Nov. 20, 2010
The UCLA swimmers wrapped up competition at the Arena Invitational on Saturday and again posted fast times in the pool as 23 season-bests and four NCAA "B" cut marks were achieved on the final day of competition.
The distance swimmers started off the Bruins on a high note as senior Sam Vanden Berge finished fifth overall with an NCAA "B" cut time of 16:36.69 and freshman Lauren Baker was ninth with a time of 16:49.59.
In the 200 back, 8 of 11 swimmers competing in the event posted season-best times. Freshman Anna Senko led the way in the consol final as she finished 10th with a season-best and NCAA "B" time of 1:58.77. In the bonus final, frosh Jesse Bergman was 20th with a season-best time of 2:01.82 and sophomores Andrea Reigel (21st, 2:02.18) and Laurence Delisle (22nd, 2:02.20) also swam season-best marks.
The 100 free also saw nearly every swimmer post season-best marks as frosh Cynthia Fascella led the way, placing 17th in the bonus final with a time of 50.43.
Senior Brittany Beauchan was the top finisher for UCLA in the 100 breast as she placed fifth in the championship final (2:13.60). Junior Kelsey Louden was 17th (2:16.27) and senior Lauren Hall was 22nd (2:20.65) in the bonus final.
Junior Yasi Jahanshahi was fourth in the championship final of the 200 fly, swimming 1:58.73. In the consol final, sophomore Karoline Sanderud was 12th (2:01.01, season-best) and sophomore Stephanie Christofferson placed 13th (2:01.94, season-best). Junior Bianca Casciari was 19th (2:02.49) and Baker was 23rd (2:04.95) in the bonus final.
The Bruin swimmers and divers will next head to Austin, TX for the Texas Invitational Dec. 2-4.