Nov. 1, 1999
Bruins Back in Action at SMU, San Diego
Following a weekend off, the UCLA women's swimming and diving team returns to action this Friday, sending split squads to the SMU Invitational and dual meets against UC San Diego and San Diego. The Bruin divers compted in an unscored intrasquad competition last weekend. The upcoming weekend will see the first official competitions of the season for coach Tom Stebbins's divers.
UCLA Tops UC Santa Barbara 165-92 in Opening Dual of Season
The UCLA women's swim team opened the 1999-2000 season with a commanding 165-92 win over UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 22 in Santa Barbara. The Bruins emerged victorious in all but one individual event, the 200 freestyle. Senior Keiko Price, sophomore Lyndee Hovsepian and freshman LeAnne Cadag each won two individual events. The threesome also joined junior Beth Goodwin to capture the 200 medley relay in 1:46.83. Price finished first in the 50 free (23.84) and the 100 free (52.26), while Hovsepian captured the 100 breast (1:05.25) and the 200 breast (2:19.41). Cadag, swimming in her first collegiate meet, won the 100 back (59.09) and the 200 back (2:07.02). The Gauchos lone individual first place finisher was Romina Mosquera in the 200 free (1:53.33).
Blue Defeats Gold in Bruin Intrasquad Meet
Men's Gym Pool was the site for the first competition of the season for the 1999-2000 Bruin swimming team, where the UCLA Blue team defeated the UCLA Gold team by a margin of 52,195-45,575 in an intra-squad scrimmage last Friday. Scoring was based upon a system that awarded 1,000 points for a school record time, with slower times receiving fewer points. UCLA's team records were converted from yards to meters, as all events were competed in meters as opposed to yards. Scheduled events included the 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle and 100 IM. Event winners included senior Keiko Price in the 100 Free (58.48) and 50 Free (26.80), freshman Leanne Cadag in the 100 back (1:05.09), sophomore Lyndee Hovsepian in the 100 Breast (1:14.11), sophomore Katie Younglove in the 100 Fly (1:03.57) and sophomore Jen Noddle in the 100 IM (1:06.06).
Meters vs. Yards
The Oct. 15 dual meet at UCSB was contested on a short course, yards format, but pay close attention to Bruin times as the season progresses. The 2000 NCAA Championships will be contested on a short course, meters, and several Bruin dual meets will use this same format throughout the year. UCLA's Men's Gym Pool can be set up for either format, depending on the location of the bulkhead. All meet results for the 1999-2000 season will be designated as either meters or yards.