LONG BEACH- Calif.- Day Two of the 2012 Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. continued Saturday with two Mustangs setting records, one advanced to the championship finals and seven Mustangs advanced to the consolation finals against some of the top swimmers in the country.
Senior Rachel O'Brien broke the school record in the 100 butterfly in prelims and then again in finals (54.82). She swam in the consolation final of the 100 yard butterfly and finished tenth.
Mackey Hopen (pictured at right) broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke this evening with a 54.61. His time is currently the 4th fastest time in the country and a NCAA B cut. Mackey Hopen finished ninth (54.61) and Jimmy Deiparine finished 11th (56.20)
The Cal Poly men finished ninth in the 200 yard medley relay (1:33.05) and seventh in the 800 yard freestyle relay. The women finished 11th in the 200 yard medley relay (1:44.92) and tenth in the 800 yard freestyle race (7:37.41).
Freshman Mickey Mackle swam all the way to championship finals where he finished seventh in the men's 400 yard IM (3:56.76). It was the Mustangs best finish of the day. Teammate Paolo Stanchi advanced to the consolation final and finished tenth (3:57.28).
In the women's 400 yard IM, Cal Poly junior Amanda Maffris advanced to the consolation final and finished in 14th place (4:24.47).
Senior Angie Haven swam fast enough to make it into the consolation final of the women's 100 yard breaststroke (1:04.46) and finished 15th.
Freshman Jeff Allison advanced to the consolation final in the men's 100 yard backstroke. He finished 14th at 51.78.