Cal Poly men’s swimmers broke four school records at the Pac-10 Conference championships Friday at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.
Senior Peter Kline posted the fastest prelim time in the 400-meter individual medley at 3 minutes, 45.95 seconds, which eclipsed his school record time set in 2010 of 3:46.79. He went on to place second in the final, re-breaking the record he had set earlier that day with a time of 3:45.91.
Lowering his own school record in the 100 butterfly of 49.03, David LaFlamme posted a time of 48.87 seconds in the preliminaries but opted not to swim in the finals so could concentrate in the 100 backstroke. In the 100 backstroke, he broke Kline’s school record by exactly one second with a time of 48.31 to place 15th.
Chase Nick twice broke his own record of 1:38.11 in the 200 freestyle, first in the prelims and then with a time of 1:37.48 in the finals to finish 14th.
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Multiple Cal Poly swimmers posted season bests in the 400 IM and the 200 freestyle as well.
Cal Poly is sixth in the team standings with 114 points. Stanford leads the team race with 599 points to 500 for second-place Cal.
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The Mustangs (2-14) had seven hits but had just the one run in the bottom of the sixth inning when freshman Cami Brown scored on a wild pitch.
Cal Poly hurt itself defensively with three errors.
Stephanie Correia and Ashley Romano each provided two hits for the Mustangs, who face BYU and UCLA at the tournament, hosted by San Diego State, today.