Swim and dive outstrokes Concordia

The Eagles accumulated 26 victories throughout the meet.


Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Sophomore Jacob Haaksma powers through the water.

Charlotte McKinley, Freelance Writer

Biola University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams competed against Concordia University Irvine on Jan. 21. Both Eagles teams soundly defeated the Golden Eagles in the meet with the men taking home 14 victories and the women taking home 12.


Securing their win with a 171.5-116.50 score, this was the first time the men defeated Concordia in a dual meet setting.

Freshman Eli Houseman took first in the 200-yard butterfly with a 1:57.83 time. Freshman Alejandro Marchesini took first in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke with times of 24.6, 52.44 and 1:55.06, respectively. Sophomore Jacob Haaksma took first in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 27.06, 58.82 and 2:09.16, respectively. Redshirt sophomore Matthew Trejo took place in the 50-yard and 100-yard butterfly with times of 23.68 and 52.05, respectively.

A new addition to the team, freshman Noah Hall, made big waves with five firsts. He placed in the 50-yard, 100-yard, 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle with times of 21.68, 47.52, 1:46.89, 4:46.77 and 9:45.06 respectively.

The men’s team came out on top with 14 victories over the 18 events for a 171.5-116.50 score.


The women also competed well, beating the Golden Eagles 154-122.

Sophomore Morgan Kamfer took first in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly with times of 27.33, 59.93 and 2:09.49, respectively. Freshman Colette Friedley earned first with a time of 2:26.18 in the 200-yard breaststroke. Redshirt junior Koyla Vos earned first in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle with times of 53.66 and 1:58.98, respectively. Redshirt junior Liza Parahnevich placed first in the 100-yard, 200-yard and 400-yard individual medley with times of 1:00.69, 2:11.08 and 4:38.09, respectively. Freshman Mirsha Lora took first in the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle with times of 5:20.04 and 10:52.92, respectively. Finally, Phoebe Munholland took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a 24.70 time.

The women’s team came out with 12 victories over the 18 events for a score of 154-122.

Swim and Dive (3-0 men, 3-1 women) will compete in the PCSC Conference Championships in East Los Angeles from Feb. 8 through Feb. 11. Footage and stats from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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