SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly women's swimming and diving team won 10 of 16 events Saturday afternoon at Anderson Aquatic Center on the way to a 152-135 Blue-Green Rivalry (and Senior Day) win over UC Santa Barbara.
Mustang freshman Bonnie Diamond, who two weeks ago entered the program's all-time top five among 1,000-yard freestylers, lowered her time against the Gauchos while touching the wall first, in 10 minutes, 23.63 seconds.
Diamond's swim at the regular-season finale moved to No. 3 in school history, behind only the 9:53.59 by former six-time conference champion Lacey Buck (in 2011) and the 10:19.43 by All-American distance specialist Tania Ziegert (1990). Diamond also claimed the 500 free, at 5:06.24, combining to contribute 18 points between the two races alone.
Other Cal Poly wins came in the:
- 100 back, from junior Allison de Peralta (in 57.36 seconds)
- 200 free, junior Alisha Bender (1:53.46)
- 200 fly, junior Belen Enguidanos (2:05.60)
- 1-meter (a season-best 244.65 points, third-best at Cal Poly since 2000-01) and 3-meter dive (by default), each to freshman Lauren Pierce
- 200 back, sophomore Jessi Modlich (2:06.81)
- 200 breast, freshman Sage Speak (2:19.88)
- 100 fly, junior Taylor Guy (shown in a file photo at right; 57.49)
On the men's side (where UCSB picked up a 169-110 team victory), Cal Poly junior Mickey Mackle won the 200 individual medley in 1:53.03.
Freshman teammate Brady Shutt added wins in both the men's diving competitions, including with a score of 228.30 off the 1-meter board.
At the end of the meet, the men's squad took the 400 free relay, as sophomores Caleb Davies, Jack Jenner and Alex Behnam, anchored by junior Blake Faris, clocked a time of 3:08.39. Full results can be viewed HERE.
Cal Poly will now train for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, which will be held at East Los Angeles College Stadium in Monterey Park from Feb. 18-21.