Men’s Swimming & Diving finish 9th at SCIAC Championships

Men’s Swimming & Diving finish 9th at SCIAC Championships

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COMMERCE, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Swimming & Diving team wrapped up the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships Sunday totaling 97 points over the four days. 

Day 1 (24 Points)

The Purple & Gold competed in just one event on Thursday, the 200 Medley Relay.  This is where they picked up all of their points as the team of Spencer LaCoursiere (Delray Beach, FL), Quinn LaCoursiere (Delray Beach, FL), Scott Williams (Coronado, Calif.), and Will Arnsparger (Long Beach, Calif.) took 9th with a 1:38.79.   

Day 2 (50 Points)

Whittier grabbed another 26 points on the second day of competition, again all coming from one event.  This time it was the 200 Free Relay team, consisting of Q. LaCoursiere, S. LaCoursiere, Williams, and Tyler Chung (La Canada, Calif.).  They finished 8th with a time of 1:30.79.   

Day 3 (93 Points)

It was a big third day for the Poets picking up 43 points.  Arsnparger collected a quick two points in the 400 IM finishing 17th with a 4:28.  Then in the 100 Breast, Q. LaCoursiere came up huge with a 6th place finish, totaling 15 points.  Then to cap off the day, the team of S. LaCoursiere, Q. LaCoursiere, Williams, and Arnsparger would take 8th in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:38.24, which gave WC another 26 points.   

Day 4 (97 Points)

The final day of competition for the Purple & Gold was tough collecting just four points all coming from Williams in the 200 Fly.  He took 15th with a time of 1:56.97.  They had an opportunity for more points in the 400 Free Relay to end the Championships but the team was defaulted due to a swimmer leaving early.