The End of an Era: Coach Gregg Wilson Ends 40-Year Career with Impressive Win Over Cal Poly

The End of an Era: Coach Gregg Wilson Ends 40-Year Career with Impressive Win Over Cal Poly

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For the final time in 40 years Coach Gregg Wilson coached his men's and women's teams to a victory over Cal Poly during Senior Day and the final home duel meet of the 2015-16 season. The Gaucho women beat the Mustangs, 163-117, and the men demolished, 164-97.

Seniors Lauren Vosseler and Katie Records each recorded two individual wins in their final swims at Campus Pool today.  

The women's "A" and "B" relays dominated the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays today against Cal Poly, taking one-two in both events. The men's "A" relay took first in both the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle relay.

Eric Vanbrocklin (1:39.75) had the first Gaucho individual win of the day in the men's 200 freestyle. Dylan Kubick (1:41.60) and Clayton Young (1:41.98) trailed in second and third.

Cheyenne Low (55.73) and Elizabeth Pulido (58.16) went one-two in the women's 100 backstroke, and shortly after Billy Mullis (49.77), Albert Miao (51.37), and Josh Smith (52.53) swept the men's heat.

Katie Records (1:04.08) claimed her first individual win of the day in the women's 100 breaststroke. Senior captain Charis Hoppe (1:04.33) followed in second.

Simon Wong (57.70) out-touched Cal Poly's Brian Whittington (57.79) for a win in the men's 100 breaststroke. Later, he out-touched Whittington again for a win in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.63).

The UCSB sprinters dominated the sprint events, with graduating senior Lauren Vosseler leading the pack in the 50 (23.51) and the 100 (51.33). Kevin Moore (21.21) touched first for the men's 50, and Eddie Sanchez (45.87) touched first for the 100.

Cheyenne Low (2:03.55) and Elizabeth Pulido (2:07.08) reigned over the rest of the heat again in the 200 backstroke. Billy Mullis (1:48.68) and Dylan Kubick (1:51.29) took one-two in the men's heat.

The men's 100 butterfly featured another one-two-three finish, this time from Kevin Mendoza (49.65), Mason Tittle (50.38), and Michael Wang (50.47).

In her final race as a Gaucho, Katie Records (2:06.01) took home a win in the 200 IM, followed by Alyssa Shew (2:07.28) in second. Dylan Kubick (1:53.00) won the event for the men shortly after.

At today's meet, Gregg Wilson was honored for his dedication and service for the last 40 years to the UCSB Swimming team. To read more about his accomplishments, read here. Catch the Gauchos in their next meet in three weeks at MPSF Conference Championships in Los Angeles.