Cal Poly Finishes Fourth at MPSF Championships

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming and Diving Championships concluded this past Saturday, and the Cal Poly Mustangs women’s team finished fourth.

Senior distance swimmer Lacey Buck took the 1,650-yard freestyle title, swimming the event in 16 minutes, 39.53 seconds. Buck won the swim by more than 10 seconds. Sophomore Taylor Riley and junior Taylor Spivey also swam the longest event in the meet, and placed twentieth and twenty-fifth, respectively.

The Mustangs had three finalists in the 200 backstroke. Sophomore Amanda Maffris placed fifth with a 2:00.95. She was closely followed by senior Gloria Benefield and junior Katrina Anderson, who recorded times of 2:01.03 and 2:01.87, respectively.

Sophomore Jill Jones was the lone finalist for the Mustangs in the 100 freestyle. She finished seventh with a time of 51.29. Sophomores Andrea Voigt and Rachel Cleak swam in the consolation finals and placed tenth and eleventh.

In the 200 breaststroke, junior Angela Haven took third with a 2:14.03, a time that earned her a NCAA B-Cut. Senior Kylie France also swam the event and came in tenth.

Another third place finish for Cal Poly came from freshman Belen Enguidanos in the 200 butterfly. Maffris also swam in the finals, and got eighth. Buck competed in the consolation finals of the event and took thirteenth place.

The Mustangs finished off the meet with a fourth place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. Cleak, Jones, and Voigt joined senior Amy Morales to record a time of 3:25.59.

The Mustangs finished fourth in the team standings with 539.5 points. Brigham Young University won the conference title with 732 points. UC Santa Barbara finished second with 699 points, and UC Davis squeaked by Cal Poly to take third with 546 points.

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