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Mt. SAC Women’s Swim team opens season with Northern trip to Diablo Valley College; New pool complex completed for 2023 season

(Pleasant Hill, CA) With a new pool complex all set and ready to go, the 2023 Mt. SAC Women's Swimming and Diving team will debut the new facility at the annual Mt. SAC Invitational on Friday and Saturday (February 24, 25).

The Mounties opened their season last Friday (January 27), as they traveled up North for their annual opening trip to Diablo Valley College.

The non-scoring meet also featured Los Positas College.

"We were just happy to get the meet with two quality programs so early in the season," Mt. SAC coach Marc Ruh said. "Both teams are typically considered to be some of the top teams in the north.

"The kids all swam great, and it was a great team-building two days for us. I think we are both poised for a great season."

The women won two relays against Diablo Valley – 200 Medley Relay (Lexis Brattain, Madison Dorsey, Parker Damaske, Isabell Ortega) and the 400 Freestyle Relay (Brattain, Dorsey, Laila Topinio, Damaske).

Dorsey won the 500 Free and a first against DVC in the 200 IM, along with Brattain starting off her sophomore campaign with a nice swim in the 100 Backstroke, besting both DVC and Las Positas.

Topinio also had good swims in both the 200 IM and 500 Free (2nd).

"We are very pleased with the outcome of the meets," Ruh added. "Those were some promising early swims. The kids competed hard and battled through some tough competition.

"It is always great to get the first meet out of the way in the early season against strong teams and get the teams prepped for a tough season ahead."

The Mounties will next travel to El Camino College for the El Camino Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 4).

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For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.