Arcata’s McNulty closing in on Olympic Trial time

Photo by Cal Poly Athletics

Kieran McNulty’s sensational start to his college career continued over the weekend, with the former Arcata High swimmer barely missing out on an Olympic Trial qualifying time.

Competing for the Cal Poly Mustangs at the Toyota U.S. Open, the college freshman posted a time of 15 minutes, 48.72 seconds in the 1,500-meter freestyle, just four seconds off the required time.

The Toyota U.S. Open was held at nine different locations around the country and featured some of the top current and former college swimmers in the nation.

McNulty’s impressive weekend also included a pair of PRs, with new marks set in both the 200 and 400 freestyle events.

The former Tiger placed in the top-10 in both of those races.

It was just McNulty’s second college event, after an impressive debut in a virtual meet against Utah two weeks ago, when he won both the 500 and 1,000 freestyle races.

McNulty was a four-year swimmer for the Arcata Tigers and also competed with the Humboldt Swim Club.

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