BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. – No. 2-ranked Cal won the meet’s first 11 races (before swimming the final three events as exhibition) – led by a pair of victories from junior Adam Hinshaw – on the way to a 140-108 victory Thursday (Feb. 6) at CSU Bakersfield. The Golden Bears improved their dual meet record to 6-0 and have now won 13-straight dual meets carrying over from last season.
Cal’s Hinshaw captured the 200 fly (1:52.32) and 500 free (4:30.98), while eight other Bears won individual events. Freshman Long Gutierrez placed first in the 1000 free (9:22.66), junior Will Hamilton won the 200 free (1:39.82), junior Henry Chung won the 100 back (51.52), senior Ryan Studebaker placed first in the 100 breast (57.37), junior Seth Stubblefield won the 50 free (20.91), sophomore Trent Williams won the 100 free (46.11), sophomore Josh Prenot was first in the 200 back (1:48.99) and freshman Hunter Cobleigh won the 200 breast (2:04.76).
The 200 medley relay team of Chung, Studebaker, Prenot and senior Tony Cox placed first in the opening event (1:32.28) as well.
Cal will next return to Pac-12 dual meet action when it takes on No. 3-ranked USC Friday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. At last season’s NCAA meet, the Bears placed second and the Trojans were fourth.