The Southwestern Oregon Community College swim teams got off to a strong start at the NJCAA championships in Florida on Wednesday, with a number of placers and two new school records.
SWOCC’s women set the school record in the final race of the day, the 200-yard medley relay, with Piper Engler, Rena Krahn, Jessica Robinson and Khalani Hoyer finishing second in 1 minute, 52.42 seconds.
That helped the Lakers to third place in the overall team race through one day behind powerful Indian River State College of Florida and South Georgia State College.
Engler was fifth for the Lakers in the 200 individual medley (2:17.16) with Robinson sixth (2:17.31).
In the 1,000 freestyle, Mya Falk was eighth (11:24.63), with Maddie Huestis 11th (12:03.34) and Jo Adams 13th (12:10.81).
Marshfield graduate Krahn was 10th in the 50 breaststroke (33.12) and fellow former Pirate Hoyer was 15th in the 50 freestyle (25.51).
For the men, Collin McGuire was third in the 1,000 freestyle with his time of 9:36.47, also a school record. Noah Ferber just missed placing, finishing 17th (10:56.92).
Caleb Dean was eighth in the 50 freestyle (21.73) and Shin Fujii was 14th in the 200 individual medley (2:02.91).
The quartet of Dean, Christian Scaglione, Shane Williams and Timmy Kraemer was sixth in the medley relay in 1:38.89.
SWOCC was fourth in the team race behind Indian River, South Georgia State and Monroe Community College.