Senior Ting Quah won three races on Friday, while senior Paulina Guzman claimed the 3-Meter diving event, but the 17th-ranked Bruins dropped a 180-120 decision to #4 Stanford at Spieker Aquatics Center.
The Cardinal (8-0 in dual meets, 5-0 in Pac-12) won each of the first two races, the 1000 Freestyle and the 200 Medley Relay. In the 1000 Free, senior Lauren Baker was second with a 9:51.56, while junior Kacey Milligan placed third (10:10.57), both posting season bests. The Bruins (8-2 in dual meets, 5-2 Pac-12) were third in the 200 Medley Relay, as freshman Linnea Mack, junior Jessica Khojasteh, sophomore Katie Kinnear and senior Kathryn Murphy recorded a mark of 1:41.75.
Quah posted her first victory of the meet in the 200 Free with a time of 1:48.51. Senior Anna Senko placed third (1:50.75), while junior Monica Dornick earned points with a fifth-place showing (1:51.75). Stanford would claim each of the next four events prior to the first break, including a pool-record swim for Felicia Lee in the 100 Backstroke (53.35).
Freshman Madison White was second in the 100 Back with a time of 55.19, while Mack was fourth (55.85). In the 100 Breast, the Bruins tied for third between Khojasteh and freshman Ashley Tse (1:04.59), while freshman Brigitte Winkler was fifth (1:05.33).
In the 200 Butterfly, the Bruins had a 2-3 finish, as Kinnear recorded a 1:58.06 and junior Noelle Tarazona notched a 1:59.98. In the 50 Free, UCLA had a 3-4-5 showing, as Murphy went 23.44, followed by Dornick (season-best 23.60) and Mack (23.81).
Stanford won the 1-Meter diving event, with the Bruins placing second, fifth and sixth. Freshman Annika Lenz was second (266.90), followed by Guzman (253.05) and freshman Danni Repper (season-best 235.75). Rounding out the UCLA fivesome were sophomore Montana Monahan (220.55) and senior Haley McNamara (204.65).
Quah came out of the swimming break with her second victory of the afternoon in the 100 Free with a time of 50.51. The Bruins also had the third- and fourth-place finishers with Dornick and Murphy swimming identical marks of 51.43.
The next three races went to the Cardinal. White (1:59.38) and Kinnear (2:01.34) went 2-3 in the 200 Back, while Senko was fifth (2:01.70). UCLA had a 3-4-5 finish in the 200 Breast, as Khojasteh went 2:17.54, followed by junior Taylor Carlson (2:21.67) and Tse (2:22.33). In the 500 Free, Baker finished second (4:53.70), Milligan was fourth (4:59.33) and freshman Michaela Merlihan fifth (4:59.77).
Quah made it 3-for-3 in the 100 Fly prior to the second break with a time of 54.00. Tarazona was fifth (55.46). Guzman gave the Bruins a split in the diving events with a season-high 312.90 in the 3-Meter, leading a 1-2 UCLA finish, with Lenz placing second (276.35). Repper was fifth (season-best 239.40), followed by McNamara (235.95) and Monahan (211.95).
Stanford wrapped up the meet with wins in the 200 Individual Medley and the 400 Free Relay. Senko was second (2:04.04) and Tarazona (2:05.46) fifth. The Bruins had a second-place finish in the 400 Free Relay, with Quah, Mack, Murphy and Dornick going 3:21.61, which would have set a Spieker Aquatics Center record had the Cardinal not finished .07 faster at 3:21.54.
The Bruins host #1 California on Saturday at Spieker. The meet will be televised on tape delay by Pac-12 Networks. Racing will start at 11:35 a.m. In addition, UCLA will host a Women's and Men's Platform diving event at 12 p.m.