Men's Swimming & Diving

Poets drop head-to-head match-up with Cal Lutheran

Poets drop head-to-head match-up with Cal Lutheran

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Swimming & Diving team fell Saturday morning to the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University 138-84 to fall to 2-3 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) match-ups.

Whittier got off to a hot start taking 1st and 3rd in the 400 Medley Relay.  The team of Michael Laws (Anacortes, WA), Brandon Tran (Plainfield, Ill.), Dmitri Washington (Peoria, AZ), and Sam Sutherland (Wahiawa, HI) clocked in at 3:34.84, while Titas Grabauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania), Anthony Carazo (Chino Hills, Calif.), Dominic Baldwin (Lafayette, Calif.), and Gabriel Forbes (Upland, Calif.) finished with a 3:49.17.

Sutherland came back in the 200 Free to finish 3rd (1:49.14), while Marko Miocic (Great Neck, NY) posted a 3rd place finish in the 50 Free with a time of 21.96. 

Tran and Baldwin took to the 400 IM finishing 2 (4:23.94) -3 (4:29.68), respectively. 

The Purple & Gold continued to add points in the 200 Fly as Washington, Baldwin, and Braden Postil (Newport Beach, Calif.) posted a 2-3-4 finish with times of 2:04.90, 2:05.30, and 2:13.50.

Aidan Tol (Tustin, Calif.) then got into the mix finishing 3rd in the 100 Free (48.47) right in front of a another huge point addition occurring in the 200 Back as Laws (2:04.52), Forbes (2:11.80), and Grabauskas (2:13.23) went 2-3-4.

William Arnsparger (Long Beach, Calif.) and Carazo posted a 3rd and 4th place finish in the 500 Free with times of 5:12.51 and 5:22.51.

Tran came up big in the 200 Breast taking home first place recognition with a time of 2:12.25 and was joined by Carazo and Robert Kaaret (Highland Park, IL) in 3rd (2:21.59) and 4th (2:24.05).

Then in the final race of the day, the Poets finished strong as Sutherland, Miocic, Laws, and Tol finished 1st in the 400 Free Relay (3:12.43).                    

Whittier returns to the pool this Saturday, January 21 as they travel to Caltech with diving beginning at 10:30am.