The Cal Poly men’s and women’s swimming teams visited University of the Pacific this weekend for dual meet. Both the men and women defeated the unsuspecting Tigers with scores of 156-103 and 169-93, respectively.
The Mustangs women improved their record to 2-2 on the season, while the men improved to a 2-1 record.
Sophomore Sage Speak continued her successful season by claiming victories in the 10-yard breaststroke (1:06.70) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.22). Speak provided 18 points toward the Mustangs’ total score.
Senior Allison de Peralta, senior Alisha Bender and sophomore Bonnie Diamond also added 18 points in the meet. Diamond finished first in the 200-yard IM (2:08.88) and the 500-yard Freestyle (5:06.92).
Peralta followed her with wins in the 100-yard backstroke (58.22) and the 200 back (2:07.32). Bender finished with a pair of wins in the 100-yard freestyle (52.12) and 200 free (1:53.05).
Diamond and Bender also teamed up with senior Taylor Guy and freshman Emily Imfeld to win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:35.68) and add 11 points to the women’s score. The foursome finished nearly two seconds ahead of the Tigers’ relay team.
Leading the men’s team was sophomore Pearu Pold, who raced to a pair of wins in the 500-yard freestyle (4:36.77) and 1,000-yard freestyle (9:36.64).
Following him were sophomore Zach Cootes and freshman Dominic Dalpiaz. Cootes raced to two wins in the 200-yard IM (1:54.78) and 200-yard butterfly (1:52.80) while Dalpiaz picked up wins in the 50-yard freestyle (20.96) and 100-yard freestyle (45.50).
Cootes, Dalpiaz, junior Caleb Davies and freshman Archie Mitchell claimed the 200-yard medley relay victory (1:33.36) and added 11 points to the men’s winning score.
Other notable wins for the Mustangs’ men included Davies in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.48), Mitchell in the 200-yard backstroke (1:52.85) and freshman Hunter Gildhart in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.34).
The women had two other notable wins: freshman Meghan Merlihan in the 1,000- yard freestyle (10:29.47) and senior Belen Enguidanos in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.44).
The Mustangs will host UC Santa Cruz at 11 a.m. next Saturday at home at the Anderson Aquatic Center as they celebrate Senior Day.