Vandenberg Swims to All-American Honors in the 100 Butterfly

March 17, 2006

Senior Kim Vandenberg highlighted the Bruins on the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships with a 10th-place finish in the 100 Butterfly to earn All-American honors. Her time of 53.87 was the No. 2 time in the Consolation final, picking up seven points for UCLA as she picked up the 15th All-American honor of her career.

The 200 Medley Relay team of junior Katie Arnold, senior Eileen Seissen, junior Amy Thurman and freshman Anna Poteete finished 15th in a time of 1:41.06, picking up four points for the Bruins.

Sophomore Chiemi Yamamoto placed 26th in the 400 IM, swimming 4:20.07.

In the 200 Freestyle, junior Katie Nelson placed 32nd in a season-best time of 1:49.10, while Poteete placed 47th in a season-best 1:49.47.

Senior Eileen Seissen placed 23rd in the 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:02.78, while sophomore Nicolette Teo was 32nd in 1:03.40.

Arnold was charged with a falste start in the 100 Backstroke and was subsequently disqualified from that event.

In Three-Meter Diving action, freshman Marisa Samaniego placed 32nd with a score of 248.10 points.

Saturday will mark the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships as seven events are on the schedule. Prelims begin at 8:00 am (PST), while finals start at 4:00 pm (PST). Events tomorrow are - 1650 Free (final only in the night session), 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, Platform Diving and 100 Free.

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