The UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s swim teams both defeated Cal Poly by a score of 154-140 on Saturday afternoon at Anderson Aquatic Center. The wins make the men’s dual meet record 2-0, and the women’s 1-1.
Several Gauchos who have been on hot streaks continued their dominance, including two-time reigning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Athlete of the Week, Doug Nogueira, as well as Emily Boggess, Zoe Cosgrove, and Emily Ward. Additionally, several other Gauchos had impressive performances, such as Jake Rollo and Maelynn Lawrence.
Both the men and women swam well in the relays, as the women won first and third in the 200 Medley Relay (1:44.97 and 1:46.83) and in the 400 Free Relay (3:27.62 and 3:30.33). The men won first and second place in the 200 Medley Relay (1:30.96 and 1:31.78), and first and third in the 400 Free Relay (3:01.91 and 3:06.96).
The senior Nogueira had three individual first-place wins for the Gauchos, including the 100 Back (50.02), 200 Back (1:51.25) and the 400 IM (4:00.30). Other men who finished in first place included Jake Rollo, who won the 1000 Free with a time of 9:35.47, and Daniel Marella in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:04.46.
The Gauchos depth was displayed by Dominic Falcon, Kian Brower, Justin Nguyen, Marcello Quarante, Jolen Griffin, and Theo Andrews, who each picked up second-place individual wins. Oscar Jameson, Nick Allison, and Zach Shenkin also contributed third-place finishes.
On the women’s side, Emily Boggess dominated individual freestyle races, winning three events including the 1000 Free (10:08.41), 200 Free (1:51.63), and 500 Free (5:00.07). Freshman Zoe Cosgrove also stood out, winning two individual races, the 100 Back (55.57) and the 200 Back (2:01.44). Jacquelyn Harris also earned a first-place win, finishing the 100 Fly in 57.13. Additionally, Emily Ward finished first in the 100 Free with a time of 52.78.
Rounding out the strong showing for the women were Elena England, Maya Lee, Lucy Fellner, and Bryn McGowan who each picked up second-place wins, as well as Britney Straw and Dora Seggelke who added third place finishes.
The Gauchos have two weeks of rest before returning to action in a home meet against UC San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Campus Pool.