Gauchos Continue Dual Meet Action with Cal State Northridge

Gauchos Continue Dual Meet Action with Cal State Northridge

Jan. 16, 2008

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The Schedule
Jan. 18
Campus Pool
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Last Time
Jan. 12

Weekly Roundup
Starting their three week homestand on the right foot, the Gaucho men beat the Trojans 148-57 for the first time in their 45 year program history. The men now have four dual meet wins under their belt and only one loss. USC narrowly beat the women's team 109-94 to give the female Gauchos a 4-3 dual meet record. Sophomore Danny McClary's performance earned him the Golden1 Athlete of the Week honor for the first time in his career.

Double Vision
In the sixth event of the day, sophomore Scott Vogelgesang won the 200 free over USC's Zoltan Povalsky by .43 of a second (1:41.11). He went ahead to take another first place finish in the 500 free, tapping the wall at 4:38.18, over the Trojan's Kevin Little by more than one second. McClary bought into this line of thinking and took a couple of first place finishes for himself. In the 200 IM, he started strong and finished first in 1:54.17. He took about a two minute break to watch the women's 200 fly before getting back into the water to win the men's event (1:53.40). Yet another sophomore, Anne Marie May, chose to go the distance in the 50 and 100 free. May took the 50 free in 23.79 and the 100 free in 51.58.

If You're Not First, You're Last
Matt Bartlett, Jeff Sudbury, McClary, and Bradley Matsumoto opened the meet up for the Gauchos in a winning fashion, placing first in the 400 medley relay in 3:24.80. Sudbury, a junior, came back in the 50 freestyle to help lead teammates Matthew Sullivan and Curtis Bauer to a 1-2-3 finish (20.83, 21.24, 21.66). Junior Joe Wood ended up on top of the winner's stand in the 100 free, beating Matusumoto by .18 of a second (46.81).

The 200 back champion of the day was junior Chris Good, who raced to a 1:51.63 finish. Sophomore Travis Jepson earned a personal best time in the 200 breast, going 2:06.10 for the first place finish. The men's and women's relay teams ended the day on a high not, both winning the 200 free relay. May, Naomi Javanifard, Nadia Dwidar, and Courtney Bauer timed in at 1:35.38. Matsumoto, Sudbury, Sullivan, and Vogelsang clocked in at 1:23.67.

Meeting the Matadors
Last Saturday, the Cal State Northridge women's swimming team fell victim to the Waves from Pepperdine. Three Matadors claimed victories in the meet including Elise Shuetz in the 50 free, Simone Luker in the 200 breast, and Oleysa Senicheva in the 200 IM. The final score of the meet was Pepperdine 184, CSUN 76. The men's team last race was the UC Irvine Sprint and Distance Invitationals, where they ended up finishing third in both meets. Emre Celik finished first in the 100 back for the only top finish for the Matadors.

November 18, 2005 was the last time the Gauchos and the Matadors went head-to-head. The Gauchos took the men's meet, winning 109-96. Curtis Bauer and Brock Roverud each won two events with Bauer victorious in the 50 and 100 free and Roverud finishing first in the 200 free and 200 back. On the women's side, the Gauchos won 121-76. Ashley Yamahata won the 1000 freestyle and 200 fly to help UCSB take 10 of the 11 events.