No. 4/10 Tritons Look for Success at First Ever MPSF Championships
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 4/10 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams are set to compete at their first ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships. The swimming portion will be held from Feb. 20-23 at La Mirada, while the diving portion will take place Feb. 21-23 at Mission Viejo. UC San Diego will take on BYU, Cal Poly, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Hawai’i, Pacific, and USD. The Triton women finished their regular season with a 9-6 dual meet record, while the men came away with a record of 5-3.
SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS
Location: Splash! La Mirada
13806 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
All session passes: $50 adult, $40 senior over 65, $40 student with ID
Single session: $15 adult, $10 senior over 65, $10 student with ID
Wednesday evening session: $10 adult, $5 senior over 65, $5 student with ID
Parking is free at Splash! La Mirada.
DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS
Location: Marguerite Aquatic Center
27474 Casta Del Sol
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
All diving sessions are free to attend.
Parking is free at Marguerite Aquatic Center.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
The swimming portion of the MPSF Championships will be streamed live here through CBS Sports Interactive. The stream is part of a subscription service that costs $9.99 per month or $99.00 for an annual subscription.
The conference intends to provide live results via the app Meet Mobile. The app is free to download, but there is a fee to view the results.
The scoring of place value for individual events (including diving) will be by the following points: 20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The scoring of place value for relay events will be by the following points: 40, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2. Or if there is only one heat, then it will be: 40, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22
Points for first through eighth place will be awarded solely on the basis of a championship final, while points for ninth through sixteenth place shall be awarded solely on the basis of a consolation final.
The Tritons are coming off of a decade of success at their conference meets, as they won 10 consecutive Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference (PCSC) titles. Now, UC San Diego looks for success at its first MPSF Conference Championships. During the season, the Tritons went head to head with conference rivals UC Davis (women), UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, and USD (women).
The Tritons hosted the women of UC Davis as part of a quad meet, which was UC San Diego’s home opener. The women ultimately fell to UC Davis, 134-165. The Tritons did not have another MPSF dual meet until Jan. 11, when the men and women faced UC Santa Barbara at UCLA. UC San Diego’s men were outscored, 93-169, while the women were outscored, 78.5-182.5. The next day, the Tritons traveled to Cal Poly. The Triton women were edged out by the Mustangs, 145-155, while the men fell, 119-181. For the final home meet of the year, the Triton women hosted USD, handing them a 153-112 defeat.
The NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships will take place March 13-16 in Indianapolis. The competition will be held at the Indiana University Natatorium.
About UC San Diego Athletics
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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