Pixel Tracker

Wednesday, December 19 , 2018, 5:54 am | Fair 43º

 
 
 
 
Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, The Lab, and American Riviera Bank
Santa Barbara Athletic Round TableThe LabAmerican Riviera Bank
Swimming

Gaucho Swimmers Sweep Pacific; Women edged by UC Davis

The UC Santa Barbara men's and women's swimming teams dominated old rival Pacific on Saturday, with the women scoring a 157-96 victory and the men posting a 166-96 win.

The Gaucho women fought a tough battle in Davis but fell just short, with the final score 154-140.

"Both genders took control of the Pacific meet early on and didn't back off," said Coach Matt Macedo. "We had some dominating performances and that kind of depth is what we used against Davis. The team is tired and is looking forward to some rest as we approach our final dual match next weekend and our conference championships next month."

The Gaucho women started the domination against Pacific with a one-two finish in the 200 medley relay. Matt Drum (9:41.92) and Logan Hotchkiss (9:43.87) got momentum rolling for the men, taking first and second in the 1000 freestyle.

The women took control of the 200 freestyle, sweeping the first four spots in the event. Meghan Bicomong (1:53.76) led the pack, followed by Hope Curran (1:54.34) in second, Hollace Barden (1:54.86) in third, and Leanne Sun (1:56.23) in fourth.

The men followed suit, taking the top four spots in the 200 free.. Dylan Kubick (1:41.02) touched first, followed by Eric Vanbrocklin (1:41.03), Eddie Sanchez (1:41.98), and Clayton Young (1:42.39).

Cheyenne Low (55.94) claimed the top spot in the women's 100 backstroke, followed by Julia Mikota (57.24) in second and Elizabeth Pulido (58.24) in third.

Billy Mullis (50.32) took home his first individual win of the day in the men's 100 backstroke.

Katie Records (1:04.39) led a Gaucho one-two-three finish in the women's 100 breaststroke, followed by Charis Hoppe (1:04.86) and Alyssa Shew (1:06.05).

Madison Tedesco (2:08.45) led off for the women in the 200 butterfly, with Nicole Gautreau (2:12.58) in second.

The UCSB men delivered another round of top-four finishes in the men's 200 butterfly, with Chris Nolan (1:51.73) sealing first, Michael Wang (1:53.88) second, Kevin Mendoza (1:54.61) third, and Andy Lau (1:55.06) fourth.

Mikota (23.85) and Mason Tittle (21.03) each found the wall first for the 50 freestyle heats. Lauren Vosseler followed her second place 50 freestyle finish with a victory in the 100 freestyle, coming in at 51.54.

Mikota (2:04.38) recorded her second individual win of the day in the 200 backstroke. Alyssa Shew continued the momentum with a win in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.49), followed by Simon Wong's (2:05.30) first place win in the men's heat.

Records (5:01.56) recorded a personal-best time and second win of the day in the 500 freestyle. The men's heat featured the third top four placement finish of the day. Leading the pack was Vanbrocklin (4:34.90), followed by Drum (4:43.06),  Hotchkiss (4:46.68), and Nolan (4:46.75).

Kevin Mendoza (50.26) found the wall first in the men's 100 butterfly, followed by Wang (50.39) in second.

Alyssa Shew (2:06.91) and Dylan Kubick (1:51.64) ended the individual events with wins in the 200 IM.

The Gaucho team finished strong with a win in the women's 400 freestyle relay (3:30.88) and a second place finish in the men's (3:03.97).

The Gaucho women fought long and hard but ultimately came up 14 points short against the Aggies.

UCSB got off to a good start with a win in the 200 medley relay (1:42.83).  Records (1:53.43) kept the momentum going with a first place finish in the 200 freestyle, winning the event in just one one-hundredth of a second.

Low (56.12) followed with a win in the 100 backstroke, edging out Davis' swimmer by less than a tenth of a second.

The tight finishes continued as Hoppe (1:04.49) edged out her opponent in the 100 breaststroke by one one-hundredth of a second.

The Gaucho sprinters, Vosseler (23.70) and Mikota (23.90), took home one-two for the UCSB women in the 50 freestyle. Vosseler (51.24) sealed another win in the 100 freestyle.

Records (2:18.58) brought home another win for the Gauchos in the 200 breaststroke. Shew (2:19.64) followed in second.

The Gaucho women ended the day with a first-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (3:25.22).

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >