Nov. 14, 2000
Bruins On The Road This Weekend
The UCLA women's swimming and diving team returns to action this Friday, Nov. 17 to participate in the three-day Northwestern Invitational in Evanston, IL. The diving team will compete in the two-day Trojan Invite on Thursday, Nov. 16 and then will join the swimming team on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 in Evanston. Both meets are scheduled to last the duration of the day.
UCLA Defeats Top Ranked Arizona Wildcats On Saturday
The UCLA women's swimming and diving team remained undefeated on the season after posting an impressive 159-90 victory over top ranked Arizona on Saturday. UCLA improved to 4-0 and 2-0 in the Pac-10. Diving events were contested at USC's McDonald's Swim Complex. Swimming events were contested in short course, yards.
Senior Beth Goodwin swam superbly as she shaved .63 seconds of her NCAA qualifying time from Friday's victory over Arizona State to claim the 100 Fly with a time of 54.41. Freshman Sara Platzer swam with the confidence of an upper classman and remained undefeated on the season after winning both the 50 free (23.67) and 100 free (50.49). Platzer was also the runner-up in the 200 Free (1:48.96). Platzer's times in the 100 and 200 Free met the NCAA qualifying standard.
Coach Tom Stebbins' diving corps came through in a big way as freshman Michelle Brown took the one-meter crown with a score of 264.45 and the three-meter with a point total of 255.00. Brown's one-meter total met the qualifying standard for the NCAA Zone E Meet.
Other notable performances included: Jen Noddle won the 200 Breast (2:17.13) and was the runner-up in the 100 Breast (1:04.83), Freshman Brooke Winkler captured the 400 IM title (4:20.78), LeAnne Cadag was the runner-up in the 200 Free (1:48.96), and Erin Zehntner claimed a pair of third-place finishes in the 500 Free (4:59.21) and the 1000 Free (10:06.18).
Bruins Defeat Arizona State In Pac-10 Opener
The UCLA women's swimming and diving team opened up Pac-10 action on a strong note, defeating Arizona State, 179-118 on Friday afternoon at Men's Gym Pool. UCLA improved its dual meet record to 3-0 (1-0 Pac-10) on the season. Diving events were contested at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Swimming events were contested in short course, yards.
Senior Beth Goodwin was the real standout of the meet as she claimed the 100 Fly title in an NCAA qualifying time of 55.04. Goodwin's time is one of the best times in the country thus far. Freshman Sara Platzer continued her sensational freshman campaign after capturing event titles in the 100 Free (51.01) and 200 free (1:52.15). The Bruins claimed victories in 14 of the 16 official events.
In diving, sophomore Regan Gosnell won the one-meter (256.50) and was the runner-up in the three-meter (275.55) competition. Both scores qualifies Gosnell for the NCAA Zone E Meet.