Cuesta College

Cuesta College women’s swim team fourth at WSC finals; men are fifth

First-day leaders Ventura and Santa Barbara held their ground on the second day of the 2016 Western State Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at Cuesta College on Friday.

Ventura leads the men’s competition with 401 points, while Santa Barbara leads the women’s with 505.5.

Santa Monica’s Zhen Tao set a WSC Championship record in the men’s 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 38.15 seconds, beating out the next closest competitor by 10 seconds. Cuesta’s Mick Ringgold was fourth in the event. The Cuesta men are fifth overall.

2015 title-winners Santa Barbara was paced by wins by Addison Seale, Haley Crowley and Reese Ellestad in the 400 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke, respectively.

Cuesta ended the second day in fourth place in the women’s competition. Megan Miller was second in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.97 — moving her into the top 10 best times in school history in the event.

Ande Miller broke her own school record in the 400 IM prelims with a time of 4:58.36.