COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS : Northridge Women’s Swim Team Opens Title Defense With Win

Compiled by John Ortega

Cal State Northridge began defense of its NCAA Division II women’s swimming title with a 166-113 win over San Diego State at home Saturday.

The men’s team, which placed third in the 1987 Division II championships, defeated SDSU, 190-75.

Jude Kylander, Tina Schnare and Xiand Xian Chen each won two events for CSUN.

Kylander won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle races in 25.02 seconds and 55.14; Schnare won the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke in 1:08.93 and 2:29.00; and Chen won the one- and three-meter springboard events.


CSUN’s Ted Everett matched Chen’s double victory on the springboard and teammate Ted Holland won the 100- and 200-meter freestyle. His times were 47.92 and 1:46.77.


Rancho Santiago 92, Canyons 78--Alonzo Jamison scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds for Rancho Santiago in the nonconference season-opening basketball game for both schools.

Fran Linzy scored a game-high 23 points and Butch Mettinger added 15 to lead Canyons.


Canyons trailed by 10 points early in the first half and never recovered. Canyons cut the deficit to 60-54 midway through the second half but could get no closer.


CS Northridge d. Minnesota-Duluth, 15-3, 1-15, 15-1, 15-6--The victory in the final match of pool play advanced CSUN to the quarterfinals of the Air Force Premier volleyball tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the Lady Matadors defeated UC Riverside, 15-5, 15-3, 15-0.

CSUN will play Ferris State today in the semifinals.

“We played one of our best matches of the year against Riverside,” CSUN Coach Walt Ker said. “We were really efficient and everyone played super. All our subs played in the third game and we shut them out.”


National Christian College Athletic Assn. Championships--The Master’s Jeff Claassen placed 22nd and Marlys Newey placed ninth in the meet at John Bryan State Park in Cedarville, Ohio. Claassen was timed in 26 minutes, 5 seconds over the men’s five-mile course. Newey ran 19:21 over the women’s three-mile course.



Lassen 80, Rio Hondo 63, Golden West 43, Moorpark 38--Moorpark (7-2, 2-2) placed fourth in the 15-team Cal Poly San Luis Obispo tournament. Top individual performances for the Raiders were turned in by Vince Plymire (first in the heavyweight division), Ross Boomhower (third at 180 pounds), Keith Hernandez (third at 126 pounds) and Emanuel Gallegos (third at 150 pounds).