Nov. 10, 2007
The 14th-ranked Bruin swimmers and divers lost their first dual meet of the season as they fell to No. 2 Arizona 172-5 to 123.5. The Bruins also competed against UC Irvine and won 199.50-98.50. UCLA is now 5-1 (2-1 Pac-10), while Arizona improves to 4-0 (2-0 Pac-10). The Wildcats improved their overall record against the Bruins to 15-11 all-time.
For the second consecutive meet, Nicolette Teo, Anna Poteete and Marisa Samaniego notched individual wins as Teo won the 100 breast (1:02.56) and Poteete won the 100 free (50.62). Samaniego won both 1M (278.35) and 3M (268.90), the same feat she performed on Friday versus Arizona State.
"Marisa had a really good weekend winning four events," said dive coach Tom Stebbins. "As a team, we looked a little tired in the second event of the day. Overall it was a good meet."
"We had some good swims today," added head coach Cyndi Gallagher. "Emily Bibb raced tough today and that's good to see from a freshman. Arizona is just a really tough team, and we knew that coming in."
Other Bruins with top-3 finishes during the meet were - 400 medley relay, 3rd (3:50.09); 800 free relay, 2nd (7:27.35); Sam Vanden Berge, 1000 free, 3rd (10:15.06); Poteete, 200 free, 3rd (1:50.01) and 50 free, 3rd (23.37); Teo, 200 breast, 2nd (2:15.14); Chiemi Yamamoto, 200 breast, 3rd (2:19.51) and 200 IM, 3rd (2:06.78); Bibb, 500 free, 2nd (4:56.02); Lauren Hall, 500 free, 3rd (5:02.48); Kirsten Byers, 100 fly, 3rd (57.89).
Up next, the divers will head to Bloomington, IN for the Hoosierland Invite, while the swimmers will head to the Nike Cup in Long Beach, CA next Thursday-Saturday.