SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Cal Poly swimmer Sage Speak raced to a 200-yard breaststroke win during the Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon, providing one of several highlights at Campus Pool.
Speak, a true freshman from Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Wash., touched the wall in 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds, tying junior teammate Gabby Lindblad (from last year) for the event's third-best time in program history. (Angie Haven set the school record at 2:13.77 in 2009.)
Another first-year Mustang, Bonnie Diamond, clocked the squad's first win of the day by claiming the 200 freestyle in 1:53.35. Shortly thereafter, Cal Poly junior Allison de Peralta finished first in the 100 backstroke, at 57.84 seconds.
Also adding victories for the Mustangs were junior Belen Enguidanos (in the 200 fly, at 2:06.00), freshman Caitlin Cox (200 back, 2:06.54) and sophomore Daniella Orlandi (100 fly, 57.81).
The women nearly earned the team win, edged by the Gauchos 150-144.
A fourth Cal Poly newcomer, freshman Nolan Newland, added nine points by taking the men's 500 free in 4:38.29.
At the end of the day, freshmen John Hornacek and Jeff Wynkoop, sophomore Alex Behnam and junior Blake Faris combined to win the 400 free relay with a time of 3:12.23.
UCSB won 168-109 on the men's side.
Complete results from throughout can be viewed HERE.
Cal Poly will next host the Pepperdine women for a dual at Anderson Aquatic Center on Nov. 8, and will also compete at the Trojan Diving Invitational next weekend.
Photo courtesy of Richard Quinton