Feb. 22, 2012
The UCLA swimming and diving team started off the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with a bang as they broke the school record in the 200 medley relay on day one of competition in Federal Way, WA.
The foursome of junior Andrea Reigel (backstroke split, 25.43), freshman Allison Gargalikis (breaststroke split, 28.02), junior Stephanie Christofferson (butterfly split, 24.00) and sophomore Kathryn Murphy (freestyle split, 22.03) broke the four year old school record of 1:40.17 set in 2007 by Katie Arnold, Nicolette Teo, Amy Thurman and Anna Poteete. The Bruins came into the meet with a season-best time of 1:40.47 and took nearly one second off that time to finish sixth with a new record of 1:39.48.
In the 800 freestyle relay, junior Laurence Delisle, sophomore Ting Quah, senior Bianca Casciari and sophomore Anna Senko also finished sixth as the Bruins swam a season-best and improved NCAA "B" cut time of 7:11.61. They came into the meet with a top time of 7:15.99.
Cal leads after the first two events with 128 points, followed by Stanford (112). Arizona, Arizona State and USC are tied for third with 104 points, while the Bruins are sixth with 96 points.
Competition at the Pac-12 Championships continues on Thursday with prelims (11:00 am) and finals (6:00 pm) for the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, one-meter diving and 200 free relay.