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Whittington, Keir Win King and Queen of the Pool for Cal Poly

Whittington, Keir Win King and Queen of the Pool for Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO— Cal Poly sophomore Brian Whittington and freshman Sascha Keir won individual titles for the Mustangs at the annual King and Queen of the Pool pentathlon exhibition hosted with Cal Friday at Anderson Aquatic Center.

Both the men's and women's team for Cal finished as the national runner-up last year in the NCAA.

Whittington's combined time of 4:23.73 over the five events gave him a 12th place finish overall. He finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.49.

Cal Poly had a nice showing in the 100-yard breaststroke as seniors Brandon Nguyen and Zach Cootes placed sixth and ninth.

The Mustangs also had sixth and seventh place finishes in the men's 100-yard freestyle as junior Dominic Dalpiaz finished with a time of 45.71 and sophomore Paul Rogers finished with a time of 45.93.

Keir had an overall combined time of 5:05.15, just four milliseconds ahead of Mustang sophomore Amelia Feick for a 15th place finish overall.

Keir's highest finish was in the 100-yard backstroke. She placed 12th with a time of 58.53.

Feick paced Cal Poly's highest single-event finish. She placed seventh in 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.93.

Cal's Matthew Josa and Kathleen Baker won King and Queen for the Golden Bears. Josa had an overall time of 4:09.19. Baker, who won two medals at the 2016 Olympics, ended with an overall time of 4:39.54.

The Mustang men's team returns to the pool Saturday for a dual meet against a strong USC team. The meet begins at 11 a.m. at Anderson Aquatic Center.