SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The men and women's swimming teams of UC Santa Barbara scored a big victory over the men and women of UC San Diego in today's duel meet. The men beat UCSD 142.5-111.5, while the women beat the Tritons 139-115.
Kelsey Leonard, Lauren Vosseler, and Billy Mullis each won both of their individual events, as well as the relays they participated on.
The Gaucho women opened up the day with the one-two win in the 200 medley relay. The UCSB "A" relay won handedly, but the "B" relay narrowly edged out the UCSD "A" relay to secure additional points for the Gauchos.
The men followed with a victory in the 200 medley relay as well, edging out the Triton "A" by just .13 seconds. Billy Mullis (24.20 backstroke) and Kevin Mendoza (22.44 butterfly) hosted the fastest splits of the day.
Bobby Guerra and Eric Vanbrocklin would stick together in the top two for the men's distance events, with Guerra taking the win in the 1000 freestyle (9:28.84) and VanBrocklin taking the win in the 500 freestyle (4:33.67).
The Gaucho women dominated the 200 freestyle, scoring in the top four places of the event. Kelsey Leonard (1:51.91) led off, followed by Cheyenne Low (1:53.43) in second, Hollace Barden (1:54.25) in third, and Hope Curran (1:56.21) in fourth.
Billy Mullis secured wins in the 200 freestyle (1:40.20) and the 200 backstroke (1:50.03), the latter of which he won by over three seconds.
Julia Mikota took first in the women's 100 backstroke (56.81), Albert Miao (50.99) in the men's.
Katie Records (1:03.85) swept the women's 100 breaststroke heat with a three second marginal win over the rest of the heat.
Lauren Vosseler dominated the sprint events, winning both the 50 freestyle (23.06) and the 100 freestyle (50.81).
Maelyn Adornetto (2:22.25) capitalized on lane eight positioning and took the win over an unsuspecting heat in the 200 breaststroke.
Kelsey Leonard (4:59.15) took home her third win of the day in the women's 500 freestyle, edging out UCSD's Stephanie Sin by a second and a half.
Kevin Mendoza (49.72) touched first in the men's 100 butterfly, followed by Mason Tittle (50.82) in second and Eddie Sanchez (51.01) in third.
Alyssa Shew (4:27.89), Reid Whaley (4:32.30), and Kathleen Benjamin (4:33.73) wrapped up the women's individual events with a one-two-three finish in the 400 IM.
The Gauchos wrapped up the meet with two victories in the men and women's 200 freestyle relays.
Catch the Gauchos back in the pool for A3 Invitational in San Diego, starting on Thursday, Nov. 19.