SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly women's swimming and diving team moved up to fifth place Thursday evening after the second day of competition at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship.
The Mustangs, who started the day in a seventh-place tie in the team standings, now have 132 points heading into Friday. Hawaii holds the lead with 240. UC Davis is in second in the eight-team field at 229, with defending conference champion BYU third at 216.
Cal Poly senior Rachel O'Brien (right) finished third in the 200-yard IM final in 2 minutes, 1.73 seconds, scoring 16 points at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. She was joined in the event's championship pool by teammate Amanda Maffris, who placed seventh in 2:04.12, earning 12 points. Two other Mustangs also added to the tally in the event's consolation final, as Allison de Peralta finished 14th in 2:04.67 to score three points, followed by Angie Haven, who was 16th in 2:05.81 (1 point).
The Mustangs' 200 freestyle relay squad of Andrea Voigt, Rachel Cleak, Kelsey Engel and Jillian Jones came in sixth with a time of 1:33.63 to pick up 26 points.
In 1-meter diving, Cal Poly's Sami McIntyre finished seventh with a score of 226.75 to accrue 12 points. Two Mustangs placed in the consolation finals, as Grace Greenwood scored seven points while finishing in 10th place at 238.7, and Meaghan O'Meara chalked up five more points by placing 12th at 234.05.
In the 500 freestyle consolation, Mustang freshman Nicole Antoniuk scored two points, coming in 15th place at 5:02.16.
The third installment of the four-day meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday with prelims, followed by finals at about 6 p.m.