Cal Poly senior Peter Kline will be the only Mustang represented at the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships this year for the second season in a row.
Kline is an automatic qualifier in the 400-meter individual medley, and has been invited to compete in the 200 individual medley and the 200 backstroke as well.
Last year, Kline was the first Mustang to compete in the championships since the program moved to Division 1 in 1994. He broke the school record for the 200 backstroke in the prelims with a time of 1:44.85.
This year, Kline has the 12th-fastest time in the nation in the 400 IM and finished second at the Pac-10 Finals in 3:45.91. He is attempting to become Cal Poly’s first Division 1 All-American.
The championships will be held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis on Thursday and continue through Saturday.
BOYS GOLF Righetti 399, Atascadero 423
Randy Armas and Casey West each carded an 8-over 80 at Rancho Maria, but Atascadero fell to Righetti on the road in a boys golf contest Monday.
Landon Brow, who shot an even 72 for Righetti, was the medalist.
Austin Jensen (86), Josh Vering (87), Evan Lucado (90) and Brandon Vail (91) completed the scoring for the Greyhounds.
Nipomo 219, Santa Maria 291
Steve Canales shot a 2-over 35 on the front nine at Monarch Dunes to medal for Nipomo (3-4, 1-2) in the Titans’ win over Santa Maria in a boys golf dual.
Alex Mueller shot a 39, Jared Dauster shot a 44, Jacob Comacho shot a 47, and Stone Guthrie carded a 52 for the Titans.
Santa Ynez 219, Paso Robles 247, Mission Prep 307
Jedd Hasey shot a 55, Justin Mott shot a 57, and Robbie Shutt carded a 59 for Mission Prep (1-5) through nine holes in a boys golf contest at Hunter Ranch.
The match was cut short due to rain.
Cal Poly men's golf team in second; women's team is in fourth at Folino Invitational
The Cal Poly men’s golf team is in second place through 36 holes at the Folino Invitational at Oak Creek Country Club. The Mustangs shot a 583, three behind Cal State Fullerton.
Mustangs senior Geoff Gonzalez is one of six golfers tied for the lead at a 2-under 142 through two rounds. Bryan Pierce carded a 146, Pace Johnson shot a 147, and Alex Franklin shot a 149 for Cal Poly.
Also at the tournament, the Cal Poly women’s golf team is in fourth place after eighteen holes of play. The Mustangs carded a 26-over 326 through eighteen holes, eleven strokes behind leader Portland State.
Freshmen Asia Adell is tied for fifth after shooting a 2-over 74, four strokes off the lead. Taylor Yoshitake, shot a 76, Morgan Thomas shot a 79, Caitlin Farley shot an 85 and Sorelle Sedej shot a 92.