Tritons Welcome California Foes to La Jolla for Another Quad Meet
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 1/2 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams return to action this weekend, as the Tritons host California rivals Cal State East Bay, the women of CSU Bakersfield, and the women of LMU.
The Tritons are looking to continue their trend against familiar foes CSU Bakersfield and LMU. In 2016-17, the Tritons swept the pair in Bakersfield. The next season, UC San Diego again swept the two teams, this time at the Lions’ territory. This year, the Tritons look for another sweep of the two teams at their home pool.
Cal State East Bay is no stranger to the Tritons either, as the two teams were previously PCSC rivals. Last year, the Tritons competed against the Pioneers at the A3 Performance Invitational and PCSC Championships.
CANYONVIEW AQUATIC CENTER INFORMATION
Admission is free for all meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center, and parking is free on weekends as well. There is a parking lot located adjacent to the pools, and other parking is available throughout the campus. Be advised that there is construction taking place on campus this week.
For the women, there will be two heats for each event, aside from the 1000 freestyle and relays. The second heat will be the faster heat, and there will be typical dual meet scoring (9-4-3-2-1) so both heats can score. For the men, there will be one heat for each event with typical dual meet scoring.
200 Medley Relay
10 minute break
15 minute break
400 Freestyle Relay
The women hold the number one slot while the men rank second in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll. The next edition of the poll will be released on Jan. 9.
LAST TIME OUT
It was a quick turnaround for the Tritons, who just hosted Incarnate Word, San Jose State, and Wyoming yesterday. The Tritons had a strong effort across the board that earned them a sweep, with the women defeating Incarnate Word (143-97), San Jose State (155-143), and Wyoming (150-143), while the men beat Incarnate Word (152-129) and Wyoming (157.5-130.5). A full recap, results, and video interviews are available here.
Next, the Tritons will hit the road for the weekend of Jan. 11-12. First, the Tritons will face UC Santa Barbara and the women of UCLA at 3 p.m. on Jan. 11 at UCLA, making up their canceled meet from earlier this season. Then, the Tritons will compete in a dual meet with MPSF foe Cal Poly. UC San Diego will face the Mustangs at 11 a.m. on Jan. 12.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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