W. Swimming: First conference meet leads to split

Cerritos women's swimming split their two conference meets
Cerritos women's swimming split their two conference meets

In their first South Coast Conference meet of the season, the Cerritos College women's swimming team posted a 131-123 win over East Los Angeles College, but dropped a 163-98 decision to Long Beach City College. After taking next week off, the Falcons will travel to Mt. San Antonio College to take on the Mounties and Chaffey College.

Led by sophomore Mia Carbajal (Schurr HS), who won a pair of events, Cerritos earned wins in three of events on the day. Carbajal posted a first place time of 1:20.34 in the 100-yard breaststroke, while her clocking of 2:55.82 was the best on the day in the 200-yard breaststroke. Also winning an event on the day was sophomore Angelina Romero (Schurr HS), whose time of 2:39.29 won the 200-yard IM.

As a team, the Falcons had seven runner-up finishes, as Romero and sophomore Kaya Glynn (Cerritos HS) each turned in a pair. In the 100-yard backstroke, Romero finished in a close second place, while her time of 2:43.53 put her in second place in the 200-yard backstroke. As for Glynn, she finished second in both the 100-yard butterfly (1:08.63) and 200-yard butterfly (2:41.15), with sophomore Karina Oliveros (Downey HS) earning a second place in the 500-yard freestyle (6:19.95) and was third in the 1000-yard freestyle at 13:12.06.

Cerritos finished in second place in both relay races, as the foursome of Romero, Carbajal, Glynn and sophomore Samantha Wisher (La Serna HS) posted a time of 2:14.20 in the 200-yard medley relay, while Oliveros, Glynn, freshman Alexis Cummings (Mayfair HS) and Carbajal touched up in 4:28.35 in the 400-yard freestyle.

Cummings also finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle (30.74) and second in the 1-meter diving event with 113.55 points.

Photos by Daryl Peterson