MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - Golden West College men's swimming team were the state champion for three straight years before Sierra knocked them off last year, is looking to return to the state podium with a 65-point lead over fellow Orange Empire Conference foe Riverside after day two, 379-314.
Current men's standings: 1. Golden West 379, 2. Riverside CC 314, 3. Sierra 312, 4. Las Positas 215, 5. Santa Rosa 174, 6. San Diego Mesa 152, 7. Diablo Valley 141, 8. Orange Coast 133, 9. Pasadena City 98, 10. San Joaquin Delta 95.
Men's 800 Freestyle Relay
1. Golden West, 6:47.16 (Garrett Wasserman, Blake Williamson, Jacob Thompson, Chadd Maurer)
Golden West knows the importance of relay titles and points as it again won the final relay of the night as it did on Thursday. GWC leads the team standings. Bouvier gave Riverside a slim lead after the first 200, but Williamson's 1:41.82 second leg put the Rustlers' ahead at the midway point. Thompson held that lead and then anchor Maurer soared at 1:40.47 to cap a relatively easy victory. Riverside took second at 6:51.61 and Sierra was third in 6:51.93.