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Cal Poly Women’s Swimming and Diving Defeats Pepperdine Saturday

Cal Poly Women’s Swimming and Diving Defeats Pepperdine Saturday

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Five different members of the Cal Poly women's swimming and diving team won two events as the Mustangs won 15 of the 16 events in a 170-112 win over Pepperdine Saturday at Anderson Aquatic Center.

Sophomore Karina Hankee first won the 200 free with a time of 1:54.83. She later won her second event of the day in the 500 free with a time of 5:03.79, which was nearly nine seconds ahead of second place.

Sophomore Sascha Keir also won two events on the afternoon. First, she won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.36. She then won the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.17.

Junior Amelia Feick won two events for the second consecutive meet after winning two last week at UC Santa Barbara. Saturday against the Waves, Feick first won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.44. She then won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:22.72, nearly four seconds faster than second. 

Also winning two events on the day for the Mustangs was senior Emily Imfeld. Imfeld won the 50 free with a time of 24.44. She then got her second win of the day later in the 100 free with a time of 52.98

For the diving team, freshman Joelle Weltner won both the 1 meter and 3 meter dive events. In the 1 meter, she won with a final dive score of 268.05, over 40 points ahead of second. She then won the 3 meter with a final score of 272.25, also more than 40 points ahead of second place.

Senior Meghan Merlihan, freshman Adelynn Peterson, freshman Grace Maguire and junior Alie Epple were the other four Mustangs who won events Saturday. As a team, Cal Poly also won the 200 medley relay with Maguire, Feick, Keir and Imfeld with a time of 1:48.36.

The Mustang dive team will compete next weekend at the Trojan Diving Invitational hosted by USC. The swim team waits until the end of the month when it heads to Las Vegas for the UNLV Winter Invitational.