Olympic medalist gold and silver medalist Kathleen Baker became the Queen of the Pool this weekend in her first meet back after Rio. The meet pitted swimmers from Cal and Cal Poly in each of the 100 yard events (fly, back, breast, free, IM) in a competition for the combined fastest time.
Baker, a sophomore, finished in a total 4:43.28. Cal senior and three-time defending champion Celina Li finished second in 4:44.91 followed by sophomore Amy Bilquist in 4:45.24. Double Olympic medalist freshman Abbey Weitzeil was fourth with 4:45.46 and sophomore Katie McLaughlin was fifth with 4:52.10.
See the full results here.
Individually, Baker won the 100 fly in 54.11 and the 100 IM in 55.79. Weitzeil won the 100 free with 49.81 and the 100 breast in 1:04.56. Bilquist was the 100 back champion in 53.25.
The top finisher from Cal Poly was freshman Amelia Feick in fourteenth with 5:04.75. Her highest individual finish was 5th in the 100 breast with 1:06.42.
The Cal Golden Bears will jump back into action October 7th at Oregon State, later hosting Washington State on October 21st. The Cal Poly women have an alumni meet on October 8th and an intrasquad the 15th. They will travel to UC Santa Barbara on October 29th.