Jan. 28, 2012
The UCLA swimming and diving team fell to No. 1 Cal on Saturday in Pac-12 dual meet action. Despite the loss, the Bruins had some big performances including 11 season-best marks and five event wins. Cal won with a score of 177-122.
Leading the way for the team were diver Paulina Guzman and swimmer Yasi Jahanshahi as both posted double individual event wins. Guzman won both the 1M (265.50) and 3M (296.40) springboard competitions, while Jahanshahi won both the 100 (54.68) and 200 (1:58.52) butterfly events.
Also posting a win on Saturday was Anna Senko as she touched out Stanford's Cindy Tran in the 200 back to win with a mark of 2:00.51.
Emily Andelson was the top Bruin finisher in the 100 back as she placed third with a time of 56.33. Allison Gargalikis was second in the 100 breast (1:02.81) and fifth in the 200 breast with a season-best swim of 2:22.96.
In the 200 fly, Jahanshahi got the win and Tarazona was second overall (1:59.58) as both women finished ahead of Cal's Olympian Sara Isakovic. Tarazona was also second in the 100 fly with a time of 55.27.
Kathryn Murphy finished second in both the 50 (23.19) and 100 (50.07) freestyles, while Cynthia Fascella was third in both (23.30/50.23). In the 500 free, Karoline Sanderud swam a season-best of 4:59.58 to finish third overall. Laurence Delisle was the top finisher for UCLA in the 200 IM as she was second with a time of 2:03.08.
Guzman led a 1-2 finish on one-meter as Emma Ivory-Ganja finished second with a season-best total of 262.28. On three-meter, Haley McNamara notched her qualifier for the NCAA Zone E Championships as she posted a season-high score of 286.35 for third-place overall. UCLA has now qualified Guzman, Ivory-Ganja and McNamara to the zone meet.
The Bruins will train for the next two weeks before hosting USC in the final home meet of the season on February 10th and 11th. Three-meter springboard will be held on Friday, while the remainder of the meet will run on Saturday beginning at noon.