Biola swim & dive earn two second-place finishes

The Eagles’ men and women collectively had 33 individual top five finishers at the UC Santa Cruz Slug Shootout.

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Andi Basista, Sports Editor

The Eagles’ swim and dive teams traveled to Santa Cruz, California on Friday afternoon to compete in the Slug Shootout. Both the men and women took home the second place title, as the men ended the day with 511.5 points and the women with 516. The women had five back-to-back finishers in the 50 freestyle while the men had four finishers.

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Freshman Liza Parahnevish blew everyone else out of the water, winning the 200 individual with a time of 2:09.56, the 200 freestyle at 1:56.39 and the 100 backstroke with a time of :59.95. Sophomore Nicole Chang was runner up in the 100 backstroke, following closely behind at 1:01.07. Freshman Anna Haaksma stayed in the 200 individual medley, where she finished in third at 2:15.78.

Freshman Gabe Weber was a leading force for his Eagles. He finished in first during the 1k freestyle at a time of 9:58.73. Another first-place win was earned by Weber in the 500 freestyle at 4:49.18. Senior Raymond Kam tied for second in the 100 backstroke at 1:00.53, also placing second in the 100 butterfly at :52.53.

The Eagles will head back into the water on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. to take on the Bay Area Invitational in Oakland, California.

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