Kevin Mendoza Takes MPSF Title in 100 Fly, Men Move Up to Second After Day Three of MPSF Championships

Kevin Mendoza Takes MPSF Title in 100 Fly, Men Move Up to Second After Day Three of MPSF Championships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -  With the third day of competition underway in the 2016 MPSF Conference Championships, the Gaucho women have put up the top swims of the season to remain in third place with 418.5 points, while the men have moved up to second place with 406 points. Kevin Mendoza earned his first MPSF title, winning the men's 100 butterfly in 47.81, an NCAA B cut.

Alyssa Shew (4:27.15) and Reid Whaley (4:27.79) placed seventh and eighth in the women's 400 IM championship heat. Dylan Kubick (3:49.80) took second in the men's 400 IM, Gabe Bolender (3:53.95), fourth. Both men earned NCAA B cuts.

Two other Gaucho men scored in the championship heat of the 100 butterfly behind MPSF Champion Kevin Mendoza (47.81). Mason Tittle (48.22) placed fourth with an NCAA B cut, and Chris Nolan (48.94) placed eighth. Freshman Michael Wang (48.88) won the consolation heat, placing ninth in the event.

Lauren Vosseler (1:48.08) took home another top finish in the women's 200 freestyle, placing second. Kimmie Kreuzberger (1:50.08) took fourth and Meghan Bicomong (1:50.57) placed seventh.

Billy Mullis (1:37.97) placed sixth in the men's 200 freestyle heat with an NCAA B cut. Logan Hotchkiss (1:38.12) placed seventh.
Defending MPSF 100 breaststroke champion Katie Records (1:01.93) placed second in the women's 100 breaststroke with a season-best time and NCAA B cut. Charis Hoppe (1:02.33) took third.
 
In the men's heat, Simon Wong (55.32) placed fourth with an NCAA B cut and freshman Joe Kmak (56.16) placed sixth.
 
Cheyenne Low (54.57) placed second in a tight race in the women's 100 backstroke, earning an NCAA B cut. Julia Mikota (55.30) took fourth and Faith Travis (56.67) sixth.
 
Billy Mullis (49.45) placed eighth in the men's heat of the 100 backstroke.
The Gauchos concluded the evening with a fourth place finish in the women's 400 medley relay and a third place finish in the men's 400 medley relay.
The final day of MPSF Championships will feature the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 1650 freestyle, 200 butterfly, and the 400 freestyle relay.