Records fall on Day 2 of UNLV Winter Invite
LAS VEGAS, NV – The Whittier College women's swimming & diving team bounced back after Day 1 of the UNLV Winter Invitational to move up in the point's race behind record breaking performances from Haley Von Schottenstein and Evelyn Beguiristain.
Von Schottenstein started off the Poet surge by finishing 10th in the 100 yard fly with a time of :57.92 smashing the Whittier College record of :59.60, which she previously held earlier in the year. This time she posted also almost put her past the NCAA "B" cut, which was :57.80. She then returned to the pool two events later to finish 12th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:08.27.
Beguiristain, who has already had a tremendous start to her freshman year breaking the 200 yard fly record earlier in the year followed in Von Schottenstein's footsteps in record breaking fashion as she broke the Whittier College 200 individual medley which was previously held by Nani Nelson back in 1978. She posted a mark of 2:15.24 breaking the previous record of 2:16.37.
In the final event of the day, the team of Erin Bartholomew, Von Schottenstein, Beguiristain, and Carsen West finished the 800 free with a time of 8:34.00 falling just short of the top teams from UNLV and New Mexico State.
Whittier completes the UNLV Winter Invitational tomorrow on Day 3 as they finish with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free.