UH Divers, Swimmers Impressive to Start 2018

Jan. 9, 2018

MPSF Swim & Dive Release 10

HAWAII swept the top three spots on the women’s platform, led by Madison Sthamann (281.05), in Honolulu’s Wally Nakamoto Invite against North Carolina and Wisconsin (Jan. 5). Mariah Renteria recorded a personal-best 233.10 for second, while Ivy Houser registered her best collegiate platform dive for third (231.20). Grant Newcombe’s third-place three-meter of 327.30 placed him in the NCAA Zones, as did his winning 326.65 on one-meter. Johan Sandell (314.75) and Lucas Cooperman (281.50) completed the top-three one-meter sweep. In swimming action, the Rainbow Wahine defeated Drury 185-76, as Franziska Weidner had several wins. She placed first in the 200 free (1.48.24) and 400 IM (4:20.71) against both Drury and Minnesota, while also splitting a 22.87 on the first-place 200 free relay. She added a win vs. Minnesota in the 200 breast (2.16.01)….Metin Aydin had three wins for the Warriors against both teams, taking the 100 back (49.15), 200 back (1.46.53), and 400 IM (3.59.38).

SAN DIEGO Kailyn Evans won two events as the Toreros hosted Villanova last Saturday (Jan. 6). She won the 200 IM (2.09.81) and 50 breast (30.88). Evans also contributed to a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay (3.53.51). In the meet’s final race, San Diego posted the 400 free relay win as Sydney Wong, Mackenna Briggs, Maeve Murdoch and Alex Hubel finished in 3:36.02.