Freshman Kailey Roux won the women's 1-meter diving competition and sophomore Meagan Stevens earned four top-nine finishes in individual events to lead the Allan Hancock College women's swimming and diving team to a seventh-place finish during the three-day Pasadena Invitational on Sunday. Including relay events, Hancock earned ten top-nine finishes during the meet. The Bulldogs finished with 220 total points to place seventh out of 15 teams.
Roux won the diving competition with a total score of 183.65 points. She finished 6.35 points ahead of the runner-up from El Camino.
Stevens' top finish was fifth place out of 38 swimmers in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:20.72. The Cabrillo High School graduate finished eighth in the 400 individual medley at 5:13.20; seventh in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:42.64; and placed ninth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:42.99.
Freshman Haylee Hernandez earned two top-eight finishes. She finished fifth out of 42 swimmers in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:32.6. The Pioneer Valley High School graduate also placed eighth out of 61 women in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 2:03.68.
Freshman Oceana Heath placed ninth in the 200 fly with a time of 2:44.91.
In the relays, the team of Hernandez, Heath, Stevens and Angel Landis finished sixth in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:06.87. Landis, Hernandez, Stevens and Shannon Copeland later finished seventh in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 9:13.83.
Up next for Hancock will be the Western State Conference Championships. The diving competition will be April 13 at El Camino College. The swimming championship will take place April 19-21 at Bakersfield College.