SANTA BARBARA, Calif
In the second to last home meet of the season, the UCSB Gaucho women pulled a staggering win over the UC Davis Aggies, with a final score of 160.5 to 96.5. Leading the impressive win were Julia Mikota and Heaven Quintana, earning two individual wins each.
The meet kicked off with the Gaucho A relay (1:42.55) touching first in the 200 yard medley relay. Julia Mikota (23.10) raced the fastest split of the event.
Rachel Forbes (10:12.09) and Emily Boggess (10:12.57) secured the first one-two individual event win in the 1000 yard freestyle, with a substantial ten second lead ahead of UC Davis's Marissa Brown (10:23.57).
In an unexpected turn of events, UCSB's Catherine Boles (1:52.64) and UC Davis's Courtney Schultz (1:52.64) tied for first place in the 200 yard freestyle, closely followed by Meghan Bicomong (1:54.20) in second, and Emily Ward (1:54.41) in third.
Julia Mikota grabbed two back-to-back individual wins in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles. She touched 23.87 in the 50 yard freestyle, and out-touched Courtney Schultz (52.48) of UC Davis with a time of 51.28 in the 100 yard freestyle.
Alyssa Shew (2:17.28), Brittney Straw (2:20.29), and An Nguyen (2:20.85) dominated the 200 yard breaststroke, going one-two-three in the event. Haley Herzberg (5:00.90) followed up by winning the 500 yard freestyle, edging out Marissa Brown (5:01.15) of UC Davis.
Heaven Quintana secured two individual event wins, one in the 200 yard freestyle and another in the 100 yard butterfly. Quintana (2:02.44) touched first in the 200 yard freestyle, with Madelyn Johnson (2:04.80) coming in second. In the 100 yard butterfly, Quintana swam a 54.77, closely followed by Rachel Kulik (56.62).
The Gaucho women will be joined by the Gaucho men tomorrow afternoon at campus pool for the last home dual meet against University of Pacific.