Ward Leads Gauchos Past No. 21 UCLA

Oct. 24, 2017

MPSF Swim & Dive Release 4

UCSB women swam past No. 21 UCLA at home this past Saturday (Oct. 21), 137.5-123.5, backed by Emily Ward’s four wins. The outcome marked UCSB’s first-ever win over UCLA. Ward posted first-place individual swims in the 50 free (24.20), 100 free (51.82), and 200 free (1:52.35), and swam a 24.04 split for the winning 200 free relay (1:36.20) to end the meet. All four of those times lead the MPSF this season. Heaven Quintana added two victories, going 54.40 in the 100 fly and 1:03.60 in the 100 breast, while adding a second-place 200 IM (2:05.68). UCSB men and women visit Cal Poly Saturday (Oct. 28), before Hawaii visits the next day (Oct. 29). The Gaucho men are receiving votes in the TYR/CSCAA Top-25 poll.

UC DAVIS Eva Chung was a triple-event winner, but the Aggies dropped a home dual to San Diego State last Saturday (Oct. 21), 155.5-136.5. Chung won her first event with a time of 2:06.74 in the 200 fly, then, three events later, touched with a winning time of 2:21.75 in the 200 breast. She completed her third win in the 200 IM (2:07.53). UC Davis has a pair of double-duals in Los Angeles this weekend, at UCLA Saturday (with Washington State) and LMU Sunday (with San Diego).

CAL POLY divers competed in the Cal Baptist Lancer Diving Invitational Saturday (Oct. 21). Mackenzei Kamei placed second on the one-meter (222.25) and won the three-meter (241.00). Carter Jewel took third on the men’s three-meter (239.90), while Noah McKinley was third on the one-meter (231.05).