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Mt. SAC Men’s Swimming and Diving team home dual winning streak reaches 13 years; Defeats Santa Monica, Ventura

Mt. SAC, Santa Monica, Ventura on the starting platform ready to race
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(Walnut, CA) For the second week in a row, the Mt. SAC Men's Swimming and Diving team swept a double dual meet to remain unbeaten on the season.

Mt. SAC (4-0) hosted both Santa Monica and Ventura colleges at the Marie T. Mills Aquatics Center Friday (May 7) and swept all three relay events and won nine of 16 individual events.

Mt. SAC defeated Santa Monica, 271-59 and Ventura 216-112 to keep its home dual winning streak going into its 13th year. The last time the Mounties lost was in 2008 to Long Beach City College in a "nail biter".

Coming away with three individual events was sophomore Michael Yeh in the 50 (25.87) and 100 Backstroke (57.24), and the Individual Medley (1:00.14). Those three wins give Yeh seven for the first two double duals of the season. Yeh also swam the anchor leg for the first-place 400 Freestyle Relay team (3:22.00).

In addition to the 400 Relay win, the Mounties also won both the 200 Free Relay (1:32.86) and the 200 Medley Relay (1:43.25).

Freshman Matt Neoh also won three events – 50 Butterfly (24.70), 100 Fly (54.80) and 200 Back (2:05.88). Neoh also finished second in the 200 IM (2:06.68) and the 400 IM (4:40.41).

Winning one event each was Tate Cauley, 500 Free (5:23.68), Logan Morales, 200 Fly (2:08.49) and Dominic Chacon, 50 Breast (30.31).

Chacon also finished second in the 200 Breast (2:27.96) and third in the 100 Breast (1:08.39).

Connor Rias placed second in three freestyle races – 50 (22.97), 100 (50.68) and 200 (1:52.59). 

"We felt the kids all swam very well," Mt. SAC Men's Swimming and Diving coach Marc Ruh said. "They had a lot of fun and really got behind each other in their races.  It's really fun to watch this group. They are a fun group."

The men finished their brief dual-meet season with a perfect 4-0 record.

The team, for this season, is competing in the Western States Conference.

"We are extremely grateful for the Western States Conference taking us in this year," Ru added. "They are a very strong conference and a great group of coaches to work with.

Now that the dual meets are over, next up is the Western Conference finals.

"We will hear sometime this week if we will be able to be in the conference final," Ruh said. "The kids are really looking forward to it, so we are hoping it happens for us."

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