Relays Lead Bruin Swim & Dive on Day One of Texas Invitational

Nov. 30, 2006

The No. 14 UCLA women's swim and dive team had a solid first day of competition at the Texas Invitational in Austin, TX as the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Anna Poteete, Katie Arnold, Amy Thurman and Katherine Wong led the team with a seventh-place swim in a season-best and NCAA 'B' qualifier of 1:33.49. The Bruins also had a seventh-place finish from the 400 Medley Relay team of Arnold, Jeana Fuccillo, Thurman and Poteete, swimming a season-best time of 3:45.41

Senior Katie Nelson posted the highest individual performance with her 13th-place swim in the B Final of the 500 Freestyle, improving on her season-best with a swim of 4:50.88, an NCAA 'B' qualifier.

Junior Shannon Hackett and senior Jane Imagane also swam season-bests in the 500 Freestyle with Hackett improving to 4:53.07 and Imagane to 4:53.38 for 18th and 19th-place respectively. Both Hackett and Imagane's marks were also NCAA 'B' qualifying times.

In the 200 IM, Fuccillo finished 24th in the C Final, swimming 2:04.32, while senior Amy Thurman was 26th in the 50 Free with a season-best 23.62.

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