Feb. 27, 2010
For the fourth and final day, the Bruin swimming and diving team had record-breaking performances in the pool to cap off an impressive Pac-10 Conference meet. On Saturday, Karina Silva and Laurence Delisle broke records as the Bruins finished fifth overall in the team competition.
Silva got the Bruins off to a hot start in Federal Way, WA as she broke not only the school record but the Pac-10 Conference and championship meet record on tower during the prelim round. Her score of 312.7 broke Tess Schofield's 2007 record of 299.05. After finishing first in the prelim, Silva ended the day second overall with a score of 265.70. Teammate Laura Winn also had a career day as she finished third with a score of 265.40. Like Silva, Winn's big performance came in the prelims with her lifetime-best score of 272.10. She came into the meet with a best score of 252.05.
Back in Long Beach at the swimming portion of the meet, freshman Laurence Delisle broke her second class record (she broke the 200 IM on Thursday), this time in the 200 back. She posted the time in the prelim round, swimming the No. 2 mark in school history (1:55.48, NCAA consideration). Delisle then finished fifth overall in the A final with a time of 1:55.72.
Also in the 200 back, freshman Andrea Reigel had a career day as she finished 14th in the B final with a lifetime-best swim of 1:57.50 (#6 all-time at UCLA). Senior Isabell Fischer, who was in the C final, finished 19th with a time of 1:58.51.
Freshman Emily Andelson was the top finisher for the Bruins in the 100 free as she finished 13th in the B final with a season-best time of 50.35. Junior Alex Sullivan swam a lifetime-best 50.58 to finish 20th in the C final.
Junior Brittany Beauchan led the way in the 200 breast as she placed fourth in a time of 2:10.53, just missing All-Pac-10 honors. Junior Lauren Hall won the B final with a lifetime-best 2:12.11 to finish ninth overall (#4 all-time at UCLA), while sophomore Kelsey Louden was 14th,(2:14.96). In the prelims of the breaststroke, Louden swam a lifetime-best of 2:13.98 for No. 6 all-time in UCLA history. Both Hall and Louden's times were improved NCAA consideration marks.
In the A final of the 200 fly, sophomore Bianca Casciari placed fifth with a lifetime-best swim of 1:55.30. That mark ranks second all-time at UCLA and was an improved NCAA consideration time. Sophomore Yasi Jahanshahi won the B final with a time of 1:57.25. Freshman Karoline Sanderud finished 15th (2:00.43). Sanderud swam a lifetime-best 1:57.05 in the prelim rounds. Freshman Rachel Godfred was 23rd in the C final with a time of 2:01.52.
Junior Sam Vanden Berge had a huge swim in the 1650 freestyle as she placed fifth with a lifetime-best 16:14.24. That mark moves her to No. 2 all-time at UCLA and is a solid NCAA consideration time. Her previous best in the event was 16:23.94. Sophomore Dani Milligan finished 12th with a season-best time of 16:41.34. Freshman Briana Meyer finished 16th (16:50.39), while teammate Godfred placed.
The 400 free relay team of Andleson, Delisle, Sullivan and Lauren Hall placed fifth with a season-best time of 3:21.56.
In all, the Bruins set school records in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM, 800 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay and on tower. Freshman class records were set in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 backstroke.
Final Team Scores
1. Stanford, 1489 pts.
2. California, 1341 pts.
3. USC, 1298.5 pts.
4. Arizona, 1223.5 pts.
5. UCLA, 1015 pts.
6. Arizona State, 635.5 pts.
7. Oregon State, 413 pts.
8. Washington State, 318.5 pts.