SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif- The Cal Poly King and Queen of the pool took place Friday at the Anderson Aquatic Center. The annual season opener is a pentathlon as each swimmer competes in five 100 yard events including the butterfly, the backstroke, the breaststroke, the freestyle and individual medley.
Cal Poly freshman swimmer Mickey Mackle was named Cal Poly's King of the Pool. Cal Poly's top finisher had a final combined time of 4:31.47. He finished in 12th place overall. The other top finishers for the Mustangs were sophomore Paolo Stanchi (4:36.85) in 17th place and sophomore Jimmy Deiparine (4:37.75) in 18th place. The overall top finisher was Cal junior Marcin Tarcynski with his time of 4:12.39.
The top finisher for Cal Poly and named Cal Poly's Queen was senior Chrissy Thomas. Her final combined time was 5:07.07. Thomas finished in 15th place overall. She was followed in by teammate and fellow senior, Angie Haven, who tallied a time of 5:07.40. The overall top finished for the women was Cal freshman Rachel Bootsma who posted a time of 4:42.68. Bootsma - who earned gold in the 400-meter medley relay in the London Olympics - won three of the five individual events - the 100 butterfly (54.48), 100 backstroke (54.49) and 100 freestyle (50.74).