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Cal Poly Swimming Hosts First Meet of the Season Friday

Cal Poly Swimming Hosts First Meet of the Season Friday

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly swimming team will kick off its 2018-19 season Friday when it hosts Cal in the annual King and Queen of the Pool pentathlon. The meet will kick-off at 10 a.m. from Anderson Aquatic Center.

Each swimmer will take part in five 100-yard races, including butterfly, breaststroke, individual medley, backstroke and freestyle. The swimmers with the best combined time will be crowned king and queen of the pool.

Cal brings a strong group of swimmers to San Luis Obispo. Last season, the women's team put out eight All-Americans and finished runners-up in the national championships. The men's team also placed second at the NCAA Championships for the ninth year in a row and return two-time PAC-12 Championship Swimmer of the Meet Andrew Seliskar.

The Mustangs return 18 from last year's squad on the men's side, including sophomore David Hudson who won the men's 200-yard butterfly at the MPSF Championships last season setting a new program record time. The women's team returns 25 from last year, including junior Amelia Feick who won the women's 200-yard breaststroke at last season's MPSF Championships.

The wins by Feick and Hudson were the first MPSF titles by a Cal Poly swimmer in three years.

The Mustangs broke six school records last season in Hudson's 200 fly, the men's 200 medley relay, men's 800 free relay, men's 200 free relay, senior Zack Allen in the 100 fly and Feick in the 100 breast.

After the meet against Cal, the Mustangs will hold their Green and Gold meet Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m.