Chris Peterson Named Big West Male Swimmer of the Week

Nov. 19, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara's Chris Peterson, a sophomore, was named Big West Conference Swimmer of the Week this Wednesday after an excellent triple-dual meet last Friday against UC San Diego and Cal State Northridge held at UCSB's Campus Pool.

The El Sobrante, Calif. native held his own last Friday with one individual first place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.52, as well as a second place finish in the 100 freestyle with an exhibition time of 45.96.

Peterson also helped his 200 medley relay finish first, swimming the freestyle anchor with a split of 20.38. In the 400 freestyle relay, Peterson swam the second leg with a split time of 45.38, the relay finished with a fast time of 3:03.88.

Peterson's 50 freestyle time currently ranks in the top-15 in the country.

The Gauchos will be in San Luis Obispo next Saturday, Nov. 21, to swim against Cal Poly. All of the action will start at 11 am.