By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — College of the Canyons had a strong first-day showing at the Western State Conference (WSC) Swim & Dive Championships, with two of the men's relay teams performing strong enough to perhaps earn a trip to next month's state championship meet.
COC's 200y freestyle relay team of Nick Anguetta, Miguel Martinez, Rowdy Feather and Ian Werner made the first big splash of the meet by posting a school-record time of 1:28.35 to place third in the event.
Later, it was the 400y individual medley relay team of Feather, Martinez, Kenny Payne and Werner taking third at 3:39.12.
With the state's top 12 relay times in each event automatically qualifying to compete at the CCCAA State Championship meet, both COC squads have good chance of advancing. However, a final list of state qualifiers won't be released until early next week after each conference posts its finals results.
Canyons will return to action on Friday as part of the three-day conference championship meet being hosted by Bakersfield College.
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Photo by Sean Kakumu/COC Swim & Dive