Vandenberg Swims to All-American Honors in the 100 Butterfly

March 17, 2006

NCAA Day 2 Results
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Senior Kim Vandenberg highlighted the Bruins on the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships with a 10th-place finish in the 100 Butterfly to earn All-American honors. Her time of 53.87 was the No. 2 time in the Consolation final, picking up seven points for UCLA as she picked up the 15th All-American honor of her career.

The Bruins stand in 22nd-place after 14 events with 25 points. Georgia took the lead with 379 points, followed by Auburn in second with 326 points and Arizona in third with 315 points.

The 200 Medley Relay team of junior Katie Arnold, senior Eileen Seissen, junior Amy Thurman and freshman Anna Poteete finished 15th in a time of 1:41.06, picking up four points for the Bruins.

The 800 Freestyle Relay team of Vandenberg, junior Katie Nelson, Poteete and sophomore Chiemi Yamamoto also finished 15th in a time of 7:19.48.

Yamamoto also placed 26th in the 400 IM, swimming 4:20.07.

In the 200 Freestyle, Nelson placed 32nd in a season-best time of 1:49.10, while Poteete placed 47th in a season-best 1:49.47.

Senior Eileen Seissen placed 23rd in the 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:02.78, while sophomore Nicolette Teo was 32nd in 1:03.40.

Arnold was charged with a falste start in the 100 Backstroke and was subsequently disqualified from that event.

In Three-Meter Diving action, freshman Marisa Samaniego placed 32nd with a score of 248.10 points.

Saturday will mark the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships as seven events are on the schedule. Prelims begin at 8:00 am (PST), while finals start at 4:00 pm (PST). Events tomorrow are - 1650 Free (final only in the night session), 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, Platform Diving and 100 Free.

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