Competing in the Pac-10 men’s swimming championships for the first time, Cal Poly placed fourth in the 200-meter freestyle relay Thursday for its best finish on the day.
Finishing in 1 minute, 21.99 seconds for the fourth-place finish were David LaFlamme, Aaron McKinnon, Chase Nick and Omar Dwidar.
Peter Kline, who earned a 12th-place finish in the 200 individual medley final, broke his own school record from a year ago of 1:47.82 with a time of 1:46.89.
Freshman Konrad Antoniuk set a season-best in the prelims of the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:27.79. His time was only 14-hundreths of a second shy of beating the school record.
Overall, Cal Poly sits in seventh place with 64 points. Stanford leads with 323 points.
Cal Poly women's tennis team downs UC Santa Barbara
Cal Poly’s women’s tennis team stayed atop the Big West Conference dual standings with a 5-2 win at UC Santa Barbara.
The match didn’t start off so well for the Mustangs (9-3, 3-0 Big West) though, as they dropped the doubles point for the first time in four matches and just the ninth time in the past 35 matches. At No. 1, Amy Markhoff and Alexa Lee led off with an 8-1 win before Cal Poly dropped the other two sets 8-9 (5) and 3-8.
Cal Poly won five of the six singles matches with the only loss coming when Ashley Pane lost to Sofia Novak.
Alex Lee started off the flurry of wins by defeating Natalia Lozano 6-3, 7-6 (10-1) at first singles. Florence Lehane followed with a 6-4, 6-3 win over UC Santa Barbara’s Jill Damion.