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.