(Walnut, CA) With easy South Coast Conference victories over Chaffey and Rio Hondo colleges Friday, the attention now turns to the dual meet of the season against Pasadena City College Friday (3/29).
PCC ended Mt. SAC's 54-SCC dual win streak last year that dated back to the 2010 season. The Lancers defeated Mt. SAC, 143-132. Both teams are 6-0 this season.
Since that loss, the Mounties have begun another streak at 11 wins in a row and the Lancers have 15.
In the double-dual wins over Chaffey (218-51) and Rio Hondo (231-40), the Mounties were led by four swimmers winning three events each. Mt. SAC won all 15 events in the meet.
Jason Harary won the 200 Freestyle (1:45.8), 200 Backstroke (1:56.5) and the 100 Butterfly (52.32). Jonathan Olvera finished first in the 500 (4:55.2) and 1000 Free (10:09.6) and the 200 Fly (1:56.7). Ethan Trieu finished first in the 50 (21.2) and 100 (47.2) Free and the 100 Back (52.8) and Ryan Lin won the 100 (1:00.8) and 200 (2:15.2) Breaststroke and the 200 Individual Medley (2:04.4).
Winning the 1-Meter Diving event was Bradley Poma with 78.75 points.
The Mounties' domination showed in the meet, as they finished 1-2-3 in the 50, 100 and 200 Free, 100 and 200 Breast and the 200 IM. In the final relay of the meet, Mt. SAC finished 1-2 in the 400 Free Relay with swimmers Vinny Edwards, Jason Ku, Diego Hitomi and Zachary Anaya finishing first with a time of 3:24.79.
"The team really stepped up and performed well on Friday against Chaffey and Rio Hondo," Mt. SAC Swimming & Diving coach Marc Ruh said. "We had many great races and good swims. Our times were very encouraging, considering the time of the year it is and what we are doing training-wise right now."
"The kids are fatigued and sore, but swimming really well. I think that is a very positive sign for us."
The team had a dual meet the next day (3/23) as they traveled to San Diego Mesa College and came away with resounding 219-60 victory. The Mounties are now 1-2 against Mesa, as they won for the first time in three years.
"It is important for us to get used to racing on multiple day formats to prep for the conference and state championships," Ruh added.
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