San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara Winning Big After Day One of the A3 Performance Invitational

The San Diego State women and UC Santa Barbara men are winning big through day one of the A3 performance invite, even without the advantage of relay victory points.

USC sent relays to the invitational but are not swimming individuals as they get ready for the Texas Invite and USA Swimming Nationals. The Trojans won both the 200 freestyle relays and 400 medley relays, and both the men’s and women’s teams have 128 points each thanks to the relay victories.

Full results are available here.

Team scores through day one:

Women:

  1. San Diego State University: 370
  2. UC Santa Barbara: 261
  3. UCLA: 224
  4. Hawaii: 193
  5. San Jose State: 191
  6. Fresno State: 151
  7. UC San Diego: 144
  8. Cal Poly: 131
  9. USC: 128
  10. Cal State Bakersfield: 117
  11. University of San Diego: 114
  12. California Baptist University: 112
  13. Loyola Marymount: 106

Men:

  1. UC Santa Barbara: 498
  2. UC San Diego: 356.5
  3. Cal Poly: 298.5
  4. Cal State Bakersfield: 214
  5. California Baptist University: 144
  6. University of Hawaii
  7. USC: 128
  8. PostGrad- CSUB: 22

Women’s 200 Free Relay: 

The San Diego State A relay gave the Trojans a run for their money, with the Trojans winning by just .11 seconds.

Kasia Wilk, Evan Swenson, Kendyl Stewart, and Jasmine Tosky finished in 1:29.90 for the Trojans. Stewart had the fastest split for the Trojans with a 22.20. This broke the old pool record of 1:30.39, set by Hawaii in 2013.

San Diego State was also under the pool record, coming in at 1:30.01. Anika Apostalon, Chelsea Bailey, Whitney Weisz, and Taylor Johnson were the close runner ups. Anika Apostalon and Chelsea Bailey were out in front by over half a second, but the Trojans back half was too much for the Aztecs to hold off.

Men’s 200 free relay:

USC’s relay of underclassmen won the relay easily, coming in at 1:20.12. Dylan Carter, a sophomore, Michael Domagala, a sophomore, Ralf Tribuntsov, a freshman, and David Morgan, a sophomore, won the relay with two splits under 20. Carter led off with a 19.74, while Tribuntsov was 19.78.

UC Santa Barbara was a second in 1:20.82. Wade Allen, Mikey Forbes, Lukas Paulauskas, and Chase Lemley did not have the speed over the second half to match the Trojans, as was the case in the women’s relay.

USC was ahead 40.15 to 40.37 going into the third leg, but Paulauskas could not match up Tribubuntsov, and USC opened up the lead to 59.93 to 1:00.84.

Women’s 500 Freestyle Finals:

Riley Spitser of San Jose State Jumped out to the lead early and didn’t look back. She was 53.82 through the first 100 compared to Heren Alanis of UCSB’s 55.62.

Going into the last 100, Spitser was 3:47.49 compared to Alanis’ at 3:50.56.  Spitser finished in 4:46.10, Alanis finished in 4:49.93.

Kira Webster was third for Hawaii in 4:53.23. Hayden waker of UCLA was fourth in 4:54.44. Bonnie Diamond of Cal Poly was 4:56.23 for fifth.

Men’s 500 Freestyle Finals:

Bakersfield’s Mitchell Huxhold dominated in the prelims, going 4:19.23, and albeit a bit slower in finals, he was still just as dominant on his was to the 32 points he won for his team.

Huxhold was 4:19.53, adding .30 seconds from prelims, but still won by almost 8 seconds. Paul Li of UCSD was second in 4:27.29.

Cal Poly Teammates Austin Cunniff and Dustin Bolt where 4:28.28 and 4:29.76 for third and fourth, respectively.

Women’s 200 IM Finals: 

San Diego State got it’s second straight win of the evening with a 2:00.51 performance from Natilee Ruiz. UCSB’s Katie Records, was second in 2:00.91.

San Jose State secured a third place finish from Morgan McCormick, who was 2:02.97.

San Diego State’s Shannon Herman and Savannah Miller were sixth and seventh in 2:04.69 and 2:02.84, helping the Aztecs build on their lead early in the meet.

Men’s 200 IM Finals:

Dylan Kubick was the victor in 1:49.16 for UCSB, but not far behind was Mickey Mackle of Cal Poly, who took second with a 1:49.40. The race was close, with just .01 hundredth of a second separating the men going into the breaststroke.

Kubick out split Mackle on both the breaststroke and freestyle, by about a tenth on each leg, to take the narrow victory.

Joshua Hanson of Cal Baptist was fourth in 1:49.55. Andres Castilleja of UCSB was fourth in 1:50.66.

Another UCSB swimmer, Andy Lau, was disqualified from the A final.

Women’s 50 Freestyle Finals: 

San Diego State placed four swimmers in the A final, another two in the B final, and two in the C final.

Anika Apostalon won the A final in 22.41. Chelsea Bailey was second in 22.72 for the Aztecs, Taylor Johnson was fifth in 23.40, and Whitney Weisz was seventh in 23.58, to finish the scoring for San Diego State.

Maddy Dalcamo was second in the B final, 10th overall, in 23.33, Brynne Beneke was seventh in the B final, 15th overall, in 23.78.

Jackie Taylor scored 7 points for the Toreros with her second place finish in the C final. Taylor swam a 23.70. Samantha Guttmacher was fifth in the C final in 23.88.

Men’s 50 Freestyle Finals:

Only one swimmer broke 20 on Thursday, UCSB’s Wade Allen, who did it three times.

Once on the relay, then, Wade was 19.92 in prelims, good for the number one seed, and then 19.74 in finals, good for a half a second victory over Arthur Heale of UCSD, who touched in 20.28.

Caleb Davies of Cal Poly was third in 20.57. Kevin Wylder of UCSD was fourth in 20.83, followed by Mikey Forbes of UCSB, was fifth in 20.83.

Women’s 400 Medley Relay Finals:

Hannah Weiss, Jasmine Tosky, Kendyl Stewart, and Kasia Wilk handily won the relay, setting another pool record for the trojans in the process. Weiss had the most impressive split with a 52.63 on the backstroke.

The Trojan A relay finished in 3:36.19, well ahead of the pool record and the UCLA A relay. UCLA finished in 3:38.93.

San Diego State finished third in 3:42.15.

Men’s 400 Medley Relay Finals:

USC won their fourth relay of the day in just as convincing a fashion as the other three. Ralf Tribuntstov, Ridge Altman, Dylan Cart, and Domagala Michael finished in 3:12.79. Carter split a 46.79 on the butterfly leg, and Domagala Anchored in 43.85.

UCSB finished second in 3:18.20. Wade Allen had another solid swim, splitting 46.94 on the butterfly leg.

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Mike Keeler
5 years ago

Jackie Taylor swims for the University of San Diego, not San Diego State. There are three schools in San Dieg: San Diego State, Univ of Calif San Diego and the University of San Diego.

PAC12BACKER
5 years ago

Minor correction: it’s Wade Allen, not Allen Wade.