Women's Diving Team To Compete At Trojan Invitational This Weekend

Nov. 15, 1999

LOS ANGELES -- After competing against Pac-10 foes Arizona and Arizona State last weekend, the Bruin women's diving team returns to action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, participating in the Trojan Diving Invitational at USC. Trials are at 10 a.m. each day, while finals will take place at 1 p.m. The UCLA women's swimmers will take two weekends off before returning to action with a split squad traveling to the Speedo Cup, Texas Invitational and Chris Vonk Invitational.

Sun Devils Post One-Point Win over 12th-ranked Bruins.
In the team's first conference action of the 1999-2000 season, the No. 12 Bruin women's swimming and diving team lost a squeaker to Arizona State last Friday, an event contested in meters. UCLA's Keiko Price was the team's only swimmer to earn individual victories, taking the 50 Freestyle in 25.87, and the 100 Free in 56.36. The Bruin 400 Medley Relay team also earned an event victory, finishing in 4:10.53.

Several Bruins narrowly missed event titles, with Nicole Beck finishing with a 2:16.69 in the 200 Back compared to a 2:15.90 winning time. Similarly, Erin Zehntner was second in the 400 Free with a 4:17.96, where the winning time was 4:17.16.

Diving action for the dual meet was contested at Arizona, where Anne Baghramian won the 3-Meter with a score of 429.60.

Second-Ranked Arizona Defeats Bruins 186-122.
On Saturday, UCLA competed against the No. 2 Wildcat women's swimming and diving team in a short course, yards dual meet. Three Bruins won event titles on the day, as Price led the way once again, winning the 50 Free (23.38) and 100 Free (50.65). Price's time in both events exceeds the NCAA's 'B-Standard' for short course yards. Junior Beth Goodwin was the second swimmer to earn an event title, winning the 100 Butterfly in a time of 55.35, which is also superior to the 'B-Standard' in that event.

Bruin divers also earned an event title, as freshman Regan Gosnell won the 1-meter competition with a score of 227.55 with teammate and fellow freshman Heidi Prosser just behind her at 224.50. Baghramian was UCLA's top finisher in the 3-meter, finishing second with a score of 429.60.

Meters vs. Yards
UCLA's swim meets this season will be conducted in either short course yards or short course meters formats, with one of each being contested this past weekend. 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.

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