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Published
November 10, 2012
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Chris Baker
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.-- On day two of the Cal Poly Shootout the Cougars had 27 top-10 times, with Quinn Robertson grabbing a pair of fourth place swims, as the Azusa Pacific swimming and diving team closed out its weekend in San Luis Obispo in fourth place. The Cougars, who entered the day trailing second place Pepperdine by 25 points, and leading fourth place Concordia by 109 points, finished just six points behind the Eagles to claim fourth.

Robertson was 13 hundredths of a second off her season-best time of 25.32 in the 50 free grabbing fourth place with a mark of 25.45, finishing 17 hundredths of a second after Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Alisha Bender (25.28). Robertson later took fourth in the 100 free (55.73), and was followed closely by Erica Knudsen, who touched at 56.24 to claim sixth place. Mikaela Fuller rounded out the top-10, reaching the wall at 57.11.

Angela Kanigowski placed sixth in the 50 free (25.66), while Knudsen grabbed seventh (25.82) as five Cougars placed in the top-15 of the event. Simone Garcia touched sixth in the 1,000 free (11:25.85), and Haley Stevens finished in eighth (11:54.01). Alyssa Hickman registered a time of 2:05.34 in the 200 free to place fifth, and Anna Eckberg touched at 2:08.76 for eighth place.

Kanigowski was the team’s top-finisher in the 200 IM, taking sixth place (2:18.25), while Malerie Morgan and Fuller took eighth and ninth respectively with times of 2:18.79 and 2:20.28.

In the 1-meter board Kassi Duncan finished one spot off the podium with a score of 179.50. Bridget Rossi took sixth after tallying 161.30 points and later earned fifth in the 3-meter board, notching a score of 135.25.

Kaitlyn Lee nabbed sixth in the 200 fly (2:24.82), one spot ahead of Madelyn Mooers, who touched at 2:27.68. Kristen Fredricks posted an eighth place time in the 200 back, posting a season-best 2:26.00. Garcia placed 10th (2:28.23), with Stacy Lee finishing 12th (2:28.41).

Cameron Hagen registered a season-best 2:31.11 in the 200 breast, taking fifth place, and Corine Vierra grabbed ninth at 2:39.57. The Cougars opened up the day with a fifth place swim from Kanigowski, Hagen, Robertson, and Lee in the 400 medley relay.

Cal Poly won 12 of 13 women’s events on the day, with Concordia’s Riley Smith being the only non-Mustang to take first place when she swam a time of 10:40.68 on the 1,000 free. Cal Poly ended the meet with 786 points, well ahead of second place Pepperdine (414) and third place Concordia.

Azusa Pacific will have another shot at the Eagles next week when they travel to Irvine for the Concordia Invitational.