SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Among the nation's finest talent at last week's AT&T Winter National Championships, Cal Poly sophomore Sage Speak and freshman Archie Mitchell delivered Top 35 marks during the preliminary rounds, earning each swimmer the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Athlete of the Week award.
For Speak, it's her second MPSF Athlete of the Week distinction this season (who earned praise during the week of Nov. 4), while this is Mitchell's first-ever nomination and recognition. To view this week's entire MPSF release, click HERE.
Speak qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials in a pair of events, racing to a time of 1:11.48 in the 100-meter breaststroke last Friday and 2:33.51 in the 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday.
Speak won both of her heats in the prelims, while her 100-meter breast mark was good for 35th-place overall and her 200-meter breast time earned a 16th-overall finish. During Saturday's championship finale, Speak delivered an eight-place finish in the 'B' Final with a time of 2:34.39.
Mitchell garnered a 12th-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke with a mark of 2:03.89 during Saturday's preliminary round. The Cal Poly freshman earned a fourth-place 'B' Final finish after his 200-meter championship backstroke of 2:03.78 (11 tenths-of-a-second faster than his championship-final qualifying mark earlier in the day).
The Cal Poly women's swimming team returns to action at 10 a.m. PT Friday, Dec. 18 when battling San Diego State at Anderson Aquatics Center. For a complete list of sesaon results and upcoming evnets, click HERE.