LOS ANGELES, Calif. – To conclude an exciting week in East Los Angeles, the UCSB Gaucho men (831) emerged as MPSF Champions. The Gaucho women (623.5) pulled through, holding second place in front of UC Davis (593).
Emily Boggess (16:34.46) took second in the 1650 yard freestyle, while Rachel Forbes (16:57.17) touched fifth. Logan Hotchkiss (15.26.08, NCAA B cut) took second in the event for the men, with Andy Lau (15:41.97) in fourth, Jake Rollo (15:49.71) in sixth, and senior Matt Drum (15:53.81) in seventh.
Tara Middleton (2:01.12) took first place in the consolation final for the 200 yard breaststroke, while Billy Mullis (1:45.01, NCAA B cut) raced to touch fourth in the event for the Gauchos.
Julia Mikota (49.91, NCAA B cut) racked up more points for the Gauchos, touching third in the women's 100 yard freestyle, while Mason Tittle (44.47) finished fourth for the men. Yoessef Tibazi (44:83) won the consolation heat.
Jonathan Panchak (1:59.76) placed second in the men's 200 yard breaststroke, while Joe Kmak (2:00.53) touched fourth. Brittany Straw (2:14.42, NCAA B cut) took more points for the Gauchos, placing third in the event.
Heaven Quintana (1:58.73, NCAA B cut) brought in the first individual event win of the day in the 200 yard butterfly. Chris Nolan (1:47.52, NCAA B cut) followed suit, stealing first place in the event for the men. Eric Vanbrocklin (1:48.20) placed fourth.
For the 400 yard freestyle relay, the Gaucho women's A relay (3:21.82) placed third, while the Gaucho men's A relay (2:56.99) took fourth to end the day.
Complete MPSF Statistics and honors will be released soon.