Freshman Angie Haven won Cal Poly’s third individual swimming title at the Big West Conference championships on Thursday in Long Beach.
Haven claimed the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 0.71 seconds. Breaking the school record and surpassing the NCAA B qualifying standard.
Four other Mustangs beat the NCAA B standard and six school records were broken.
Peter Kline finished second in the men’s 200 IM with a school-record time of 1:47.86.
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“The nice thing is we’re in the top three in just about every event,” Cal Poly head coach Tom Milich said. “We’re moving in the right direction.”
Milich said the most exciting race was the Men’s 400 relay. Cal Poly broke the previous school record by six seconds, finishing second in a time of 3:15.45.
Cal Poly is third in the men’s team standings with 252 points, trailing UC Davis (378 points) and UC Santa Barbara (313).
The women’s team is also in third, trailing UC Santa Barbara by 116 points.
“This is a good conference,” Milich said. “UC Santa Barbara is loaded with depth.”
Still, Milich said the team continues to grow stronger as the competition nears a conclusion.
“We’re sitting in third place right now with two days to go,” Milich said. “It’s a far cry from being last three years ago.”
The Cal Poly wrestling team remained in the top 20 in five national polls this week.
The Mustangs, who routed Pac-10 foe UC Davis 34-7 this past week to conclude their regular season, were ranked No. 14 by WrestlingReport.com (no change), No. 15 by WIN Magazine (no change), No. 16 by both InterMat and D1CollegeWrestling.net (no change in either) and No. 20 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (down one spot).
Cal Poly (8-4, 5-2 Pac-10) will wrestle at the conference championships from Feb. 26-27 at UC Davis.