The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams collectively won 15 out of 32 events this past weekend in a matchup with rival UC Santa Barbara at Anderson Aquatic Center Saturday.
Sophomore Brian Whittington won two events for the men’s team, placing first in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:01.93, making him first in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) and 36th in the country, and the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 0:55.95.
Senior Zachary Cootes won the 400-yard individual medley (IM) freestyle with a conference-best time of 3:57.88, also placing him at 34th in the country.
Freshman David Hudson won the men’s 200-yard butterfly ending with 1:49.78, the fastest time in the conference this season. Sophomore Paul Rogers had a time of 1:39.32 beating his opponents in the 200-yard freestyle.
Senior Nolan Newland took home first in the 1,000-yard freestyle finishing with 9:32.67 followed by freshman Alex Nikolaev (9:40.78) and freshman Mihail Amiorkov (9:43.42) in second and third place respectively.
The women’s team took home wins for seven events. Sophomore Hailey Houck came in first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.09 and 400-yard IM with 4:28.39. Fellow sophomore Amelia Feick finished the 200-yard butterfly first with a time of 2:19.91. Junior Emily Imfeld finished with a time of 0:24.02 in the 50-yard freestyle and tied for first. Houck and Imfeld had times in the 400-yard IM and 50-yard freestyle respectively which put them both at third in the MPSF.
The team of freshman Sascha Keir (0:24.57), senior Elise Goetzl (0:24.02), sophomore Emily Peters (0:24.41) and Imfeld (0:23.72) finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a total time of 1:36.72.
Cal Poly won in diving by default, as Santa Barbara did not travel with any divers. Sophomore Mackenzie Kamei won the three-yard with a final score of 261.15. Freshman Noah McKinley won the one-yard finishing with a score of 236.15.
Despite Cal Poly placing top in many events, the UC Santa Barbara men’s team won the meet 150-144 and the women’s 160.5-133.5.
The Cal Poly women’s team jumps in the pool again Nov. 4 at 11 a.m as they take on Pepperdine at Anderson Aquatic Center.