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Canyons Swim Squads Finish Second, Third at WSC Meet No. 3

Canyons Swim Squads Finish Second, Third at WSC Meet No. 3

The College of the Canyons swim & dive program won a combined six events to post its best finish of the season at Western State Conference (WSC) swim meet No. 3 hosted by Santa Monica College on Friday.

The COC men's team has finished no lower than third at a conference meet this season. The Cougars trailed second place Santa Monica (70) and event winner L.A. Valley College (72).

Meanwhile, the second place result turned in by the women's team represented a season best. Canyons (48) outlasted third place L.A. Pierce (31) but was unable to keep pace with event winner Citrus College (78).

The program's 102 combined event points also represented a meet best.

COC started the meet with a win in the women's 400-yard medley relay with a first place time of 4:35.10 turned in by the team of Jennifer Yamauchi, Brooke Coffey, Antoinette Peterson and Melissa Rainbird.

Yamauchi also brought home titles in the 200-yard freestyle (2:05.83) and 200-yard backstroke (2:20.86) events. 

Peterson was the other individual winner on the women's side with a first place pace in the 100-yard freestyle (58.33). Earlier in the day, Peterson was third in the 50-yard freestyle (26.94).

Coffey also faired well individually, taking second in the 50-yard freestyle (26.86) and third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:55.59).

COC's men's 400-yard freestyle relay team also found victory lane, with William Karren, Jessie Kim, Jonathan Gragas and Tyler Tran clocking a first place time of 3:20.60.

Kim was also an individual event champion, winning the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.42). He was also good for second place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.84).

Tyler Tran was runner up in the 100-yard freestyle (49.46) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.01).

Gragas took second in the 50-yard freestyle (22.94). Karren placed third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.53) and 500-yard freestyle (5:19.71).

Canyons will next compete at the annual Pasadena City College Invitational being held April 7-8.

The WSC Finals will be held April 21-23 at Allan Hancock College.

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