Dec. 5, 2010
On the final day of competition at the Texas Invite in Austin, the Bruin swimming and diving team had some huge performances with Sam Vanden Berge and Brittany Beauchan leading the way. On the day, UCLA had nine NCAA qualifying times and 15 season-best performances.
Vanden Berge started off the night session with a big win in the 1650 free as she swam a season-best by 20 seconds with an NCAA B cut time of 16:16.70. Dani Milligan also swam an NCAA B time as she was fourth with a mark of 16:35.84. Briana Meyer was 11th with a season-best by 23 seconds (17:19.89).
Beauchan tallied UCLA's first NCAA auto mark of the year as she was second in the 200 breast with a four second season-best time of 2:09.69. Lauren Hall was ninth with a season-best and NCAA B time of 2:13.50. Milligan was 14th and swam a five second season-best in the prelims (2:18.93). Paige Treleven wrapped up the Bruin performers in the 200 breast with her own season-best swim of 2:18.82 (18th).
Yasi Jahanshahi led the way in the 200 fly as she was third with a season-best and NCAA B time of 1:58.20. Karoline Sanderud had a big swim as she had a career night in the event, posting the No. 8 mark in UCLA history (1:58.73). The mark was also an NCAA B cut time. Bianca Casciari was 5th with a season-best of 1:58.77, Hall was ninth with a time of 1:58.93 and Stephanie Christofferson was 10th with a season-best of 1:59.79. All three women also achieved an NCAA B cut mark.
In the 100 free, Sullivan (22nd, 51.07) and Madison Fitzgerald (27th, 51.79) each posted season-best marks.
Williams swam a season-best by almost three second in the 200 back (2:05.78), finishing 17th overall.
In tower diving, Laura Winn was the sole competitor for the Bruins and she finished 10th with a score of 217.70.
With the completion of the Texas Invite, the Bruins have now wrapped up their 2010 portion of the schedule. They will return to the pool in January.