RIVERSIDE -- Having four participants win at least two individual events each, the Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's swimming and diving team finished first in the Orange Empire Conference (OEC) Meet #1 last Friday (Mar. 3) at the Riverside Aquatics Center on the RCC campus.
In a new format which has all seven OEC members face each other, as opposed to a dual meet, a triangular meet or a quadrangular meet, Riverside posted a winning total of 729 points to take an early lead in the conference standings.
Following RCC's first-place finish were Golden West (642 points), Cypress (389), Orange Coast (329), Saddleback (205), Fullerton (84) and Santa Ana (9).
Bouvier won the 100-yard breaststroke (:57.14) and the 100-yard freestyle (:46.56), and finished second in the 200-yard individual medley; Brown won the one-meter (238.55 points) and three-meter diving (245.45) events; Magnan won the 100-yard backstroke (:53.34) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.05); and Zaoui won the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.96) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.43).
For good measure, RCC also won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:27.65) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:37.31) with Magnan (backstroke), Bouvier (breaststroke), sophomore Lazar Raca (Belgrade, SERBIA) in the butterfly and freshman Kyle Acevedo (Redlands - Redlands East Valley HS) in the freestyle.
Riverside finished fourth in last spring's California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Championships and hopes to improve on that finish this spring.
Complete results may be found at https://www.swimphone.com/meets/event_order.cfm?smid=8546