Swimmers Have Strong Opening Day at Nike Cup in Long Beach

Nov. 15, 2007

Complete Results

The UCLA swimmers had a strong first day of competition at the Nike Cup in Long Beach as many Bruins finished in the top-10 in their events and the 200 free relay team of Kelly Colligan, Anna Poteete, Ashley Anlauf and Katherine Wong started the day off with a win for the Bruins swimming 1:34.13.

In the 500 free, freshman Emily Bibb was second, swimming an NCAA consideration time of 4:53.52. Freshmen Dani Milligan was fourth (4:55.39), Lauren Hall was sixth (4:57.74) and Sam Vanden Berge was seventh (4:59.88). Senior Chiemi Yamamoto was eighth (5:01.84) to round out UCLA finishers in the top-10.

Hall led the Bruins in the 200 IM as she finished fourth overall in a time of 2:05.35. Yamamoto was sixth in a time of 2:05.62, while junior Kristen Fischer was seventh, swimming 2:05.64.

Poteete was the top finisher in the 50 free with her fourth-place showing as she swam an NCAA consideration time of 23.25. Colligan was ninth in a time of 24:03.

The 400 medley relay team of Madeleine Stanton, Brittany Beauchan, Kirsten Byers and Poteete were second but their time was not available.

Competition continues on Friday at the Nike Cup.

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