UCSB Swim Proves They're Ready to Race in First Day of Competition

Photo by Jeilo Guana
Photo by Jeilo Guana

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara showed that they are here to race in the first day of MPSF Championships. The oustanding swim of the day came from the boys' 800 freestyle relay race where they snatched an impressive first place and broke a UCSB school record. 

The 800 free men's A relay squad consisted of Kian Brouwer, Joesph Lastelic, Justin Nguyen, and Logan Hotckiss. Their final time was a 6:21:23, a whooping 6 seconds ahead of the competition. This breaks the UCSB school record from last year's season. 

The Gaucho men finished in third place behind Hawaii and Pacific with a final time of 1:26.73. This A relay had teammates Jolen Griffin, Alec Cullen, Mason Tittle, and Justin Nguyen

On the women's side, they took home two second place finishes at the conclusion of day one. 

In the 800 freestyle relay, the squad of Elena England, Sydney Rouse, Haley Herzberg, and Emily Ward secured second place with a time of 7:17.07.

Then in the 200 medley relay, the Gaucho women touched with a time of 1:39.11, only one second behind first place. This A relay squad had teammates Tara Middleton, Heaven Quintana, Jacquelyn Harris, and Rachel Kulik. 

The women's team is in second place overall behind Hawaii at the conclusion of day one of the competition while the men's team is tied for first place overall with Hawaii.

UCSB is looking forward to tomorrow morning as the indivvidual events start up and a brand new day of competition begins.