Biola’s swim and dive earn two wins in Redlands

The Eagles are victorious in Redlands-La Verne tri-meet.

Natalie Hernandez, Sports Editor

Women’s and men’s swim and dive headed to Redlands, California to compete in a tri-meet against University of La Verne and the University of Redlands. The men and women’s team won against both schools.

The men won 157-117 against the Redlands and 227-27 against La Verne. The women dominated Redlands 163-130 and defeated La Verne 232-38. Biola had 15 first place finishes out of 32 events. 


Redshirt sophomore Kolya Vos placed first in the women’s 200-yard freestyle, finishing at 1:58.85. Vos also came in first place for 100-yard freestyle and contributed to the success for a first place finish of the 400-yard freestyle relay along with redshirt sophomore Liza Parahnevich, freshman Morgan Kampfer and freshman Sofia Chavez-Varela.

Parahnevich placed first in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing with a time of 2:11.29. Kampfer also added two individual first place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard fly. The women had a total of nine first place finishes and gained victory against both teams overall. 


The men started off with a first place finish in event three, the 200-yard medley relay. Freshman Jacob Haaksma, redshirt sophomore Tanner Smith, redshirt sophomore Dylan Pon and redshirt freshman Jake Michelson had a finishing time of 1:37.02. Michelson also had an individual first place finish in the men’s 50-yard freestyle, finishing at 22 seconds.

The men had a total of seven first place finishes and defeated both Redlands and La Verne. 

Men and women’s swim and dive will compete in the La Verne Winter Invite in Los Angeles, California from Nov. 19-21. Results from today’s meet are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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