bryan Reznick and Baldwin Ngai. Reznick dropped his fastest leg time from 23 seconds to a PCC-conference best 21.5 and that turned out to be the deciding factor in the relay victory.
Overall, the women's team is in fourth place and men's team in fifth after Day 1 of the swimming championships. The SCC meet continues Friday-Saturday, April 23-24 in Walnut.
[Photo--Cindy Huynh (middle backstroke) on her way to a conference title in the 100 IM Thursday at the South Coast Conference Championships held at Mt. San Antonio College, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 04/23/10