MONTEREY PARK, Calif. – Several program Top-5 records were broken by the Cal Poly swim team during the third day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, including sophomores Sage Speak (in the 100-yard breaststroke), Nolan Newland (200 free) and Zach Cootes (400 IM) on Friday at East Los Angeles College.
After 28 finals events, the Cal Poly men's side currently occupies fifth place overall (303 points) and the women's side is seventh (140).
During Friday morning's preliminary round, Speak (pictured) raced the women's 100 breast in 1:02.86, which shattered her previous career-best time by nearly a full second and is good for No. 2 in program history in the event. In Friday's final of the event, Speak finished fifth with a mark of 1:03.21.
Cootes – who earlier in the day established the No. 3 mark in program history in the men's 400 IM with a time of 3:53.76 – broke his own record during the finals portion of the event when he raced to a time of 3:52.02 and third-place overall.
Newland, like Cootes, recorded a No. 3 mark in program history during the men's 400 IM prelims (with a time of 1:37.76), only to come back later on in the evening and break his own record with a finish of 1:37.49, good for third-place in the finals event.
Freshman Dominic Dalpiaz was only 32 tenths-of-a-second behind Newland in the 400 IM during the finals portion of the event, finishing fourth overall with his time of 1:37.81.
Cal Poly junior Caleb Davies broke his own personal-best time in the 100 breast with a mark of 55.54 during the finals with a fifth-place finish. Davies' time was one tenths-of-a-second quicker than his original best (good for fifth-best in program history in the event).
To view the rest of the results from Friday's finals events, click HERE.
Cal Poly wraps up the MPSF Championships on Saturday with 12 finals events, which include both the men's and women's 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay. Saturday's finals events begin at 3:45 p.m. (with the men's and women's 1,650 free) and the prelims start at 10 a.m. For live results of all events, click HERE.