Nov. 12, 2011
Diver Paulina Guzman was one of many highlights for the No. 25 Bruin swimming and diving team in Tucson, AZ as the sophomore set a new meet record on three-meter to win the event. UCLA fell to to No. 8 Arizona 172-128, but tallied five event wins, a sweep of the 100 fly and the meet record by Guzman. The Bruins are now 1-2 (0-2 Pac-12) on the season. This was the final dual meet for the 2011 portion of their season.
Guzman posted a score of 314.33 to break the previous meet record of 301.88 set all the way back in 2002 by UCLA's own Regan Gosnell. Guzman won the event and also finished second on one-meter with a score of 259.65.
Senior Bianca Casciari and sophomores Cynthia Fascella, Anna Senko and Ting Quah all posted wins on Saturday. Casciari, who won three events on Friday against ASU, finished first in the 100 fly (55.11) and was second in the 200 fly (1:59.84). After sweeping the 200 fly against the Sun Devils, the Bruins swept the 100 fly against Arizona behind Casciari's win. Junior Stephanie Christofferson was second (55.84) and senior Yasi Jahanshahi was third (55.93). Fascella, also a triple event winner on Friday, won the 50 free with a time of 23.55. Quah placed first in the 200 free (1:50.00) and was also second in both the 100 free (50.83) and 50 free (23.63). Senko captured the 200 back win with a time of 2:01.86.
In the 1000 free, sophomore Lauren Baker was second (10:18.73), while frosh Monica Dornick was third (10:21.09). Baker was also third in the 500 free (5:04.33). Junior Laurence Delisle was third in both the 200 free (1:52.18) and 200 back (2:03.53). In the 100 back, junior Emily Andelson was third (57.39), while frosh Allison Gargalikis was third in the 100 breast (1:05.61). Freshman Noelle Tarazona was second in the 400 IM (4:26.22) and third in the 200 fly (2:03.19).
The 200 freestyle relay team of sophomore Kathryn Murphy, Quah, Fascella and Casciari placed second with a time of 1:33.25.