LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The first finals session of the four-day MPSF Championship Meet has ended with the Gaucho women in first and the men in third. The UCSB women's "A" relay earned the team's first MPSF title with a win in the 200 medley relay.
Senior Kimmie Kreuzberger's swims helped the women to first and second place finishes in the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relay.
Cheyenne Low (25.55) led off in the backstroke, followed by Charis Hoppe (27.76) in breaststroke. Allie Stevens (24.80) followed up with butterfly, and Kimmie Kreuzberger (22.44) finished with the freestyle leg to bring the winning relay to 1:40.55, just a second short of the MPSF Meet Record set by UCSB in 2012. Low, Hoppe, and Kreuzberger's splits were the fastest of the entire event.
The men's 200 medley relay came in fourth with a time of 1:28.80. Billy Mullis (22.67) led off with backstroke, Simon Wong (25.12) in breaststroke, Kevin Mondoza (21.26) in butterfly, and Mason Tittle (19.75) in freestyle.
The women were back in the pool for the 800 freestyle relay, in which they took second with a time of 7:16.57. Kimmie Kreuzberger (1:49.29) led off, followed by Hollace Barden (1:50.25), Katie Records (1:49.54), and Lauren Vosseler (1:47.49).
The Gaucho men finished the night with a third place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. Dylan Kubick (1:36.69) started, followed by Billy Mullis (1:36.51), Clayton Young (1:37.69), and Eddie Sanchez (1:38.07).
After the two relays, the women are leading the MPSF Conference with 74 points. The men are in third place with 62 points.
Tomorrow the Gauchos will be back in the pool to swim the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay.