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Baker Breaks School Record in the 1650 Free to Close NCAA's
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/23/2013

March 23, 2013

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2012-2013 UCLA Swimming & Diving Media Guide

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - In the Bruins' final individual swim of the NCAA Championships, junior Lauren Baker broke the school record in the 1650 Freestyle, while in the final diving event, sophomore Emma Ivory-Ganja placed seventh in the Platform.

Baker's 10th-place finish in a time of 16:04.18 eclipsed the previous school best in the mile by Sam Vanden Berge at the 2011 NCAA's (16:04.81).

In the Platform, Ivory-Ganja was seventh after the first five dives with a total of 280.50 to advance to the championship final, where she also finished seventh with a score of 283.45.

In the morning, senior Andrea Reigel got the day started in the 200 Backstroke preliminaries, posting a time of 1:57.47 (45th). That was followed by a pair of Bruins in the 100 Free, as junior Ting Quah (28th, 49.17) just beat out fellow junior Kathryn Murphy (32nd, 49.19).

In the 200 Butterfly, three Bruins were represented, with sophomore Noelle Tarazona just missing the consolation final with a 17th-place finish and a time of 1:56.61. Junior Anna Senko was 29th at 1:58.28, while senior Stephanie Christofferson was 40th at 1:59.21. The final swim of the weekend came from the 400 Freestyle Relay squad, which finished 15th. Murphy, Quah, freshman Katie Kinnear and Senko posted a time of 3:18.58.

As a team, the Bruins finished 17th with 54 points, the program's best finish since the 2006-2007 season when they placed 15th with 55.5 points.


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