Led by Kylie France, Cal Poly swimmers claimed seven event wins Saturday at the Finis Collegiate Invitational at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.
France won the 500-yard freestyle (in 4 minutes, 56.67 seconds) and the 200 individual medley (2:04.46), and the Mustangs swept the top three positions of both events.
Also on the women’s side, Cal Poly won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:34.60, which tied the school record set last year, and the 400 medley in 3:50.75.
For the men, Peter Kline won the 500 freestyle (4:28.91) to lead Cal Poly in a sweep of the top eight positions of the race.
The Mustangs also won the 200 freestyle relay (1:23.50) and the 400 medley relay (3:23.51).
Cuesta men win in tournament
Against tournament host Foothill, the Cuesta College men’s basketball team iced the game down the stretch at the free-throw line for a 71-63 victory to advance to the finals of the Quinn Henry Memorial Tournament.
The Cougars (6-4) started the game on a 10-0 run before Foothill answered back with its own 15-2 streak. The game was tied at halftime and bounced back and forth until Cuesta sealed it by making 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch.
“It was a game of runs, and we just had the last one,” Cuesta head coach Rusty Blair said.
Casey Rogers had 21 points for the Cougars, and Malte Kramer added 20.
Cuesta advances to the final of the eight-team tournament and will play De Anza today at 4:30 p.m.
Cuesta women lose in tournament
Cuesta College’s women’s basketball team fell a layup short from completing a 10-point comeback in two minutes to win the third-place game against San Diego Mesa at the Allan Hancock Tournament, instead losing 60-59.
Down by 10 points with 2:09 to go, the Cougars (2-8) ran an effective press that held San Diego Mesa scoreless down the stretch.
Cuesta got a stop with 11 seconds to go and was able to find leading scorer Kati Sheldon in one-on-one post position, but her shot at the basket fell short and an ensuing putback attempt at the buzzer failed.
Rachael Warner led the Cougars with 16 points.