Feb. 24, 2011
For the second consecutive night, a Bruin swimming record has been broken at the 2011 Pac-10 Swimming & Diving Championships. This time, senior Lauren Hall broke her own school record in the 200 IM as the Bruins posted seven improved NCAA cut times, 17 season-bests and nine lifetime-best swims.
Hall won the B final with a season and lifetime-best mark of 1:57.29. That time was an improved NCAA qualifier and lowered her own school record by .64 seconds (old record, 1:57.29), set at last year's Pac-10 meet. Had she been in the A final, Hall's time would have placed fifth overall.
Also in the B final of the 200 IM, sophomore Laurence Delisle swam a season-best and NCAA B time of 1:59.95 to finish 12th overall. Freshman Anna Senko was 15th (2:00.42) and picked up an NCAA B cut time in the event as well. Her prelim swim of 1:59.72 was a season and lifetime-best, as well as the No. 4 time in school history. In the C final, junior Bianca Casciari was 17th overall as she swam a season and lifetime-best and NCAA qualifying time of 1:59.74. That mark ranks fifth all-time in UCLA history.
Senior Sam Vanden Berge was the sole Bruin in an A final and she finished eighth overall with a season and lifetime-best and improved NCAA B time (4:43.69). That time keeps her in the No. 2 position in school history. In the B final, senior Alex Sullivan was 12th (4:46.10). Freshman Lauren Baker had a big day in the event as she first swam nearly a six second PR in the prelim round (4:50.68) and then came back in the C final with another lifetime-best swim, this time 4:49.33. Her time is an NCAA B qualifier. Also in the C final, senior Dani Milligan swam a season-best and NCAA qualifying time of 4:51.33.
In one-meter springboard action, senior Laura Winn led the way as she competed in the final. She posted two season-best lists during the prelims and finals and finished the day eighth overall with a total score of 270.75.
Competition continues on Friday with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, three-meter diving and 400 medley relay. Prelims begin at 11:00 am with finals at 6:00 pm.
Team Scores After 7 Events
1. Stanford, 506.5 pts.
2. Cal, 478 pts.
3. USC, 453.5 pts.
4. UCLA, 336 pts.
5. Arizona, 294 pts.
6. Arizona State, 234 pts.
7. Washington State, 160 pts.
8. Oregon State, 138 pts.