Gaucho Men and Women Sweep in Duel Meet with UCSD

Gaucho Men and Women Sweep in Duel Meet with UCSD

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In an exciting meet featuring one of UCSB's rivals, UC San Diego, the Gauchos took a commanding lead from the start, winning the meet with an overall score of 301-204, with the men scoring 151-103 and the women scoring 156-101.

UCSB's "A" relay consisting of Julia Mikota, Carissa Metcalf, Jaime Dang, and Lauren Vosseler took the first Gaucho win of the day, placing first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:45.72.

The UCSB men would go on to win the 200 medley relay as well, with the Gauchos' "A" relay consisting of Mickey Mowry, Andy Castilleja, Yoessef Tibazi, and Wade Allen finishing with a time of 1:32.64.

Andrew Barmann (9:34.35) and Armen Darbinyan (9:36.93) took one-two in a tight race in the 1000 freestyle.

The women put up an impressive first through fourth finish in the 200 freestyle. Heren Alanis (1:53.70) took first, followed by Micaela Velasquez (1:54.61), Hollace Barden (1:54.84), and Hope Curran (1:55.06).

Freshman Billy Mullis (1:41.45) would go on to win the men's 200 freestyle, with Clayton Young (1:41.61) following closely behind.

UCSB's Julia Mikota (57.51) edged out UCSD's Julia Toronczak (57.81) for a win in the 100 backstroke.

In the men's 100 backstroke Dylan Kubick (50.95) would lead a first through third finish for the Gauchos, with Josh Smith (51.74) and Albert Miao (52.13) finishing second and third, respectively. 

Carissa Metcalf (1:04.80) barely out-touched fellow Gaucho Katie Records (1:40.88) for a win in the 100 breaststroke.

Andy Castilleja (57.55) would go on to also out-touch Triton AJ Zavala (57.85) to take first in the men's 100 breaststroke. Putnam Browne (57.93) followed closely behind and touched third in the event. 

The Gaucho women would go on to take first through third in the 200 butterfly, led by Heren Alanis (2:05.98). Madision Tedesco (2:09.46) and Jaime Dang (2:10.40) would take second and third, respectively.

The men followed suit, taking first through fourth in the 200 butterfly. Mickey Mowry (1:48.09) led the pack, followed by Chris Nolan (1:50.09), Andy Lau (1:53.82), and Kevin Mendoza (1:56.11). 

Breaking 24 seconds for the fourth week in a row, Lauren Vosseler (23.88) took first in the 50 freestyle, with Julia Mikota (24.27) taking third.

Fellow Gaucho seniors Wade Allen (20.99) and Chase Lemley (21.30) took first and second, respectively, in the 50 freestyle.

After a short break the Gaucho women would continue to take first through fourth in the 100 freestyle. Lauren Vosseler (52.18) led the heat, followed by Kimmie Kreuzberger (53.22), Hollace Barden (53.28), and Hope Curran (53.29). 

Wade Allen (45.87), Chase Lemley (46.74), and Chris Dotson (46.99) would take first through third in the men's 100 freestyle.

Billy Mullis (1:51.42) took first in the men's 200 backstroke, with a strong finish to edge out UCSD's Michael Cohn (1:51.72). 

The women would take first through third yet again on the 200 breaststroke. Jiana Vargem won the event with a time of 2:20.15, followed by Katie Records (2:20.29) and Alyssa Shew (2:22.05).

Andy Castilleja (2:04.74) beat out strong UCSD breaststrokers with a first place finish in the men's 200 breaststroke.

Heren Alanis won her third event of the day in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.24.

Reid Whaley (4:30.90) and Alyssa Shew (4:32.27) both came back strong for a one-two finish in the 400 IM. 

Dylan Kubick (4:00.40), Gabe Bolender (4:07.34), and Andy Lau (4:07.38) would go on to finish first through third in the men's 400 IM. 

To finish off the meet, the women's "A" relay and the men's "A" and "B" relays were triumphant over UCSD in the 200 free relay.

Come out to Campus Pool next Friday, Nov. 14 at 1:00 PM to watch UCSB duel Wyoming.