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Rogers Wins 200 Free, Breaks Records at Day Three of MPSF Championships

Rogers Wins 200 Free, Breaks Records at Day Three of MPSF Championships

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Senior men's swimmer Paul Rogers (pictured in the middle) continued his strong run at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Friday by winning Cal Poly's first individual MPSF title since 2018 while also setting records earlier in the day.

Rogers won the 200-yard freestyle after finishing with a time of 1:36.19 in the finals. He did so after breaking both the MPSF and school record in the same event earlier in the day during prelims with a record time of 1:33.73. That MPSF record had stood since 2013.

Rogers' record swim was, as of Friday evening, the 16th fastest time in the country this season and would qualify him for the NCAA Championships next month in Athens, Ga. if it his time remains in the top 40. He would become the first Mustang to go to the NCAA Championships since 2015.

On the women's side, senior swimmer Amelia Feick had the highest finish of the night after placing third in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.07, just narrowly missing breaking her own school record.

Senior women's swimmer Ali Epple had a strong swim in the 400 IM, finishing fourth after a personal-best time of 4:21.57. That time is good for the third fastest time in school history in the event.

Through three days of competition, the Mustang men are currently in fifth place while the women are in sixth place.

The MPSF Championships will conclude on Saturday with the 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 1,650 free.