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Seventh Place For Men's Swim At Pasadena Invitational

Seventh Place For Men's Swim At Pasadena Invitational image

In previous years, the Pasadena City College men's swim team has used its Pasadena Invitational as a revealing tuneup to good things at the South Coast Conference Championships and CCCAA State Championships. After the Lancers' seventh place finish at the 13th edition of their invitational on April 5-6, it is hard to gauge what will happen for some of the squad's top swimmers.

Stephen To, the defending state champion in the 200-yard butterfly, twice was beaten to the wall in the 200 and 100 butterfly events. In the  200, Diablo Valley swimmer Monty Randall beat To by just .07 of a second as To settled for second at 1:56.13. In the 100 fly, Randall also beat To at the finish, but by a longer .52 of a second mark. To swam 52.06. To placed fifth in the 200 individual medley at 2:03.21. 

In the 200 backstroke, Lancer freshman Michael Chiodo placed fourth at 2:05.26. Chris Anderson took seventh place in the 3-meter diving (169.20 points). John Darrin Smith was ninth in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.63).

Diablo Valley won the men's team title, it's first Pasadena Invite title since 2008. The Lancers moved up a spot in the 15-team event from last year when they took eighth.

The Lancers are looking to have at least one conference individual champion for the 10th straight season April 18-20 when they participate in the South Coast Conference Championships at Chaffey College. To and Chiodo go in as favorites in a few of the swims. 

Anderson will dive at the SCC Diving Championships on April 12-13 at El Camino College. Scoring for diving is included in team scoring at the SCC swimming finals.

[Photo--John Darrin Smith dives into the Aquatic Center pool at the start of an event at the 13th Pasadena Invitational Friday, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

A photo album of the Pasadena Invitational is found at below link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcclancer/sets/72157633199001917/

Release Date: 04/09/13
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu