W. Swimming: Final conference dual nets two wins

Men's swimming split their conference dual meet
Men's swimming split their conference dual meet

Competing in their final South Coast Conference dual meet on Friday, the Cerritos College women's swimming team recorded a pair of wins. The Falcons, who finished with a 5-2 record, posted wins over both Pasadena City College (151-50) and host East Los Angeles College, 160-74. The team will have three weeks to train for the conference championships, which will take place April 21-23 at East Los Angeles College.

Aiding the team in their two comfortable wins were 10 first place finishes, with several swimmers posting more than one victory in their races.

Cerritos opened the day with the quartet of Angelina Romero, Isabella Berdote, Kaya Glynn and Angelica Acros winning the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:16.47. In fact, each of them earned first place finishes in their individual races.

Glynn, Acros and Berdote each won a pair of events, while Romero  posted a single win. In the 200-yard freestyle, Glynn turned in a winning time of 2:17.59, while her clocking of 2:58.74 earned her a first place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Acros won a pair of freestyle races when she turned in times of 29.61 in the 50-yard event and 1:08.94 in the 100-yard freestyle. As for Berdote, she defeated the field in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 3:04.24, while she added close win in the 100-yard breaststroke when her time of 1:23.60 was a little over a second faster than Pasadena City's Lilian Tahmasian, who came in second place.

Jillian Crockett was another two-even winner, as she competed in the 100-yard backstroke (1:17.34) and 200-yard backstroke (2:46.22) for her wins on the day, with Romero posting a time of 2:42.60 as the lone entry in the 200-yard IM. She also finished in second place in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:42.03.

The final event of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of  Samantha Wisher, Karina Oliveros, Jania Gregorio and Crockett took second place in a time of 4:37.78.