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Cal Poly Moves Up at MPSF Championship

Cal Poly Moves Up at MPSF Championship

LOS ANGELES, California – The Cal Poly women swimmers had a solid performance in day three of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming Championship.  Cal Poly is currently in third place with 342.5 points.  Brigham Young University is in first place (490.5) and UC Santa Barbara is in second place (482).

Senior Kylie France took second place in the 400 yard individual medley. She set an NCAA "B" standard with her time of 4:19.07 and gained 17 points for the Cal Poly team.  Sophomore Amanda Maffris also made the finals and finished in fifth place with her time of 4:21.17 adding 14 more points to the team.

In the 100 yard butterfly, senior Gloria Benefield touched the wall in seventh place at 56.31winning 12 points.  In the consolation finals, junior Chrissy Thomas finished in 14th place with her time of 57.12 adding 3 more points to the team.

Sophomores Jill Jones and Andrea Voigt both made it to the consolation final in the 200 yard freestyle.  Jones finished in nineth place at 1:50.09 gaining 9 points.  Voigt had a time of 1:50.87 putting her in 11th place and adding 6 more points.

In the 100 yard breaststroke, junior Angie Haven took fifth place at 1:03.11.  She gained the Cal Poly team 14 more points.

The team of senior Amy Morales, sophomore Rachel Cleak, sophomore Kelsey Engel and sophomore Jill Jones took third in the 200 yard free relay.  Their time of 1:34.36 brought the team 32 points.

The 100 yard backstroke found two Cal Poly swimmers in the final.  Junior Katrina Anderson touched the wall in sixth place at 57.04 which gained the team 13 points.  Senior Amy Morales finished in eighth place at 57.43 bringing in 11 more points.  Junior Chrissy Thomas swam in the consolation final finishing in 16th place at 58.66 and additional one more point for the Cal Poly team.

The MPSF Swimming Championship wraps up Saturday, February 18, 2012.