The Pasadena City College duo of sophomore Shannon Cheung and freshman Connie Peng raised the bar for Lancers women's swimming with their overall performance at the South Coast Conference Championships held April 17-19 at Mt. San Antonio College. Overall, the team smashed six conference records and 11 school records.
The second day of the 2014 South Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships was yet another historic one for the Pasadena City College women's team. The Lancers obliterated three SCC records Friday to give them four conference records set thus far at Mt. San Antonio College.
In the history of South Coast Conference swimming, no women's relay squad had ever eclipsed the four minute mark in the 400-yard medley relay. That was until four Pasadena City College swimmers blew a 14-year-old SCC record right out of the water Thursday on the opening day of the SCC Championships at Mt. San Antonio College.
Seven swimmers had better seed times in the 200-yard freestyle than Pasadena City College freshman Mohammad Esmaeilian as the final heat took place Saturday at the 14th Pasadena Invitational. By the end of the heat, it was Esmaeilian, from the eighth lane, who scored an improbable but stirring win in the event in a personal-best time of 1 minute, 45.13 seconds.
Swimming without top sophomore Shannon Cheung who was ill with the flu, the Pasadena City College women's swim team held its own with a fifth place finish at the 14th Pasadena Invitational held April 4-5 at the Aquatic Center.
Seventeen teams, including perennial state powers Orange Coast, Ventura, and Diablo Valley Colleges, will hit the Aquatic Center pool Friday-Saturday, April 4-5, as Pasadena City College hosts the 14th Pasadena Invitational.
The Pasadena City College men's swim team picked up dual victories over Los Angeles Trade Tech and host Rio Hondo College Tuesday in a South Coast Conference double dual meet. The Lancers closed the dual meet season at 2-5 and look forward to the SCC Championships April 17-19 at Mt. San Antonio College.
The Pasadena City College women's swim team came within .11 of a second from sweeping all 14 swimming events Friday as the Lancers dominated El Camino and Cerritos Colleges in a South Coast Conference double dual meet. It was the first home meet of the year for PCC at the Aquatic Center.
As double dual meets go, the East Los Angeles College-hosted event one Friday presented some of the toughest matchups for the Pasadena City College women's swim team in South Coast Conference competition. PCC went up against SCC kingpin Mt. San Antonio and collectively faced several of the conference's best individual swimmers from both ELAC and Mt. SAC.
The Pasadena City College women's swim team started off on the right stroke with South Coast Conference-opening victories over Chaffey, 153-109, and host Long Beach City College, 160-101, on Friday.
Mohammed Esmaeilian swept three freestyle sprints for the Pasadena City College men's swim team, the lone Southern California participant at the NorCal-based, 9th Mariner Invitational meet hosted by College of Marin on March 8.
Freshman freestyler Mohammad Esmaeilian placed high in three events to lead the Pasadena City College men's swim and diving team at the Mt. San Antonio Invitational meet held February 20-22.
Sophomore Shannon Cheung won six individual events and was part of a winning relay to lead the Pasadena City College women's swim team to a second place finish at the 15-team, Mt. San Antonio Invitational meet held February 21-22.
After an amazing 2013 season where 14 school records were shattered, the Pasadena City College women's swim team returns two key players, Shannon Cheung and Arolyn Basham, for another run at the record books in 2014.