Feb. 26, 2010
For the third straight day the Bruins blazed through the pool at the Pac-10 Championships as five school records fell on Friday evening. School records were set in the 400 IM (school and frosh), 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay.
The Bruins started off strong in the 400 IM as Karoline Sanderud set a new freshman record with her 11th-place swim in the B final. Her time of 4:14.90 was a lifetime-best by over eight seconds and an NCAA consideration time. The mark also ranks fourth all-time in school history.
In the A final, Lauren Hall broke her own school record with a fifth-place swim of 4:08.71. It was a lifetime-best by nearly two seconds and an improved NCAA consideration time. Dani Milligan finished eighth in the A final with a season-best and improved NCAA consideration time of 4:15.49.
The 100 fly also saw a record fall as Bianca Casciari touched 10th in the B final with a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time of 52.62. In the C final, Kirsten Byers had a big swim as she posted a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time of 53.65. Her mark ranks seventh all-time at UCLA. Also in the C final, Yasi Jahanshahi finished 20th with a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time of 53.83, moving to eighth all-time in school history.
In the third event of the night, the 200 freestyle, Alex Sullivan raced to a new school record time of 1:46.92. The time was a lifetime-best and an NCAA consideration time. Teammate Sam Vanden Berge finished 13th with the No. 7 mark all-time at UCLA, swimming a lifetime-best of 1:47.68.
Brittany Beauchan earned all-conference honors with her third-place swim in the 100 breaststroke, swimming 1:00.84. Kelsey Louden swam a lifetime-best 1:02.53 in the B final to finish 11th, while Lindsey Marchand was 18th (1:02.94).
Laurence Delisle led the way in the 100 back as she finished 14th with a lifetime-best mark of 54.45. Her time also moved her to No. 6 at UCLA in the event. Isabell Fischer finished 15th (54.65) overall. In the C final, Andrea Reigel had a huge day, swimming the No. 5 time in school history (54.23) to finish 17th overall.
The 400 medley relay capped off the record-breaking night with the top time in school history. The foursome of Fischer, Beauchan, Casciari and Delisle finished sixth with a season-best and NCAA consideration time of 3:38.38.
Up in Federal Way, WA at the diving portion of the meet, Michelle Vale led the way with her lifetime-best score on three-meter. She finished ninth overall with a score of 285.45 (old best, 279.15). Karina Silva was 12th (259.70), Laura Winn was 13th (255.60) and Maggy Boyd was 14th (247.00) to round out the Bruin diving team.
After three days of competing, the team scores are as follows:
1. Stanford, 988
2. California, 921
3. USC, 842.5
4. Arizona, 809
5. UCLA, 644.5
6. Arizona State, 424
7. Oregon State, 317
8. Washington State, 237
Competition concludes on Saturday with the tower competition in Washington, while swimming events in Long Beach include the 1650 free, 200 butterfly, 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay.