Cal Poly senior Peter Kline broke the school record in the 200 backstroke by more than a second but failed to make the championship or consolation final Saturday at the NCAA Swim Championships in Minneapolis.
His time of 1 minute, 43.55 seconds, while handily breaking the old record of 1:44.85, was only good enough to get him 21st in the 38-swimmer field. He needed a top-16 finish to get into the consolation round, which he missed by 0.48 seconds.
TRACK AND FIELDCal Poly at Stanford Invite
Turquoise Williams claimed victory in the collegiate division triple jump with a career-best 40 feet for Cal Poly during the second and final day of competition in Stanford.
John Prader also earned a career-best in the pole vault that was good enough for third, clearing 16-0 3⁄4. Kyle Inks placed fourth even though he cleared the same height as he had one more miss on a lower height.
The men’s 1,600-meter relay team finished in 3:15.60, a season best.
Jasmine Pickett, competing in the invitational division triple jump, placed fifth at 39-7.
MEN’S TENNISHawaii 5, Cal Poly 1
Marco Comuzzo defeated the Warriors’ Dmytro Kovalyov 6-2, 7-6 for Cal Poly’s (10-3) only win of the day at Hawaii.
“We knew Hawaii was good and had played a really tough schedule against ranked teams. We needed to be pushed and they did it,” Cal Poly coach Justin McGrath said in a news release.
Andre Dome was handed only his second loss of the season by Denis Lajola, who came back 7-6, 6-4 after losing the first set 4-6.
BASEBALLCuesta 13, Ventura 1
Throwing a complete-game three-hitter, Phillip Gerber helped Cuesta (14-7, 6-1 Western State Conference-North) win at Ventura.
Gerber only gave up one walk while striking out six in earning the win.
The Cougars logged 13 hits, 10 of which came from three players: Michael Camporeale, Alex Detz and Chris Lindmark.
Camporeale was 4 for 6 with a home run, and Detz was 3 for 4 with a triple. Lindmark collected two doubles while going 3 for 6.
Cal Poly vs. Minnesota
The game was cancelled because of rain. It will not be made up. The series finale is scheduled for today at 10 a.m.