Cross-Town Rival USC Up Next for Bruins

Women's swimming prepares for last dual of season.

Keiko Price leads the Bruins against USC Saturday.

Feb. 8, 2000

Men's Gym Pool Hosts Last Swimming Dual of Season
Following an off-weekend, the Bruins return to competition once more, in their final dual meet of the 1999-2000 season, playing host to rival USC. Diving competition will begin at 11 a.m. at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, and the swimming dual is scheduled to start at Noon at Men's Gym Pool. The dual will be contested in short course, meters, and will be UCLA's final competition prior to the Pac-10 Championships.

Bruins Defeat Stanford for the First Time in History
For the first time in program history, the UCLA women's swimming and diving team defeated Stanford in dual meet competition on Jan. 28 at Men's Gym Pool. The dual was contested in short course, meters. Senior Keiko Price won every event she participated in, the 50 and 100 Free individually, as well as swimming anchor for the 200 Medly Relay and leadoff for the 200 Free Relay. The Bruin breaststrokers also came through impressively, as Jen Noddle and Lyndee Hovsepian finished 1-2 in both the 100 and 200 Breast. Stanford took its first lead of the dual after 3-meter diving, taking a 132-131 advantage into the 200 IM and a 143-139 advantage into the final event, the 200 Free Relay. The winner of the final relay would win the dual meet, and the Bruins came through, as the team of Price, Erica Shugart, Beth Goodwin and LeAnne Cadag won the event in 1:45.05. UCLA's second relay of Brighid Dwyer, Beth Boehm, Jie Lee and Erin Zehntner out-touched Stanford for second place, finishing in 1:50.18.

UCLA Falls to Cal, Dual Tied Heading into Final Event
For the second straight day at Men's Gym Pool, the dual meet came down to the final event. Unfortunately, the Bruins were unable to pull off the same kind of magic against Cal as they had on Friday against Stanford.

The dual, contested in short course, yards, was a back-and-forth affair complete with three lead changes in the team score. One of the more exciting finishes of the day happened in the 200 Free, where Bruin senior Keiko Price was out-touched by Cal's Joscelin Yeo by a 1:48.93-1:48.94 margin. Price did win her other two individual events, the 50 Free and 100 Free, and swam leadoff on UCLA's 400 Free Relay. Price's 50 Free time of 23.09 was just shy of the pool record of 23.01, set by Stanford's Jenny Thompson in 1994. UCLA's other multiple event winner was freshman Erin Zehntner, who took the 1000 and 500 Free, and finished third in the 200 Free, just minutes after completing the 1000. The dual was tied, 141-141, heading into the 400 Free Relay, which Cal won in a pool record time of 3:23.49.

Divers Have Strong Performance at Bruin Invitational
Diving for both dual meets was held in conjunction with the Bruin Diving Invitational at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. In invitational action, UCLA freshman Heidi Prosser finished second in the 1-Meter invitational, while teammates Anne Baghramian and Liz Ackerman joined her in the top-10, finishing fourth and sixth, respectively.

In Saturday's action, Prosser was UCLA's top finisher in the three-meter competition. Prosser was fifth with Baghramian finishing sixth. Baghramian was fifth in platform competition with Chrissie Amorosia finishing sixth.