Nov. 13, 2010
The UCLA swimming and diving team suffered their first loss of the season after falling to Arizona 168-132 on Saturday in dual meet action. Despite the loss, the Bruins had some impressive times, posting 24 season-best marks, two event sweeps, four event wins and one meet record during the competition. UCLA is now 7-1 (2-1 Pac-10) on the season.
Junior Yasi Jahanshahi was a double event winner for the second consecutive day as she won both the 100 fly (54.49) and 200 fly (1:59.61) events. She is undefeated in both fly events this season. The Bruins swept the 200 fly behind Jahanshahi's win. Placing second was Bianca Casciari (2:00.63) and Stephanie Christofferson (2:02.21, season-best).
Senior Lauren Hall also had a big meet as she won the 200 IM with a new facility and meet record, swimming a season-best and NCAA "B" time of 2:01.01. She was also second in the 200 breast with a season-best and NCAA "B" swim of 2:14.15. She then ended her day as the anchor leg of the 400 free relay that placed second with a season-best time of 3:25.15. Also on that relay were Cynthia Fascella, Kathryn Murphy and Emily Andelson.
Brittany Beauchan won the 200 breaststroke (2:14.82) as she remains undefeated in that event.
The 200 medley relay team of Reigel, Beauchan, Jahanshahi and Murphy swam a season-best and NCAA "B" time of 1:42.23 to finish second overall.
The Bruin swimmers will head to Long Beach and the Belmont Olympic Plaza Pool next for the Arena Invitational (Nov. 18-20), while the divers will be off from competition until the Texas Invite (Dec. 2-4).