Swimmers dive into a dual meet

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

Before returning back to L.A. Valley this past weekend for a dual swim meet featuring Bakersfield College, Citrus, L.A. Valley, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, the Renegade swim teams participated in the 30th Annual Mt. San Antonio College Swimming and Diving Invitational from Feb. 19-21.

Alongside 16 other schools, BC took third overall combining for 939 points (women-390, men-549) – only behind El Camino College (1,025 points) and the host Mt. SAC (1, 304 points).

On the women’s end, Lexi Zimmerman led the team with 77 total points in her six events, while Sara Klang added 67 points in her six events. Briana Smith also competed for BC in six events finishing with 46 points helping the women to a fifth place finish.

For the men, they took second overall with 548.5 points led by Mikey Fink’s 76 points. Mt. SAC won with a total score of 899.5 points.

Continuing their early season success before the Cuesta Invitational from March 5-7, the Renegade swim teams performed well once again at L.A. Valley.

It was nearly a sweep for both teams, but the only loss came on the men’s end as they lost their dual against Santa Monica by six points.

“For who we took, everyone stepped up and did very well,” head coach Matt Moon said.

The Cuesta Invitational will feature more schools than the recent invitational at L.A. Valley, but BC Swimming will look to face more competition to begin March.