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Cal Poly sweeps UC Santa Cruz in swimming and diving

The Cal Poly men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams beat UC Santa Cruz on Saturday afternoon after winning 30 events at the Anderson Aquatics Center.

The men won 159-104, while the women posted a 172-90 score over the Banana Slugs.

Lauren Pierce set a program record on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 310.80, beating the record of 288.70, which was set by Sami McIntyre in 2013. Pierce also had a 266.62 in the 1-meter. Both scores qualify Pierce for the NCAA Zone E Regionals in Flagstaff, Ariz., beginning March 7.

Caleb Davies, Dominic Dalpaiz and Brian Whittington each had a pair of victories for the men’s side, and Belen Enguidanos, Alisha Bender and Taylor Guy recorded two wins apiece for the women in individual events.

Davies won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.16 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 51.22, Dalpaiz captured a 100 backstroke win (52.64) and won the 100 freestyle in 46.03. Whittington delivered wins in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breast (2:07.68).

Enguidanos had wins in the 200 butterfly (2:06.51) and the 500 freestyle (5:15.99), and Guy notched a pair of wins in the 50 freestyle (24.92) and the 100 fly (57.70). Bender won the 100 freestyle (52.36) and the 100 backstroke (58.97).

Sage Speak and Alisha Bender teamed up with Guy and Enguidanos to win the 200 medley in 1:50.19 and Davis and Dalpiaz teamed up with Blake Faris and Max Emerick to secure a win in the 200 medley on the men’s side in 1:36.66.

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