REDLANDS, Calif. --- In a pair of dual meets on Saturday, California Baptist University came out on top in both the men's and women's team scores and combined scores. To beat Redlands, CBU posted a combined score of 399.50 points to the Bulldogs' 193.5 and defeated Cal State East Bay with a score of 431 to 87.
In 28 events, CBU swimmers finished first in 19 races.
CBU relays teams took both first and second place in the 200 yard medley relays. With a time of 154.72, Hannah Braun, Gina Rhue, Hazel Castillo and Morgan Barrows pulled out the win in the women's race, followed by the team of Natalie Heihn, Hannah Stipek, Chrissy Rynveld and Megan Frazer in second. On the men's side, Patrick Cardillo, Matthew Chong, Jeremy Hayes and Scott Burbach placed first at 139.88. Robert Nichols, Bryce Arata, Tim Kothlow and Spencer Shore came in second. The men also won the 800 yard freestyle, with Derek Wedel, Burbach, Austin Aberle and Tai Nuntapramote finishing with a time of 7:13.75.
In three women's races, CBU swimmers swept the podium with Rhue placing first in two of them. In the 100 yard breaststroke, Rhue finished first with a time of 1:09.21, closely followed by Molly Larson at 1:09.33 and Hannah Stipek at 1:09.94 in third. With a time of 4:42.10, Rhue won the 400 yard IM with Braun finishing in second and Norra Stroh finishing third. Kyndal Terwilliger led the way in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:11.29. Adriana Quezada followed in second at 2:12.9 while Castillo finished third.
Similarly, CBU dominated the podium in the men's 1000 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke. Wedel had a five second margin of victory, posting a 10:07.38 in the 1000 yard freestyle, with Shane Blake and Mitchell Spezzaferri in second and third. Chong won the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 59.43. Arata and Brian Haney followed with times of 1:03.08 and 1:03.85, respectively.
The Lancers also swept the diving events, with Trevor Graifman and Miranda King winning both the 1 meter and 3 meter competitions. On the 3 meter board, Graifman tallied a score of 293.8, more than 50 points higher than the runner up. On the 1 meter, he scored a 266.4. For her first place performances, King scored a 195.55 on the 1 meter board and a 195.10 on the 3 meter board. Sonata Dalimot finished third in the 1 meter board and fourth in the 3 meter.
Quezada also won both the women's 1000 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle with respective times of 10:45.82 and 5:20.03. Terwilliger finished also finished third in both races. Anna Megli finished fourth in the 1000 yard freestyle and fifth in the 500 yard freestyle.
Aberle won both the men's 200 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle. In the 200, Aberle swam a 1:45.79 and Tai Nuntapramote followed closely behind at 1:46.52. Haney finished fourth. In the 500, Aberle finished nearly six seconds ahead of the runner up with a time of 4:48.51. Blake finished third while Mitchell Sweetman rounded out the top five.
Nuntapramote also won two events. In the 200 yard butterfly, he finished with a 1:57.96, just five hundredths of second ahead of Wedel. Spezzaferri finished fifth. In the 100 yard butterfly, Nuntapramote recorded a 51.89 time.
Larson, Rhue and Stipek took first, second and fourth in the women's 200 yard breaststroke with Larson's winning time of 2:32.72.
CBU diving returns to Redlands for the Bulldog diving invite on Saturday, Nov. 19 while swimming and diving does not compete for the rest of the month. The Lancers will return to the pool for the Biola/Chapman/ CBU alumni meet in the Lancer Aquatics Center on Dec. 3.