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Cal Poly Swimming Concludes Blue-Green Rivalry Meet

Cal Poly Swimming Concludes Blue-Green Rivalry Meet

SANTA BARBARA – The Cal Poly swimming and diving team concluded its Blue-Green Rivalry meet against Santa Barbara this weekend in Santa Barbara.

The women fell to UCSB 171-123, while the men fell 161-129, over the 16 events they had each.

Despite the losses, both the men and women put up a strong showing in several events. 

The quartet of Caroline Basil, Sage Speak, Dani Orlandi and Emily Imfeld placed second in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:46.93, while the men's quartet of Tyler Soo, Brandon Nguyen, Nicky Erickson and Dominic Dalpiaz also finished second with a time of 1:33.77.

Paul Rogers' 1:40.74 time put him in first place for the men's 200-y free, while teammate Hailey Houck took first in the women's 200 fly with a time of 2:03.63. 

The Mustangs dominated in the women's 500 free, as Houck took first with a time of 5:00.21, Meghan Merlihan took second with 5:03.78 and Bonnie Diamond took third with 5:04.95. 

Speak took first place in the women's 200 breast after she compiled a time of 2:17.32 

The men took the top four spots in the 200 IM, with Nguyen taking first place with a time of 1:56.31, Zachary Cootes coming in second with a time of 1:58.23, Tom Linker in third with 1:58.72 and Garrett Schmid in fourth with 2:02.10. 

The men's relay team of Dalpiaz, Pearu Pold, Rogers, and Jack Jenner took first place in the 400 free after compiling a time of 3:07.84. 

Diver Lauren Pierce took first in the women's one meter with a final score of 279.96, which is a regional qualifying score. 

Makenzie Kamei won first place in the women's three meter after she put up a score of 238.89.

Nevada Schultz took first for the men's one meter with a score of 253.28 and in the three meter with a score of 226.26. 

The Mustang women will head to Pepperdine for their meet on Nov. 5, which starts at 11 a.m., while the men head to Denver on the same day to compete at 2 p.m.