No. 10 Triton Men Wrap Up Action at President's Day Senior Classic
CORONADO, Calif. – The No. 10 University of California San Diego men’s swimming and diving team competed at the San Diego Imperial Presidents’ Day Senior Classic over the weekend.
The Tritons dominated the 100 butterfly, taking the top five spots in the event. Spencer Daily touched the wall first, coming in at 48.48. Teammate Will Knox placed second, with a time of 48.65. Marc Caron rounded out the top three, turning in a mark of 49.38. Clocking a time of 50.03, Mason Thompson took fourth. Alexander Gilchrist came in fifth, recording a time of 50.79. Sawyer Farmer also qualified for the A final, placing ninth with a time of 52.38.
In the 100 breaststroke, William Wihanto took the top spot. Wihanto touched the wall in 54.55 to claim first place in the A final. Chon Pong Lao followed closely behind, with a mark of 57.74 in the event.
After swimming neck and neck in the preliminaries of the 500 free, Mitchell Stoddard and Zack Reuter both turned in their top performances of the year in the finals. Stoddard captured first with a time of 4:28.96, while teammate Reuter took third with a mark of 4:29.24.
Jack Spitser took third out of 39 competitors in the 1000 free. His time of 9:24.83 was over 20 seconds faster than his best from this season, 9:48.38.
Although the No. 4 women did not compete at the meet, future Triton Juli Arzave was dominant. Arzave, who will enter her freshman year at UC San Diego next year, placed first out of 107 swimmers. She accumulated 96.50 points over the course of the weekend.
The Triton swimmers return to action tomorrow at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
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