Feb. 25, 2010
The Bruin swimming and diving team had another solid day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships as another record fell in the pool, this time by Lauren Hall, who broke her own record in the 200 IM.
In Long Beach at the swimming portion of the meet, Hall swam a lifetime-best and improved NCAA consideration time of 1:58.90 in the 200 IM to finish eighth overall in the A final. Her time broke the UCLA school record, which she set last summer.
In the B final of the 200 IM, Laurence Delisle swam a lifetime-best 1:59.26 (1:59.23 in prelims) to finish 11th overall. Her time moved her to No. 3 in UCLA school history and was an NCAA consideration time. It was also a new freshman record.Bianca Casciari also swam a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time as she won the C final with the No. 4 time in school history (1:59.75).
Of the seven women competing in the 200 IM, five posted lifetime-best marks.
The 500 free was also a great event for the Bruins as Sam Vanden Berge posted the No. 2 time in school history. Her time of 4:44.11 placed second in the B final (10th overall) and was a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time. Alex Sullivan, also in the B final, swam the No. 7 time in school history (4:45.87), a mark which was a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time.
In the C final of the 500 free, Yasi Jahanshahi tallied a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time of 4:48.36 to finish 19th overall. Dani Milligan was 22nd with a season-best 4:51.37 (4:51.02 in prelims), while Rachel Godfred was 24th (4:53.59, lifetime-best). All of UCLA's competitors in the 500 free posted lifetime or season-best marks.
In the 50 free, Emily Andelson finished 16th in the B final with a lifetime-best swim of 23.36. Isabell Fischer finished 19th in the C final with a season-best mark of 23.50. Also in the C final, Madison Fitzgerald finished 22nd (23.71). Kirsten Byers was 26th with a lifetime-best swim of 23.80.
The 200 free relay team of Andelson, Fischer, Delisle and Fitzgerald finished seventh overall with a season-best time of 1:33.16.
Up in Federal Way, WA at the diving portion of the meet, Laura Winn had a huge day on one-meter as she finished sixth with a lifetime-best score of 276.05. Heading into the meet, Winn had a top 1M score of 255.00. Karina Silva finished eighth for the Bruins with a score of 255.85, while Michelle Vale finished just behind Silva in ninth with a score of 243.30. Maggy Boyd was 15th (218.10).
The Bruins stand in fifth-place with 328 points. Stanford leads with 510, followed by California (476), (435) and Arizona (352). ASU is sixth with 206, followed by WSU (170) and OSU (154).
Competition continues on Friday in Washington with the three-meter springboard. Swimming events scheduled for Friday include the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 400 medley relay.