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Gauchos Set New Team Record After Day One of Utah Tech Invite

(Photo by Jeff Liang)
(Photo by Jeff Liang)

St. George, Utah- After day one at the Utah Tech Trailblazer Invitational, the UCSB men's team are in first place with 379.5 points while the women are in second place with 225 points. The Gaucho men also set a new team record in the 400 Medley Relay.

Swam by Matthew Driscoll, Alec Cullen, Justin Wong, and Austin Sparrow, the 400 Medley Relay took first with a time of 3:10.38, a new record in Gaucho history. The men also finished first in the 200 Free Relay (1:19.94) which was swam by Wong, Zachary Dietz, Driscoll, and Sean Gutowski.

Individually, Sparrow took the top spot in the 500 Free (4:22.77). Matt Vinh (4:27.16) and Taber daCosta (4:28.83) finished fourth and fifth respectively. Kyle Brill was the victor in the 200 IM with a time of 1:45.28.

For the women's, the 400 Medley Relay, swam by Nina Statler, Ashley Ray, Samantha Banos, and Reagan Nibarger, finished in 3:42.29. Banos also took first in the 200 IM(2:01.02) while Statler finished fourth in the 50 Free (23.21).Isabella Martinez-Spencer finished second in the 500 Free (4:57.07) while Cami Collins finished seventh (4:59.86).

The Trailblazer Invitational continues tomorrow with prelims starting at 10 AM MST.