San Antonio - The Trinity women's team widened its lead in first place while the men remained in second place after the third day of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at Palo Alto College Aquatic Center on Friday.
The Tiger women have scored 640 points and now lead second-place Colorado College by 127, with one day to go. Trinity's men have amassed 522 points and trail first-place Southwestern (TX) University by 57.
The Tiger men took the top three slots in the 1-meter diving event, with NCAA "A" Cut scores. Duncan MacAskill won the low board for the third time in four years, posting a score of 510.60. Anthony Liva was runner-up with a mark of 496.65, while last year's champion, Daniel Valmassei, finished third at 486.25.
First-year women's diver Maren Merwarth captured the 3-meter board with a score of 431.42. It marked the 14th consecutive year a Trinity women's diver won the high board.
MacAskill, Liva, Valmassei, and Merwarth earlier posted qualifying scores for the NCAA Division III Region 2 Championships to be held March 1-2 in Grinnell, Iowa.
Trinity's women went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard freestyle, with Mabel Fowler winning the event for the second consecutive year. Fowler touched the pad in 1:53.48. Meghan Magill was runner-up and Abbie Jones finished in third place.
Reyna also turned in a third-place performance in the 100-yard butterfly, as did Ivy Claflin in the 400-yard individual medley.
Daniel Sarman was runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle by .46 seconds. Elliot Fleming and Colton Smith finished second and third in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Beau Tipton placed third in the 100-yard butterfly.
Sarman, Fleming, Tipton, and Shamzi Alkaff were runners-up in the 400-yard medley relay.
Leon Faulk took home the "B" final in the 100-yard backstroke.
The championships conclude Saturday, starting with swimming preliminaries at 10:30 a.m. Men's 3-meter diving and the women's 1-meter event are on the schedule for 12:30 p.m. The SCAC seniors recognition will be held at 5:45 p.m., followed by swimming finals at 6:00 p.m.