Women's Swimming & Diving

Brooke Geske wins 100 Back; 400 Medley Relay takes 3rd

Brooke Geske wins 100 Back; 400 Medley Relay takes 3rd

COMMERCE, Calif. – It was moving day on Day 3 of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimming & Diving Championships.

Whittier made a big push adding another 159 points to their total bringing their overall amount to 251 bumping them into 7th Place. 

Esther Choe (Mercer Island, WA) got the scoring started in the 100 Fly placing 10th with a 57.74.  This started the record breaking day as she broke the 2014 record of 57.81, previously held by Haley Von Schottenstein.

But the record breaking performances continued this time from Brooke Geske (San Pedro, Calif.) who took home 1st place recognition in the 100 Back with a time of 56.11, which broke the previous record by over two seconds, held by Kiersten Shew (58.31) back in 2015.

To cap off the record day, the 400 Medley Relay Team of Lexi Mauldin (Modesto, Calif.), Alexa Melara (Rialto, Calif.), Choe, and Geske would podium with a 3rd place finish with a time of 3:57.04.  This mark would be good enough to break the school record by three seconds of 4:00.54, previously held by Kayla Heiss, Carsen West, Haley Von Schottenstein, and Evelyn Beguiristain from 2014.

Another notable performance on the day was by Melara who just missed placing in the 100 Breast finishing 4th overall with a time of 1:05.75, but it was good enough to give WC 17 points.  Kayanna Heffner (Bend, OR) took part in the same event and placed 13th with a time of 1:10.80.