Nov. 16, 2011
The No. 25 UCLA swimming and diving team will split this weekend as the swimmers head to Long Beach for the Arena Invitational and the divers travel to Tucson for the Wildcat Diving Invitational.
The Arena Invite features UCLA, Arizona State, BYU, Cal, CSU Bakersfield, Fresno State, Hawai'i, LMU, Oregon State, Pacific, Pepperdine, San Diego State, San Jose State, Stanford, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and San Diego.
The three-day meet runs from Thursday to Saturday with prelims beginning around 10:30 or 11:00 am each day and finals. Finals will begin around 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 pm on Saturday.
For complete meet information, click here.
The Bruin swimmers have tallied four NCAA "B" times this season - the 400 freestyle relay (3:23.74) and three 200 fly marks (Casciari-1:59.62; Jahanshahi-2:00.11; Tarazona-2:00.54).
The divers will return to Tucson after competing there this past weekend in a dual meet. The meet runs Friday through Saturday. Three-meter action will be on Friday, followed by one-meter on Saturday and tower on Sunday.
Last weekend against the Arizona schools, Paulina Guzman and Emma Ivory-Ganja had some big performances. Ivory-Ganja just barely missed the 3M record against ASU with a score of 327.30, while Guzman broke the meet record against the Wildcats, scoring 314.33. Both women have qualified for the NCAA Zone E Championship meet, which is in early March and qualifies divers to the NCAA Championships.
The meet features the Bruins, Arizona State, Arizona, Air Force, Northern Arizona, Buffalo, Stanford, UC San Diego, Cal, Utah, BYU, Wyoming, New Mexico, Boise State, Reno, UNLV and Tulane.