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Saturday, Dec 15 2012 10:54 PM

Gauchos sweep 'Runners in pool

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    CSUB swimmer Mitchell Huxhold in 2012.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    It's a good start Saturday at the Hillman Aquatic Center for swimmers from CSUB and UC Santa Barbara in the men's 1000m freestyle race in which CSUB swimmer Mitchell Huxhold came in first in the 40 lap race.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    CSUB swimmer Lily Donohue takes off Saturday in Bakersfield while competing in the girl's 100m backstroke against UC Santa Barbara swimmers.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Frontier High graduate Randy Aakhus takes first place Saturday in the men's 200m butterfly against CSUB at the Hillman Aquatic Center in the dual meet.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    UC Santa Barbara swimmer Randy Aakhus gets ready for his first race in the men's 200m butterfly against CSUB in Bakersfield, Saturday.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    UC Santa Barbara swimmer and Stockdale High graduate, Andy Castilleja competes in the men's 100m breaststroke, Saturday, in Bakersfield, against the CSUB swim team.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Andy Castilleja competes in the men's 100m breaststroke Saturday in Bakersfield against CSUB. Castilleja is a Stockdale High graduate.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

UC Santa Barbara swept Cal State Bakersfield's swimming teams Saturday at CSUB's Hillman Aquatics Center. The Gauchos won the men's competition, 184-115, and the women's, 162-132.

Mitchell Huxhold of CSUB won the 500 freestyle (4:35.27) and 1,000 free (9:36.56). Troy Neklason added two wins in men's diving, scoring 264.95 in the 1-meter board and 290.00 in the 3-meter.

The CSUB women were led by Lauren Kaufman, who won the 50 free (24.41) and 100 free (53.15) and was the third leg of CSUB's wimming 400 free relay team (3:35.72).

Michaela Paige won the 500 free (5:03.31) and 200 IM (2:10.78) and was second in the 200 butterfly (2:08.47).

The CSUB women also had first-place finishes from Nicolette Goncalves (58.51 in the 100 fly) and Kooper Thomas (1-meter diving, 239.05).

Frontier High graduate Randy Aakhus, a junior at Santa Barbara, won the 200 IM in1:55.66. He was second in two events, the 200 fly (53.52) and 500 free (4:36.29).

Andy Castilleja, a freshman from Stockdale High who competes for the Gauchos, was second in three events: the 100 breast (58.75), 200 breast (1:02.04) and 200 IM (1:56.13).

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