Feb. 14, 2000
Bruins Taper for Pac-10 Championships
The UCLA women's swimming and diving team will now take the next weekend off from competition as they taper in preparation for the Pac-10 Championships. The Conference swimming championships will take place Feb. 24-26 in Long Beach, Calif., (hosted by Arizona) while the diving championships will be contested on USC's campus over those same dates. Last year, the Bruins finished fifth at the Pac-10 Championships.
UCLA Unable to Snap Trojan Win Streak
The 11th-ranked UCLA women's swimming and diving team kept it close, but was unable to pull off the upset, falling to No. 5 USC by a 158-142 margin on Saturday afternoon at Men's Gym Pool on the UCLA campus.
Once again, the Bruins were led by senior All-American Keiko Price, who earned event titles in the 200 Free, 50 Free and 100 Free, and swam leadoff on UCLA's victorious 400 Free Relay team. For the second consecutive home meet, Price narrowly missed the pool record of 23.01 in the 50 Free, this time turning in a 23.03 for the event title. Price also turned in NCAA B-Standard times in the 200 Free (1:48.87) and 100 Free (50.21), and was the only three-event winner of the meet.
This was the final dual meet of the season for both squads, who will now complete their tapering for the Pac-10 Championships, to be held in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 24-26.
Price Aims to Defend 100 Free Pac-10 Title
Keiko Price, the winner of the 100 Free at last year's Pac-10 Championships, will aim to defend her event title in just under two weeks. Price is undefeated in dual meets in the 100 Free this season, and holds the second-best meters time in the nation in that event. Numerous other Bruins appear in the national rankings, and a full list will appear in next year's release.