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Cal Poly Swimming and Diving Falls to Pacific

Cal Poly Swimming and Diving Falls to Pacific

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly swimming team fell to Pacific on Saturday at Anderson Aquatic Center while the Mustang divers put up a strong showing at the Bruin Diving Invitational in Los Angeles.

The Mustang women fell to Pacific 172- 125 while the men fell 167.5-130.5. Despite the loss, the Mustangs still dominated in many events. 

Hailey Houck took first place in the women's 1000-yard free with a time of 10:21.25, while Meghan Merlihan came in second with a time of 10:29.29. 

The men continued to dominate the 1000-yard free, as Alex Tschopp took first with a time of 9:45.52, Morgan Moore took second with a time of 10:01.49 and Austin Cunniff took third with a time of 10:10.25.

Houck landed herself in first place after finishing the 200-yard fly in 2:06.79, while Shaelin Morefield came in second with a time of 2:09.79. Elizabeth Peterson came in third after finishing with a time of 2:10.33 and Cecilia Nelson finished fourth with a time of 3:11.27. 

Zachary Cootes took first place in the men's 200-yard fly with a time of 1:50.16, while Tschopp tied for third with a time of 1:56.11. 

Emily Imfeld and Caleb Davies both held down the third place spot in the 50-yard free after Imfeld finished in 24.39 and Davies finished in 20.82. 

Dominic Dalpiaz took first place in the men's 100-yard free after finishing in 46.11. 

After finishing with a time of 2:07.31, Caitlin Cox finished first in the women's 200-yard back, while Paul Rogers finished second in the 200-yard back with a time of 1:53.22. 

Brandon Nguyen took first in the 200-yard breast with a time of 2:05.43, while Sage Speak finished third in the women's 200-yard breast with a time of 2:20.63. Amelia Feick, Gabby Lindbald and Nicole Jordan were all right behind Speak. 

Tschopp placed first again, after finishing the 500-yard free in 4:47.70, with Moore and Cunniff right behind him, after they finished in 4:50.89 and 4:55.50, respectively.

Meghan Rainier took third in the women's 500-yard free with a time of 5:08.09, while Bonnie Diamond, Merlihan and Houck finished right behind Rainer with times of, 5:08.16, 5:08.59 and 5:14.10. 

Feick also took third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:11.89. 

The quartet of Imfeld, Diamond, Speak and Merlihan took second in the 400-yard free relay after finishing with a time of 3:35.30. The men's quartet of Davies, Dalpiaz, Nic Clark and Jack Jenner also finished second in the 400-yard free relay with a time of 3:05.59. 

The Mustang divers participated in a three-day diving invitational in Los Angeles and went up against Azusa Pacific, No. 2 Cal, Fresno State, New Mexico, San Diego State, No. 22 UCLA, No. 8 USC and Utah. 

On Friday, Lauren Pierce took 11th place in the women's 3-meter preliminary with a score of 261.20, while Nevada Schutlz took eighth in the men's 1-meter preliminary with a score of 224.90. 

Schultz placed seventh in the men's 3-meter preliminary on Saturday and then went on to place eighth in the 3-meter final with a final score of 440.80. Followed by Carter Jewel with a score of 381.40, Zach Rannalli with a score of 366.95 and Stefan Young with a score of 307.55.

Makenzie Kamei placed 23rd in the women's platform with a score of 171.05, while Mckenna Troje placed 31st with a score of 135.70.

On the Mustangs' final day at the Invitational, Schultz placed sixth in the men's platform finals with a score of 471.00 while Rannalli placed seventh with a score of 348.60.

Pierce placed 17th in the women's 1-meter final with a score of 461.30. 

The Mustangs will be back in action Jan. 28th to take on UC Santa Barbara in the Blue-Green Rivalry at the Anderson Aquatic Center.