BC women’s swim team place high in championship


Alexandra Apatiga

BC women’s swim team member competes.

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

The Bakersfield College women’s swim team took second place in the Western State Conference Championships. After the three-day meet from April 19 to 21 at Bakersfield College, several community colleges competed for first place, the title was eventually given to Santa Barbra City College.

Bakersfield College finished the WSC Championships with a total score of 535 points, 363 points coming from individuals and 172 from the rely.

In total BC had 60 entries at the beginning of the championships, with five individuals and one rely team finishing in the top five.

Day one of the completion saw BC finish in the top spots in various events.

BC placed third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, with Jennifer Quan, Alexis Gallardo, Brittney Lumsden-Ross, and Niquelette Rimer securing 1:43.25. Rimer, Quan and Ross along with Cynthia Maner ended up placing second in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:17.43.

In the 50 yard free Rimer placed third, Bailey Pike placed fourth in the 500 free, followed by Maner in fifth and Quan in sixth.

On the final day of the championships, BC placed third in the 400 free relay with 3:45.14. BC also placed third in both the 200-yard breast and 200-yard back, as well as second in the 1650 yard free.