Huntington Beach, Calif. - As day two of the Orange Empire Conference men's swim championships came to close, the Golden West men's team took a small lead over the Riverside 577-558.
The day started with a first place finish for Riverside's 200-yard medley relay of Arnuad Magnan (back), Maxence Bouvier (breast), Lazar Raca (Fly), and Kyle Acevedo (free) at 1:32.18. Golden West foursome was a very close second at 1:32.80. Cypress took third place with a 1:35.79 finish.
Golden West bounced back with a first-place finish by Santiago Rivera in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:01.04. Riversides Farouk Zaoui finished second with a time of 4:02.64. Chadd Maurer from Golden West would take a close third with a 4:02.79.
Riverside's Lazar Raca would claim first in the 100-yard fly at 49.80 followed by Orange Coast's Donny Hadden at 50.14. Sonny Ford took third place with a 50.75 finish.
Aidan Lund for Golden West finished first in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 50.36. Riversides Arnaud Magnan took second with a time of 51.55. Golden West's Jonathan Quintero rounded out the top three with a 52.89 time.
The final race of the day had Riverside's 800-yard relay team with top honors at 6:49.07. Golden West finished second with a 6:57.82 followed by Orange Coast in third with a 7:01.64 finish.
In the 1M diving Riverside's Aaron Garcia claimed first with 195.70 score and teammate Brendan Brown came in second with 188.50. Orange Coast's Cole Gerard claimed third with a 153.05 score.
Full results can be found on SwimPhone HERE
Standings after day 1
Golden West - 577
Riverside - 558
Orange Coast - 377
Cypress - 338
Saddleback - 216
Fullerton - 37
Santa Ana - 4