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Cootes and Speak Set Career Highs at A3 Performance Invitational

Cootes and Speak Set Career Highs at A3 Performance Invitational

The Cal Poly swimming and diving team had an outstanding weekend at the A3 Performance Invitational in Los Angeles, as Zachary Cootes Sage Speak both set their career highs.

The Mustang women placed eighth overall with a score of 320.5, while the men placed third with a score of 683.5.

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Speak made waves on Friday after she placed ninth in the 100-yard breast with a time of 1:02.82, which beats her previous record of 1:02.86. This puts Speak second in Cal Poly's all-time record for the 100-breast. 

The junior also placed fifth in the 200-yard breast prelims on Saturday with a time of 2:17.70, while also taking fourth in the championship finals in the 200-yard breast with a time of 2:15.85, close to her record if 2:15.56. 

Cootes also set a career high after he finished the 200-yard fly in 1:47.53, breaking his old record of 1:48.01. Cootes' time landed him in ninth place in the consolation final. The junior still holds the first place spot in Cal Poly's all-time record for the 200-yard fly.

Cootes also came in first in the championship final for the 400 –yard IM with a time of 3:55.24, coming close to his time of 3.52.02. 

Dominic Dalpiaz placed first in Championship final for the men's 200 yard-free with a time of 1:37.82, he holds down the first place spot in Cal Poly's all-time 200-yard free record with a time of 1:37.31. Dalpiaz also placed second on Saturday in the 100-yard free preliminaries with a time of 45.00. 

Hailey Houck placed fourth in the women's 500-yard free preliminaries with a time of 4:54.56. She also placed sixth in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:25.69, while also placing fourth in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:23.17. 

Caleb Davies placed fourth in the men's 50-yard free championship finals with a time of 20.72, while Paul Rogers placed fourth in the men's 500-yard free with a time of 4:25.77. 

The quartet of Pearu Pold, Dalpiaz, Alex Behnam and Alex Tschopp placed third in the men 800-yard free relay on Friday with a time of 6:39.38, while the quartet of Tyler Soo, Jack Jenner, Dalpiaz and Davies placed second in the 200-yard Free relay with a time of 1:21.79. 

The Mustangs will be back in action on Nov. 30-Dec. 3 to participate in the AT&T Winter National Championships.