Gaucho Women Win 12 of 16 Events Against Cal Poly

Gaucho Women Win 12 of 16 Events Against Cal Poly

UCSB women won twelve events today against Cal Poly, securing an easy win for the Gauchos. Underclassmen Emily Boggess, Heaven Quintana, Jacquelyn Harris, and Elena England led their team to victory by each placing first in two individual events. The final score of today's competition was 160.5-133.5.

Head coach Matt Macedo was very proud of the determined women stating, "Following a historic win against UCLA last Saturday, I am happy to see our women continue to race with purpose. We won 12 of 16 events today against a tough Cal Poly team. I hope we keep this momentum going against the current conference champion, Hawaii, on Sunday."

The highlights of today's meet include the following swims: Emily Boggess winning the 200 freestyle (1:53.46) and 500 freestyle (5:00.45); Heaven Quintana winning the 100 breaststroke (1:04.14) and 100 butterfly; Jacquelyn Harris winning the 50 freestyle (24.02) and 100 freestyle (51.97); and Elena England winning the 100 backstroke (57.58) and 200 backstroke (2:02.55).

The Gaucho women started off the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. The UCSB "B" team achieved first with a time of 1:45.73.

Sophomore Rachel Forbes was another underclassmen that had a great day and came out with a win in the 1000 freestyle (10:16.7).

In the 200 freestyle, Emily Ward (1:54.55) and Haley Herzberg (1:54.77) followed teammate Emily Boggess's lead by placing third and fourth.

Tara Middleton (57.73) and Allison Stevens (58.27) achieved second and fourth in the 100 backstroke after Elena England.

Sophomore Niki Churchill came in third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.66 contributing to her team's success. 

The 200 butterfly was one of the few races the women did not get first, but to make up for it they placed second, third, and fourth. This incredible race was swam by Maddie Johnson (2:08.80), Julee Keenan-Rivers (2:09.02), and Rachel Forbes (2:10.65).

The Gaucho women also destroyed in the 50 freestyle with: a tie for first place from Jacquelyn Harris as mentioned earlier, a third place from Emily Ward (24.17), a fourth place from Leanne Sun (24.57), and a fifth place from Bryn McGowan (24.70).

Emily Ward (52.10) and Leanne Sun (53.26) had great swims in the 100 freestyle placing second and fourth after teammate Jacquelyn Harris

Freshman Micah Toetter (2:08.30) came in third place in the 200 backstroke after Elena England, contributing towards the team's points.

Brittney Straw (2:22.23) and An Nguyen (2:24. 04) got on the score board for the 200 breaststroke with second and third places.

There was a bit of a friendly competition between Haley Herzberg and teammate Emily Boggess in the 500 freestyle. Resulting in Boggess (5:00.45) beating Herzberg (5:01.55) by only one second. 

Rachel Kulik (56.57) and Allison Stevens (57.64) scored second and fourth places after teammate Heaven Quintana in the 100 butterfly.

Catherine Boles (4:32.27), Maddie Johnson (4:39.02), and An Nguyen (4:39.39) went third, fourth, and fifth in the 400 individual medley. 

In the final race of the day, the UCSB "A" relay (1:36.79) was barely out-touched by Cal Poly in the 200 freestyle relay. Followed very close by the UCSB "B" relay (1:36.95) placing third. 

Join the Gaucho women tomorrow at the UCSB's Campus Pool for their rivalry meet against last year's MPSF Champion team, Hawaii. The battle will begin at 11am, don't miss out!