Eagles take the podium at PCSC Pentathlon

Men’s and women’s swim teams score third place overall at their second meet of the year.


Haven Luper-Jasso // THE CHIMES (file)

Biola swimmers compete to win in the pool.

Maria Weyne, Staff Writer

Biola men’s and women’s teams continue their season with the second day of the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference at Splash! Aquatic Center. They competed in a pentathlon, which requires every swimmer to compete in five events in total. Both teams finished third overall and within their gender-categories. 

The conference allows the teams to see where they are at before officially starting their season as it pushes swimmers to swim five events within four hours. Regularly, swimmers are limited to four events per meet and do not compete in every stroke. Head coach Ryan Kauth enjoys using this meet to see just how far his swimmers can go when they are tired and “broken.”

“I love starting the season with this meet because it gives a full scope of what everybody is capable of,” Kauth said.

The swimmers also looked forward to showcasing their talents throughout the meet as they dive into the new season. Junior captain Andrew Holmes is ready to take this season to the next level. 

“I want us to explode,” Holmes said. “I want [us] to show the conference, the other schools and even Biola how big we are.”  

The Eagles finished the meet strong with Lisa Parahnevich and Raymond Kam earning two individual wins in the 100-meter backstroke and the 100-meter butterfly. The team finished with 302.5 points overall. 

The Eagles will return to the pool on Oct. 11 for a two-day invitational at Pepperdine.

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