Mustangs Travel to San Diego

The Cal Poly swimming and diving team traveled to San Diego this past weekend for dual meets against San Diego State and UC San Diego.

The women lost to the Aztecs 147-113, but beat the Tritons 185-113. The men faced only faced the Tritons, and came up short, 214-80.

The women’s duel with San Diego State was held in the long-course-meters format, while most college meets are held in a short-course-yards format.

In that meet, junior Angela Haven won both the 100 and 200-meter breaststrokes with times of 1 minute, 17.09 seconds and 2:41.64, respectively.

Senior Gloria Benefield, who was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s athlete of the week last week, won the 200 backstroke in 2:23.62.

Cal Poly also won the 200 freestyle relay. Sophomores Kelsey Engel, Jillian Jones, and Andrea Voigt team with senior Amy Morales to post a 1:52.11. The Mustangs also took second and third in the event.

The following day the Mustang women took on and defeated the Tritons of UC San Diego (this dual was also held in long-course-meters).

The Mustangs started the day off by claiming the first and second spots in the 1,500 freestyle, as senior Lacey Buck won with a 17:51.54. She was followed by junior Taylor Spivey.

Haven won both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes again, posting times of 1:16.54 and 2:42.04 respectively.

Cal Poly was dominant in the 100 freestyle, taking the top four spots. Sophomore Rachel Cleak led the charge with a 59.50. The Mustangs also went one-two-three in the 200 butterfly, with freshman Belen Enguidanos picking up the win.

Divers Sami McIntyre and Meaghan O’Meara also went one-two in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

For the men, one of the top performer was sophomore Konrad Antoniuk. The distance swimmer took second in the 1500 freestyle with a 16:35.00, losing to Triton Matt Herman by just five seconds. In the 400 freestyle, Antoniuk was again barely best by Herman. The Mustang swam a 4:10.89 but Herman won with a 4:10.16. Antoniuk also won the 400 individual medley in 4:51.92.

For results from the Cal Poly vs. San Diego State duel meet, click here.

For results from the Cal Poly vs. UC San Diego duel meet, click here.

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