Dec. 2, 2011
The UCLA swimmers had another solid day of competition at the Texas Invite in Austin on Friday as four NCAA "B" marks were achieved along with 10 season-bests and three lifetime-bests swims posted by the Bruins.
The 200 medley relay team started the night off on a high note as Andrea Reigel, Kelsey Louden, Stephanie Christofferson and Madison Fitzgerald swam a season-best and NCAA "B" time of 1:41.87 to finish eighth overall.
Karoline Sanderud then highlighted the team in the 400 IM as she finished 18th overall with a season-best and NCAA "B" mark of 4:16.45. Bianca Casciari was 20th with a time of 4:21.56, while Lauren Baker was 27th (4:20.92).
In the 200 free, Kathryn Murphy was the top finisher for UCLA as she swam in the D Final, finishing 30th overall with a time of 1:50.71 (1:50.62 in prelims).
Emily Weir had a big night in the 100 breast as she finished 22nd overall, while swimming in the C Final. She swam 1:03.85 in the final, but swam a lifetime and season-best of 1:03.10 in the prelims. In the D Final, Louden finished 28th (1:04.35) and Paige Treleven was 30th (1:04.64) as both women tallied season-best marks.
The 100 back was another solid event for UCLA as Anna Senko won the C Final with a season-best and NCAA "B" time of 54.70. Andrea Reigel (22nd, 55.32), Annie Stefanec (23rd, 55.45) and Jesse Bergman (2th, 55.77/55.06 in prelims) also posted season-best times. Bergman's prelim mark was a lifetime-best. Yasi Jahanshahi won the D Final with a lifetime-best and NCAA "B" mark of 55.05. Laurence Delisle, also in the D Final, was 30th overall with a time of 56.82 (56.18 in prelims).
Competition concludes on Saturday at the Texas Invite.