The dual meet scheduled between the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of California, Santa Barbara on Jan. 12 has been cancelled. There is no current plan for rescheduling. The cancellation comes as a result of the mudslides in the community of Montecito, California.
This is not the first time the events have related to the swimming world as legend Jeff Farrell was saved from the mudslides by his son on Jan. 11. Additionally, this is the second aquatic-related cancellation because of natural disasters in the last month. In December, USA Water Polo matches were rescheduled because of the Thomas Fire.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Due to the closure of the 101 freeway as a result of the mudslides in Montecito, the originally scheduled dual-meet set for Friday and Saturday between UNLV and UCSB has been canceled. As of now, there are no plans to reschedule.
In lieu of the meet, the Gauchos will hold a Blue-Gold intrasquad scrimmage at Campus Pool at 11am.
The Gaucho men, reigning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) champions, will return to action at Pacific next Saturday, Jan. 20 while the women will squeeze in a dual-meet against UC Davis on Friday, Jan. 19 before also competing against Pacific on Jan. 20.
Both the men and women will host Cal Poly in a Blue-Green Rivalry meet at Campus Pool on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11:00 a.m. in what will serve as a final tune-up for the MPSF Championships, set to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 14 hosted by East Los Angeles College.
Press releases courtesy of UNLV and UCSB Athletics.