Injuries can’t stop swimmers

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

It is passing the midway point for the Bakersfield College swim teams and they have certainly been impressive.

Although a few injuries have played a role to their potential as a unit, they continue to set sight on competing for high finishes against conference opponents.

However, BC was able to face many other schools around the state on March 5-7 at the Cuesta Invitational.

Prior to the actual invitational, BC along with the host Cuesta, American River and Ventura had a preliminary “King of the Pool” competition on March 5 where 50 swimmers participated in multiple events and Mikey Fink took second overall for the men while Lexi Zimmerman, Sarah Klang and Briana Smith finished in the top eight.

In the actual invitational, 17 schools including Bakersfield participated with BC finishing seventh overall.

Looking past a busy weekend, BC got back to the drawing board and prepared for another meet at Allan Hancock on March 14 which featured Cuesta, Allan Hancock, Santa Monica, and Ventura.

The women’s team finished second overall behind Santa Barbara City College while the men finished second as well behind Ventura.

BC will have had two weeks to prepare for their first and only home meet coming up on March 27 and it will be a test to show how ready they are for conference.