No. 11 Triton Men Ready to Host No. 1 Cal (D-1) for Two Days of Competition
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 11 University of California San Diego men’s swimming and diving team is set to host No. 1 Cal at Canyonview Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday. The Tritons enter the weekend with a 5-2 dual meet record.
CANYONVIEW AQUATIC CENTER INFORMATION
Admission is free for all meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Parking is free on weekends, but parking permits are required on weekdays. Permits can be purchased at meters located in the parking lots. There is a parking lot adjacent to the pools, and other parking is available throughout the campus.
Cal Head Coach Dave Durden and UC San Diego Head Coach David Marsh go back almost two decades. Durden was formerly an assistant coach under Marsh at Auburn University. The two coaches are serving as back-to-back USA Olympic coaches, as Marsh coached the women in 2016, and Durden prepares to coach the men in 2020.
"We are very excited to have Berkeley visit us at UC San Diego in Canyonview Pool," said Marsh. The Berkeley men have set the standard for NCAA Division I swimming for the last seven years. With UC San Diego about to go Division I, our swimming and diving program did the best we could to schedule the best. Our ambition is to compete at the highest DI levels and I'm sure Friday and Saturday we'll learn a lot about that process."
There will be one heat for each event with typical dual meet scoring (9-4-3-2-1). Swimmers can compete in a maximum of three individual events and one relay, or two individual events and two relays each day.
MEET EVENTS: FRIDAY
400 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle Relay
MEET EVENTS: SATURDAY
200 Medley Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
Live results will be available at www.collegeswimming.com and on the Meet Mobile app.
The latest edition of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll was released on Jan. 9, with the Triton men ranked 11th. The next Division II poll will be released on Jan. 30. The Division I poll was released on Jan. 23, with the Cal men ranking first in the nation.
LAST TIME OUT
Previously, the men defeated California Baptist, 161-136, on their Senior Day. The Tritons set two new Canyonview Aquatic Center records during the meet. To start the meet, Tyler James, Edgar Chin, Garrett Tse, and Spencer Daily posted a time of 1:29.30 in the 200 medley relay. At the end of the meet, Daily, Tse, Sawyer Farmer, and Graham Hauss recorded a mark of 3:01.58 in the 400 free relay.
This is the men’s final competition before the MPSF Championships, beginning Feb. 20. The women will host the University of San Diego for the final home meet of the season at noon on Feb. 2.
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