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Mustangs Set Program Highs at MPSF Championships

Mustangs Set Program Highs at MPSF Championships

LOS ANGELES – The Cal Poly swimming and diving team wrapped up its weekend at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Los Angeles, where several Mustangs had top three finishes and set career and school highs. 

The Mustang women ended in sixth place with a score of 314, while the men took fifth with a score of 503. 

Hailey Houck and Ali Epple put up a strong showing in the 400-yard IM, as they both set new personal and school records.

Houck took third place with a time of 4:21.60, beating her previous record of 4:23.17, which keeps her in the third place spot in Cal Poly's all-time record for the women's 400-yard IM.  

Epple took third in the preliminary round with a time of 4:23.88, beating her previous time and moving up from the fifth place spot, to the fourth place spot in Cal Poly' all-time-record for the 400-yard IM. 

Zach Cootes made waves for the Mustangs as he placed second in the 400-yard IM with a time of 3:53.63. 

Cootes went on the championship final, where he took second place with a time of 3:51.84, beating his personal best and putting him second in Cal Poly's all-time record for the men's 400-yard IM.  The junior also placed third in the 200-yard fly with a time of 1:48.16. 

Paul Rogers took third place in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:36.92. Rogers' time puts him in the first place spot in Cal Poly's all-time record for the men's 200-yard free.

Dominic Dalpiaz holds the first place spot in Cal Poly's all-time record for the 100-yard free after finishing in 44.66 in the preliminaries. 

Nolan Newland took third in the 1650-yard free after finishing in 15:38.20. 

Lauren Pierce and Makenzie Kamei put up a strong showing for the Mustang divers, as Pierce placed second in the 3-meter with a score of 274.45, while Kamei placed third with a score of 264.95.