Division III Recap: Paddy Baylis Leads Small But Strong Pomona-Pitzer Showing

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Pomona-Pitzer was one of very few Division III teams to swim a meet this weekend. On the eve of final exams they took a small group to the Lancer Invite at Cal Baptist University. Those Sagehens who attended put together some good races across the two day, three session event.

Freshman Paddy Baylis has been the Sagehen’s leading distance swimmer all year. This weekend he posted a 15:50.65 to win the 1650. A 15:48.19 qualified for NCAAs last year. While Baylis now sits 12th in the country, he’ll likely need to go a bit faster in February to secure his spot in Greensboro. Baylis is from New Zealand, swimming his first yards season this fall. His best time in the long course 1500 was a 15:51.07 as of October 30, 2017. That converts to a 15:27.29 in SCY, suggesting Baylis has room to go faster.

Sophomore Greg Havton moved to 30th in the country in the 200 fly with a 1:52.49.

For the women, Alex Werner went a 2:22.73 in the 200 breaststroke. That’s just off her season best 2:22.33 she swam against CMS two weeks ago. Sprinter Hannah Zurmuhl went a 26.24 in the 50 fly and a 24.32 in the 50 free, also just off her season best (24.15).

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  1. avatar
    Frank

    Go hens!