Four Mustangs Pick Up Wins in Men’s First Dual Meet

Four Mustangs Pick Up Wins in Men’s First Dual Meet

SAN LUIS OBISPO— Sophomore Brian Whittington notched two wins, while freshmen Alex Nikolaev & David Hudson, and senior Nolan Newland all picked up one win as the Cal Poly men's swim team hosted USC Saturday in its first dual meet of the season.

Whittington won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.07 and the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:03.79. He was Cal Poly's King of the Pool in Friday's pentathlon against Cal. Senior Brandon Nguyen placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:05.75.

Nikolaev won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:38.20. Senior Pearu Pold finished third in that event with a time of 9:47.43.

Newland won the 500-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 4:37.11. Nikolaev also placed third in that event at 4:38.45.

Hudson won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:50.47. Senior Zach Cootes finished third at 1:51.00.

Overall, Cal Poly had 16 swimmers finish in the top three of the 12 individual swimming events.

The Mustang team of Dominic Dalpiaz, Zack Allen, Tony Casaccia and Paul Rogers finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:23.04.

The Trojans won the meet 153-141.

Next Saturday, October 7, Cal Poly will host their annual Green vs. Gold Intrasquad exhibition. That will begin at 10 a.m. at Anderson Aquatic Center.