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GWC men’s swimming team beats RCC, Cypress, Santa Ana

THE Golden West Rustlers men’s swimming and diving team opened up the season by hosting Riverside, Cypress, and Santa Ana College on Friday, Feb. 7. Golden West won all three of the meets by the points of 137.5-66.5, 161.0-33.0, and 157.0-31.0.


By Joshua Ware and Sarah Martinez
Western Sun staff writers  

The Golden West men’s swimming and diving team hosted Riverside, Cypress, and Santa Ana, in a swim meet Friday Feb. 8. Between the four teams Golden West was considered the winner.

Gold West beat Riverside by the points of 137.5-66.5; the team beat Cypress by 161.0-33.0, and last beat Santa Ana 157.0-31.0.

The Rustlers came out on top in numerous races. In the 400-medley relay, Garrett Pickford, Riley Matranga, Casey Klipsich, and Fletcher Norseen swam for a combined time of 3:41.63, to place first.

In the 1000-yard freestyle, the Rustlers Daniel Roa placed first with an overall time of 9:55.92. For the 200-yard freestyle David Jorth placed second with an overall time of 1:49.13, Tommy Cornes placed fifth with 1:24.05, and Sean Grab placed seventh with 2:04.30.

Ari Marks placed first, Dylan Alaba placed fourth, and Hayden Paul placed sixth, in the 50-yard freestyle.  In the 200-yard individual medley Matranga placed first, and Pickford placed second.

In the 200-yard butterfly Roa placed first, Klipsich placed second, and Juan Felipe placed fourth.

Pickford and Hayden placed first and third in the 200-yard backstroke. Jorth and Felipe placed second in the 500-yard freestyle, and John Lovat placed fifth.

Matranga, Josh Morgan, and Nate Sfreddo all placed first, second, and third in the 200-yard breaststroke.

GWC team A placed first in the 400-yard free relay with Jorth, Alba, Norseen, and Marks, for an overall time of 3:19.75. Team B placed second with Klipsich, Morgan, Blake, and Roa, for an overall time of 3:23.93.

Golden West next host the Sprint Invite on Friday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.


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