SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Returning to action for the first time in 2019, the Cal Poly men's and women's swimming and diving teams both beat fellow conference foe UC San Diego Saturday at Anderson Aquatics Center.
The men won their meet 181-119 while the women won their contest 155-145. Overall, the Mustangs won 18 of the combined 32 events between both the men and the women.
A total of four Mustangs won two individual events. Junior Paul Rogers won the 500 free (4:34.45), 1000 free (9:35.11) and was also the anchor on the winning men's 200 free relay team. Senior Brian Whittington won the 100 breast (56.98), 200 breast (2:05.17) and was also on the winning men's 400 medley relay team. Men's freshman diver Jackson Cudmore won both the 1M dive (292.50) and the 3M dive (307.95) for the Mustangs. On the women's side, senior Emily Imfeld (pictured) won the 50 free (24.05), 100 free with a team season-best time of 52.32 and was the anchor on the winning women's 200 free relay.
Seven other Cal Poly swimmers and divers won events against the Tritons, a first-year Mountain Pacific Sports Federation member. Junior women's swimmer Meghan Rainier picked up the first win of the day for the Mustangs in the 1000 free with a winning time of 10:30.57. Senior Dominic Dalpiaz won the men's 200 free with a time of 1:40.61. Sophomore Sascha Keir won the women's 100 backstroke with a time of 58.32. Sophomore David Hudson won the men's 200 butterfly with a time of 1:51.25. Freshman women's diver Joelle Weltner won the 1M dive with a score of 251.40. Junior Amelia Feick won the women's 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.61. Senior Zack Allen won the men's 100 butterfly with a time of 48.79.
Up next, the Cal Poly diving teams head to the UCLA Diving Invitational Jan. 18-20 in Westwood. Both the swimming and diving teams will return to action Jan. 26 in a dual meet on the road at UC Santa Cruz starting at 12 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Owen Main