Bruin Swimming Defeats San Diego, 173-88.
Nov. 8, 2003
Men's Gym Pool - The defending Pac-10 Champion UCLA Bruins hosted the San Diego Toreros in the first home meet of the season. On the day, UCLA scored 173 points, winning all 14 short course meters events. San Diego tallied 88 points. With the victory, the Bruins have an overall undefeated record of 6-0 against the Toreros. On the season, UCLA is now 3-0 overall, 1-0 in Pac-10 competition.
Leading the way for the Bruins were double event winners, seniors Sara Platzer and Naoko Watanabe, sophomore Kim Vandenberg and freshman Jane Imagane. Platzer won both the 200m and 50m Free. In the 200m Free, she swam 2:03.54 and in the 50m Free, she won in 26.22. Both times are NCAA 'B' cut qualifying times. Watanabe won the 100 and 200m Back. In the 100m Back, she swam 1:03.14 and 2:15.88 in the 200m Back (NCAA 'B' cut time). Vandenberg continued her success from last season. In her first individual event of the day, she swam a NCAA 'A' cut qualifying time of 2:11.82 in the 200m Fly. In the 100m Fly, she won in 1:00.98 (NCAA 'B' cut time). Imagane won the 800m Free in 8:47.44 and the 400m Free in 4:19.36.
Also victorious were the Bruin relays. The 200m Medley Relay team of Watanabe, Amy Thurman, Kristen Lewis and Malin Svahnstrom won in 1:51.81 (NCAA 'B' cut qualifying time). The 200m Free Relay team of Jeannette Nieto, Platzer, Kellin Chatfield and Kristen Tinney won in 1:49.75.
Other individual winners for the Bruins were seniors Leslie Hovsepian and Svahnstrom, sophomore Shellene Catalano and freshman Amy Thurman. Hovsepian won the 100m Breast in 1:14.03. Svahnstrom won the 200m IM in 2:18.73. Catalano won the 200m Breast in 2:36.70. And, Thurman won the 100m Free in 58.24.
Up next for the Bruins are Arizona State and Arizona. UCLA will face off against Arizona State on Friday, November 14, in Tempe, AZ at 2:00 PM. The next day, the Bruins will face the Wildcats in Tucson at 1:00 PM.
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