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Cal Poly Swimming and Diving Falls to UC Santa Barbara

Cal Poly Swimming and Diving Falls to UC Santa Barbara

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly swimming and diving team fell to UC Santa Barbara in the Blue-Green Rivalry on Saturday, with the women losing 165-129 and the men losing 190.5-101.5.

Despite Cal Poly's loss, many Mustangs put up a strong showing this weekend, including swimmers Bonnie Diamond and Zach Cootes. 

Diamond took first in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:53.10 while also taking first in the 500-y free with a time of 5:00.37. The junior also helped lead her 400-y free relay quartet, of Emily Imfeld, Emily Peters and Sage Speak to the third place spot after they finished in 3:33.68.

Cootes took second place in the 200-y butterfly after finishing in 1:49.45 and took second in the 400-y IM with a time of 4:03.08. 

Hailey Houck took first place in the 400-y IM with a time of 4:26.44 while also placing third in the 1000-y free with a time of 10:22.14. 

Speak took first in the 200-y breast with a time of 2:18.13, while also taking second in the 100-y breast with a time of 1:04.01. 

The Mustang men dominated the 400-y relay, as the first through third place were all Mustangs. 

The quartet of Dominic Dalpiaz, Caleb Davies, Paul Rogers and Jack Jenner took first after finishing in 3:03. 40, while Nolan Newland, Nic Clark, Nicky Erickson and Alex Behnam took second with a time of 3:12.35. 

Austin Cunniff, Alex Tschopp, Garrett Schmid and Morgan Moore finished third with a time of 3:16.25.

Men's diver Nevada Schultz took first place in the one-meter and the three-meter. Schultz scored a 248.55 on the one-meter and broke his personal record on the three-meter after scoring 277.65, beating his previous 268.58. 

Carter Jewel placed second in both the one and three-meter and also set a new personal record. Jewel scored a 209.93 on the one-meter, beating his previous 199.88 and scored 202.05 on the three-meter. 

Makenzie Kamei set the tone for the women divers, as she broke her record on the one-meter after scoring 279.08, beating her previous record of 261.75. 

Lauren Pierce placed first on the women's three-meter with a score of 257.40, while Kamei took second with a score of 240.38. 

The Mustangs will be back in the pool again for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships starting on Wednesday Feb. 15 through Saturday Feb. 18.