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Four Cal Poly Swimmers Reach Finals on Day 2 of Pac-12 Championships

Four Cal Poly Swimmers Reach Finals on Day 2 of Pac-12 Championships


FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – The Cal Poly men's swimming team competed in four more events Monday evening at the Pac-12 Championships at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. In the three individual races, four Mustangs advanced past prelims.

In the 500-yard freestyle, freshman Sonny Fierro (right) finished in 20th place with a time of 4 minutes, 29.54 seconds, and teammate Konrad Antoniuk also swam in the finals, placing 23rd at 4:33.08.

In the next event, the 200 IM, freshman Mickey Mackle finished 22nd, at 1:49.57.

Aaron McKinnon added a 21st-place showing in the 50 freestyle for the Mustangs, finishing in 20.32 seconds, only three-hundredths of a second shy of matching the school record set in 2010. The race was won in 18.86 by USC junior Vladimir Morozov, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics by swimming the third leg of the 400 free relay for Russia.

To close the day, Cal Poly's 200 free relay squad of Mackey Hopen, McKinnon, Omar Dwidar and Jimmy Deiparine finished eighth at 1:22.91 to pick up 22 points in the team standings.

After the second day of the four-day meet, the Mustangs are in eighth place, with 66 points. No. 2 California, the back-to-back defending national champion, is in first with 298.5 points.

Events will continue Tuesday through Wednesday. A recap of the meet will be shown on the Pac-12 Networks at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by an encore presentation airing at 8 p.m.