Relays, Senko Highlight Day Two of AT&T Winter Nationals
Nov. 30, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas - The UCLA swimming team got back on the podium four times on Friday on day two of the AT&T Winter National Championships. The Bruins finished sixth in the 200 Medley Relay, and fourth and eighth in the 800 Free Relay, while junior Anna Senko was eighth in the 400 IM.
Senior Laurence Delisle, sophomore Jessica Khojasteh and juniors Ting Quah and Cynthia Fascella just missed out on the Top 8 in the 200 Medley Relay preliminiaries by .07 seconds (1:43.03), but thanks to a drop out of another team, the Bruins grabbed the final spot. With juniors Jesse Bergman and Kathryn Murphy subbing in for Delisle and Fascella, UCLA posted a time of 1:40.74 to finish sixth.
Senko reached her second final of the weekend after swimming the seventh-best time of 4:12.86 in the 400 IM prelims. She finished eighth in the final with a mark of 4:14.60.
UCLA was unable to make the A final in the 100 Butterfly, but Quah swam a 54.07 in the B final, while Tarazona had a 54.69 in the C final.
The day ended with the Bruins finishing fourth and eighth in the 800 Freestyle Relay. Quah, Senko, Delisle and Murphy went 7:13.76 to place fourth, while Baker, seniors Rachel Godfred and Molly Fitzgerald and sophomore Taylor Carlson had a time of 7:26.34 to finish eighth.
The meet concludes on Saturday with prelims and finals of the 200 Backstroke, the 100 Freestyle, the 200 Breaststroke, the 200 Butterfly, the 1650 Freestyle and the 400 Freestyle Relay.
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