Swim & Dive Falls to Arizona State in Pac-12 Meet Action

Nov. 11, 2011

Complete Results

The No. 25 swimming and diving team fell to No. 23 Arizona State on Friday in the first Pac-12 meet action for either team. Despite the loss, the Bruins had many successes in the pool, highlighted by seven event wins, one event sweep and four NCAA B times.

Senior Bianca Casciari and sophomore Cynthia Fascella led the way as both tallied triple event wins on Friday. Casciari won the 100 fly (54.78) and then led an event sweep of the 200 fly with an NCAA B cut time of 1:59.62. Fascella won both the 50 free (23.56) and 100 free (50.58). They also were victorious with the 400 freestyle relay that won in an NCAA B cut time of 3:23.74.

Freshman Emma Ivory-Ganja had a big day on three-meter as she won with a near meet record score of 327.30 (meet record is 329.70).

Sophomore Anna Senko tied for first in the 200 back (2:00.49) and was third in the 200 IM (2:05.13)

"We started off pretty slow today, but picked up some momentum after the 200 fly sweep, the 50 free 1-2 finish and Emma's huge performance on 3m," said head coach Cyndi Gallagher. "We have a young team and haven't competed much yet this fall, but every time we race, we have the opportunity to improve."

Other performances of note from the meet:

  • Sophomore Lauren Baker was second in the 1000 free (10:12.29)
  • Sophomore Ting Quah was second in the 200 free (1:50.23) and third in the 100 free (51.08)
  • Freshman Allison Gargalikis was second in the 100 breast (1:03.99)
  • The Bruins swept the 200 fly with Casciari winning and senior Yasi Jahanshahi finished second (2:00.11) and frosh Noelle Tarazona placing third (2:00.54). All three marks are NCAA B cut times.
  • Jahanshahi was also second in the 100 fly (55.00)
  • Sophomore Kathryn Murphy was second in the 50 free (23.57)
  • Sophomore Paulina Guzman was fourth on 3M (264.30) and junior Maggy Boyd was fifth (234.98)
  • Guzman was third on 1M (271.88), while Ivory-Ganja was fourth (260.40)

    The Bruins will continue their Arizona roadtrip on Saturday when they face off with the No. 8 Wildcats in Tucson at noon.

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