Gaucho swimmers sweep UC San Diego

The UCSB men and women’s swimming teams  scored victories over UC San Diego in a meet at Campus Pool. The Gaucho men won 142.5-111.5, while the women beat the Tritons 139-115.

Kelsey Leonard, Lauren Vosseler  and Billy Mullis each won two individual events and helped relay teams post victories.

The Gaucho women opened the day with the one-two finish in the 200 medley relay. The UCSB “A” relay won handily and the “B” relay narrowly edged out the UCSD “A” relay to secure additional points for the Gauchos.

The men followed with a victory in the 200 medley relay as well, edging out the Triton “A” by just .13 seconds. Billy Mullis (24.20 backstroke) and Kevin Mendoza (22.44 butterfly) posted the fastest splits of the day.

Bobby Guerra and Eric Vanbrocklin would stick together in the top two for the men’s distance events, with Guerra taking the win in the 1000 freestyle (9:28.84) and VanBrocklin taking the win in the 500 freestyle (4:33.67).

The Gaucho women dominated the 200 freestyle, scoring in the top four places. Leonard (1:51.91) took top honors, followed by Cheyenne Low (1:53.43) in second, Hollace Barden (1:54.25) in third, and Hope Curran (1:56.21) in fourth.

Mullis secured wins in the 200 freestyle (1:40.20) and the 200 backstroke (1:50.03), the latter of which he won by over three seconds.

Julia Mikota took first in the women’s 100 backstroke (56.81), Albert Miao (50.99) in the men’s.

Katie Records (1:03.85) swept the women’s 100 breaststroke heat with a three-second win over the rest of the field.

Chris Nolan (1:51.08), Mendoza (1:52.94), and Javier Lopez (1:55.97) sealed a one-two-three finish in the men’s 200 butterfly.

Vosseler dominated the sprint events, winning both the 50 freestyle (23.06) and the 100 freestyle (50.81).

Freshman Mason Tittle (20.91) took home a win in the men’s 50 freestyle heat, and Clayton Young (46.22) won the men’s 100 freestyle.

Maelyn Adornetto (2:22.25) capitalized on lane-eight positioning and took the win in the 200 breaststroke.

Leonard (4:59.15) took home her third win of the day in the women’s 500 freestyle, edging out UCSD’s Stephanie Sin by a second and a half.

Mendoza (49.72) touched first in the men’s 100 butterfly, followed by Mason Tittle (50.82) in second and Eddie Sanchez (51.01) in third.

Alyssa Shew (4:27.89), Reid Whaley (4:32.30), and Kathleen Benjamin (4:33.73) wrapped up the women’s individual events with a one-two-three finish in the 400 IM.

Dylan Kubick (4:02.23) and Andy Lau (4:07.00) followed suit with a one-two finish in the men’s 400 IM.

The Gauchos wrapped up the meet with two victories in the men and women’s 200 freestyle relays.