Nov. 8, 1999
Bruins Travel to Arizona For Two Dual Meets
It's time for the first Pac-10 action of the 1999-2000 season, as the Bruin swimming and diving team travels to Arizona State and Arizona for two conference dual meets. The Bruins are 3-0 in dual meets so far this season, and posted a second-place finish at the SMU Invitational last weekend.
UCLA Earns Runner-Up Finish at SMU Invitational
The UCLA women turned in a second-place finish this past weekend at the 1999 Women's Swimming and Diving Classic, hosted by SMU at Perkins Natatorium. UCLA finished with 296 team points, just 21 behind team champion Wisconsin and 12 points in front of perennial NCAA contender Texas.
Highlights of the meet for the Bruins came with Lyndee Hovsepian earning the 200 Breast title in 2:16.14 and the 100 Breast title with a 1:03.80. Keiko Price earned the 50 Free title with a 23.02, and missed out on the 100 Free title by the slimmest of margins, as Colleen Lanne (Texas) touched in at 50.35, while Price clocked a 50.36 for second place. The 400 Medley Relay team of LeAnne Cadag, Hovsepian, Beth Goodwin and Price finished first in 3:47.62.
Bruins Down UC San Diego, USD in Double Dual
The remainder of UCLA's split squad traveled to La Jolla for a double dual meet against UC San Diego and San Diego on Nov. 6. The Bruins defeated each team by a margin of more than 100 points, scoring a 208-86 victory over UCSD and a 199-95 win over the Tritons.
Several Bruins earned event titles on the afternoon, including Erin Thomas (500 Free, 1000 Free), Beth Boehm (200 Free), Nicole Beck (100 Back, 200 Back), Julia Voitovitsch (100 Fly, 200 Fly), Erica Shugart (50 Free, 100 Free), Stacy Kearney (200 IM), Anne Baghramian (1 Meter Diving), Regan Gosnell (3 Meter Diving), and the 200 Medley Relay team of Beck, Tracy Kinsch, Brighid Dwyer and Shugart.
Meters vs. Yards
Both of last week's meets were contested on a short course, yards format, but pay close attention to Bruin times as the season progresses. The 2000 NCAA Championships will be contested on a short course, meters, and several Bruin dual meets will use this same format throughout the year. UCLA's Men's Gym Pool can be set up for either format, depending on the location of the bulkhead. All meet results for the 1999-2000 season will be designated as either meters or yards.