Brooke Geske wins 200 Back; Alexa Melara takes 2nd in 200 Breast

Brooke Geske wins 200 Back; Alexa Melara takes 2nd in 200 Breast

COMMERCE, Calif. – The final day of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimming & Diving Championships was ended on a high note for the Whittier College Women's Swimming & Diving team totaling 343 points, which placed them 7th in the final standings.

Allie Novak (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) got the scoring started picking up six points in the 1650 Free, with a time of 18:46.67, which was good enough for 13th.   Brooke Geske (San Pedro, Calif.) then continued where she left off on Day 3 winning the 200 Back with a time of 2:02.19 racking up 22 points, while breaking the school record by eight seconds, previously held by Kiersten Shew back in 2015 (2:10.02).

Freshman Lexi Mauldin (Modesto, Calif.) joined Geske in the 200 Back and she too put together a strong race placing 11th with a time of 2:09.56, which also was good enough to break the previous record.

Alexa Melara (Rialto, Calif.) returned to the podium in the 200 Breast finishing 2nd overall with a time of 2:22.06 and capped off the Championships by breaking  a 16-year old school record in the 200 Breast by four seconds held by Ginnette Kindig back in 2002 (2:26.57).

The final race of the SCIAC Championships came in the 400 Free Relay.  The team of Geske, Brenda Shanahan (San Ramon, Calif.), Melara, and Esther Choe (Mercer Island, WA) took 6th place with a time of 3:36.64.