Stags wrestle SCIAC swim title from Redlands

The men’s swimming and diving team won the 2008 SCIAC Championship on Saturday in dominating fashion. They scored 1012 points, 252.5 points better than second-place Redlands which had won the last seven in a row.

This was the team’s 28th title overall (most of any team in CMS history) and their first since 2000.

The Stags crowned three more champions on Saturday. They completed the sweep of all five relays at the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay with a team of Andrew Cosentino (FR, Greenwich, CT), Andrew Kishino (FR, Riverside), John Sloat (JR, Lafayette) and Ryan Kristensen (FR, Saugus). Cosentino completed a sweep of his own by adding the 100 freestyle title (46.42) to his wins in the 50 and 200 frees. Nick Ostreim (FR, Phoenix, AZ) swam the second fastest 200 backstroke time in CMS history (1:51.81) in the prelims and won the event in the evening final. Both Cosentino and Ostreim’s times were NCAA-qualifying marks.

SCIAC Runner-ups on Saturday included Ian McGinnity (FR, Mesa, AZ) in the 1650 freestyle and Xavier Ramos (FR, Alta Loma) in the 200 butterfly.

CMS had 11 champions in the meet along with seven seconds and eight thirds in the 20 events at the Championships.

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