In the first event of the meet, the Gaucho women "A" relay (1:32.67) touched third in the 200 freestyle relay, edging out SDSU's "A" relay. Senior Julia Mikota (22.60) tied for the second fastest split in the event.
The Gaucho men's "A" relay (1:19.71) followed up strong by finishing first in the 200 freestyle relay, earning the first win of the meet for UCSB. Riley Ferguson (19.71) secured the win with the fastest split of the event.
Rachel Forbes (4:55.40) placed second in the consolation final for the women's 500 yard freestyle.
The Gaucho men went one-two-three in the 500 freestyle, sweeping the event. Logan Hotchiss (4:19.84) touched first, followed by Joseph Lastelic (4:23.68) in second, and Eric Vanbrocklin (4:24.32) in third.
Alyssa Shew (2:03.23) out-touched Hannah Calton of Loyola Marymount, placing fifth in the 200 yard IM.
In the men's 200 yard IM, the Gaucho men swept fourth through eleventh places, led by Dylan Kubic (1:49.29) in fourth, Michael Wang (1:49.48) in fifth, Douglas Nogueira (1:50.63) in sixth, and Jonathan Panchak (1:54.30) in seventh. Senior Andy Castilleja (1:49.71) won the consolation heat.
Senior Julia Mikota (23.41) grabbed fifth place in the 50 yard freestyle. Senior Cheyenne Low (23.36) earned second in the consolation heat.
The Gaucho men went another one-two-three in the 50 yard freestyle, dominating another individual event. Mason Tittle (19.91) led the men with first place, followed closely by Yoessef Tibazi (20.42) in second, and Riley Ferguson (20.67) touching third. Mikey Forbes (20.82) snagged seventh place in the event.
The Gaucho women and men finished strong with the 400 yard medley relay, women's "A" relay (3:40.86) touching second, and men's "A" relay (3:12.99) earning another first place.
The UCSB women's team has 236 points after day one, just behind SDSU with 286 points.
The UCSB men's team is holding first place with 580 points, ahead of UC San Diego with a 255 point lead.