March 19, 2010
The Bruin swim team had a solid second day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships as Brittany Beauchan, Lauren Hall and the 800 freestyle relay earned All-America honorable mention honors.
Beauchan won the B final of the 100 breaststroke to earn the first All-America honorable mention honor of her career. She placed ninth with a top time of 1:00.90.
Hall posted her highest finish as a Bruin at the national meet with a 13th-place finish in the B final of the 400 IM. Her time of 4:10.55 also gave her the first All-America honorable mention accolade of her career. Hall then swam the leadoff leg of the 14th-place 800 freestyle relay. The team of Hall, Sam Vanden Berge, Laurence Delisle and Bianca Casciari swam 7:11.49 as all four women earned honorable mention All-America honors.
Also on Friday, Delisle finished 37th in the 100 back as she equaled her lifetime-best of 54.42. Vanden Berge placed 22nd in the 200 free (1:48.47). In the 100 fly, Casciari just missed a spot in the final, finishing 17th overall with a time of 53.06. Yasi Jahanshahi was 30th with a lifetime-best swim of 53.47.
The Bruins stand in 22nd-place with 20.5 points. Stanford leads the team competition, followed closely by Georgia and Arizona.
On Saturday, the NCAA Championship concludes with the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform diving and 400 freestyle relay.