MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — For the second day in a row, Cal Poly saw school swimming records rewritten at the A3 Performance Invitational. On Saturday night, three Mustangs set new program standards at the massive Southern California-encompassing meet (formerly known as Arena) held at East Los Angeles College Stadium.
In the final of the 100-yard freestyle, sophomore Caleb Davies clocked a time of 44.70 seconds to eclipse the four-year-standing record of former mid-major All-American Peter Kline by 11-hundredths. It also bettered his own previous best of 44.82.
Then just three events later, senior Paolo Stanchi also made history in the 200 breaststroke, coming in at 1:58.41. In doing so, he surpassed the year-old mark held by current teammate Jimmy Deiparine (Friday's record-breaker, as it were) by 1.07 seconds.
Both Davies and Stanchi were the runner-ups in their respective championships.
The 200 fly record actually was broken twice in the same day. In the prelims, freshman Zach Cootes posted the morning's third-fastest swim, 1:49.27, before another first-year Mustang, Justin deDianous, dominated the consolation lanes in the evening, at 1:48.97 (nearly two full seconds ahead of second place).
Stanchi (shown at right) also added a third-place showing in the 200 back, at 1:48.11.
Austin Cunniff, a sophomore, finished second in the 1,650 free, in 15:39.09, which is No. 5 all-time for the Mustangs.
For the women's squad, freshman Sage Speak advanced to the championships in the 200 breast, where she placed eighth at 2:18.97, improving her earlier-season best that already ranked No. 3 historically at Cal Poly.
The men's team finished third among the nine schools competing, with 1,211.5 points, while the women were seventh among 15, scoring a 445. Complete results can be viewed HERE.