The Cal Poly swimming and diving team will face Nevada and UC Santa Cruz at noon Saturday in its final meet of the regular season.
This weekend’s meet, hosted by UC Santa Cruz, is the Mustangs’ last before heading to the Big West Conference Championships from Feb. 20 to 23.
“Last year when we competed against them it was close in both the men’s and women’s events,” said Cal Poly head coach Tom Milich. “This year we anticipate winning nearly every event. . We have the potential to break records in virtually every event, both for the men and the women.”
Several Cal Poly swimmers and divers recorded season bests against Pepperdine on Saturday.
Caitlin Lee posted records in the 50-yard freestyle, 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, while Kaylee Boyle had season bests in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle. Katie Webster posted records in the 200 freestyle and 200 IM, while Danielle Coville, Kaylee Yoshida and Natasha Nelson also accomplished season bests.
The Cal Poly men will be entering the dual competitions fresh after having a week off.
The Banana Slugs, meanwhile, have competed well in Division III and should give the young Mustangs a swim for their money.
“They are very good,” Milich said. “Even though more than 70 percent of the team is freshmen, we have a very solid core.”
Inclement weather could be a concern, Milich added.
“It does look like the weather is going to be bad this weekend, so I’m just going to have each person compete in no more than two events,” he explained. “At this point, going into the Big West, my top priority is keeping everybody healthy and not leaving them in the water longer than necessary.”
Indoor track and field squad travels north for second meet of season
After opening their season at Run for the Dream in Fresno on Jan. 21, members of the Cal Poly indoor track team again look to make their mark at Saturday’s Washington All-Comers meet.
Saturday’s 5 p.m. competition follows Cal Poly’s dual wins over Fresno State, Hawaii and Cal State Stanislaus in Fresno.
Long-and- triple-jumper Jessica Eggleston and 3,000-meter runner Bridie McCarey led the way at the meet, grabbing one and two first-place wins, respectively.
Men’s tennis team hits courts in Oregon after missing past weekend’s action due to weather
Back on the court after having both of last week’s matches cancelled and postponed, the Cal Poly men’s tennis team will have a chance to make up for the rain with a pair of dual matches this weekend against Oregon and Portland.
The Mustangs currently hold a 1-1 record, with Drew Jacobs, Darryn Young and Robert Foy leading the way.
Jacobs and Young both have 2-0 singles records after defeating their opponents in the Westmont and Fresno State match-ups. In No. 2 doubles, Young and Foy are also 2-0.
Both the Oregonian teams started their seasons by losing their first matches of the spring campaign. The Ducks stand at 3-1 overall, and the Pilots at 2-1, respectively.
After losing to Sacramento State 4-3, Oregon has posted wins over Weber State, Idaho and Eastern Washington.
Portland, meanwhile, lost its first spring match to Washington 5-2, and plays UC Davis and Montana State before meeting Cal Poly.
Cal Poly’s canceled match against Pepperdine has been rescheduled for Feb. 7 at 1 p.m., while the UC Santa Cruz match is now on April 10 at 2 p.m.