The UC San Diego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both rank in the top two of the second College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America poll.
The men claimed the top spot this week, while the women continued to hold second place.
The men edged out Indianapolis by two points to earn the number one ranking. The Tritons have had several swimmers log top times in Division II including Edgar Chin with the best time in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.09) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.23), Spencer Daily in the 100-yard butterfly (48.26) and Zack Reuter in the 400 IM (3:58.52).
The women sit just four points behind Queens University of Charlotte.
In total, the women hold the top times in Division II in seven events. The highlight for the women this season has been a win over UC Davis earlier this month.
In their most recent meets the teams lost. The men fell to UC Santa Barbara, while Cal bested the women.
For the men, Spencer Daily won the 50-yard freestyle in 20.48 seconds and the 100-yard butterfly in 48.26. Edgar Chin won in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Chin came from behind to secure the win with a time of 2:03.23, just .01 second faster than the runner-up.
For the women, Juli Arzave broke a school record in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 9:06.31. Ellie Whitney, who held the previous record, also swam under the record time with a time of 9:15.95. Arzave closed out the meet with another school record in the 400-meter freestyle (4:25.88).
Katja Pavicevic secured a US Open qualifying time in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:11.96. Pavicevic went on to win the Triton’s first event of the day in the 200-meter breaststroke with a school record and US Open qualifying time of 2:31.16. She wrapped up the day with her second school record and third qualifying time in the 200-meter IM (2:20.27).
The next poll will come out Dec. 19. The Tritons have their final NCAA meet of the fall quarter Nov. 22-24 when they compete at the A3 Invite.
– Staff reports
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