W. Swimming: Falcons sweep Rio Hondo & Pasadena City in conference meet

File Photo: The Falcons picked up a a pair of conference wins
File Photo: The Falcons picked up a a pair of conference wins

Winning eight of the 15 events at their South Coast Conference three-way dual meet on Friday, the Cerritos College women's swimming team closed out their regular season with a 4-3 record. Next up for the Falcons will be the South Coast Conference Diving Championships, which will take place April 14-15 at El Camino College.

Sophomores Jillian Crockett (Cerritos HS) and Karina Oliveros (Downey HS) each won a pair of races, while Crockett also swan the anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay team that came in first place. In the 50-yard freestyle, Crocket posted a winning time of 27.81, with sophomore teammate Kaya Glynn (Cerritos HS) in second place at 29.04. In the 100-yard backstroke, Crockett defeated the rest of the field in the 100-yard backstroke when she turned in a time of 1:11.90, with sophomore Angelina Romero (Schurr HS) taking third at 1:18.87. Crockett also finished in second place in the 100-yard freestyle with her time of 1:02.06.

With Oliveros, she edged out Pasadena City's Emily Padilla for first place by a little over one second in the 500-yard freestyle, as she recorded a time of 6:20.20. Her other victory came in the 200-yard IM, as she pulled away with a time of 2:10.12, while she added a second place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle with her clocking of 13:09.09.

Also registering a first place result for the Falcons was Glynn in the 200-yard freestyle, as her time of 2:17.71 was just ahead of Padilla's time of 2:18.78. In the 200-yard backstroke, sophomore Mia Carbajal (Schurr HS) posted a winning time of 2:56.66, which was 11 seconds ahead of her closest competition. She was edged out for first place in the 100-yard breaststroke by less than a second, as she turned in a time of 1:17.02.

Romero also posted a second place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:55.38, while freshman Alexis Cummings (Mayfair HS) totalled 123.80 points to win the 1-meter diving event.

In the relays, the foursome of Romero, Carbajal, Glynn and Crockett turned in a first place time of 2:10.75, while sophomore Samantha Wisher (La Serna HS), Carbajal, freshman Jubilee Gil (Paramount HS) and Oliveros finished in second place in a time of 4:29.04 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.