Swimming takes several wins during first meet

Daniel Ojeda, Reporter

Bakersfield College had their first meet in Ventura on Feb. 15.
Andrew Hargis placed first at the WSC Pentathlon on Saturday in Ventura.
The BC swimmer finished the five events with a combined time of 4:30.79. Hargis had the fastest times in the men’s 100 Yard Breast, 100 Yard Fly and the 100 Yard IM.
In the other two events, Hargis placed second in the 100 Yard Back and third in the 100 Yard Free.
Overall, the BC men’s swim team had six swimmers finish in the top 25 with Chance Marchini placing sixth at 4:56.40, Spencer Kerwin placing 11th at 4:59.83, AJ Spiller placing 17th with 5:10.76, Michael Fink placing 23rd at 5:17.19 and Conner Hicks placing 25th with 5:20.49.
The women’s swim team had Elizabeth Hargis as the highest placer finishing in third place with a time of 5:32.55. Right behind her with a time of 5:35.85 was Shelby Bayne, good for fourth place in the pentathlon. 
Two more BC swimmers finished in the top 10 with Clarissa Gardella finishing at 5:41.25 for sixth and Alexis Zimmerman finishing at 5:46.10 for 10th place. Two other swimmers finished in the top 25 including, Ashley Foster at 5:55.14 for 17th and Heather Bryan at 6:01.02 which was good enough for 24th.
The swim team will have their next meet will be against Mt. San Antonio College on Feb. 21-22.