No. 11 Tritons Conclude Second Day of Dual Meet with No. 1 Cal (D-I)
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 11 University of California San Diego men wrapped up the second half of their meet with No 1. Cal (D-I) on Saturday afternoon. The Tritons fell to the Golden Bears, 99-194, to move to 5-3 on the season.
The Triton A squads took second in both of the day’s relays. In the 200 medley relay, the Tritons finished just behind the Golden Bears. Tyler James, Edgar Chin, Garrett Tse, and Spencer Daily put together a time of 1:29.83, just short of the Golden Bears’ mark of 1:29.34. In the final relay of the day, the 400 freestyle relay, Tse, Graham Hauss, Zack Reuter, and Daily combined for a time of 3:03.62.
In the 100 free, Daily earned second with a season-best time of 45.43. Daily also took second in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 49.34.
Freshman classmate Hayden Johnson placed second in the 500 freestyle, with a time of 4:32.69 to come in under the previous pool record of 4:34.65 set by Reuter on Jan. 19. Johnson’s time was his best of the season.
The Triton men will return to action on Feb. 20, as they participate in their first-ever MPSF Championships. There will be one last home meet at Canyonview Aquatic Center this season, when the No. 3 women host University of San Diego at noon on Feb. 2.
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