Bruin Swim & Dive Finish Fourth At Pac-10 Championships
March 1, 2008
The No. 15 Bruin swim and dive team capped off the 2008 Pac-10 Championships with a fourth-place finish as six women posted lifetime-bests on the final day of competition. Arizona won the meet with 1501 points. Stanford was second with 1472 points, followed by California in third (1262) and UCLA in fourth (938).
Freshmen Dani Milligan and Sam Vanden Berge started off the night with impressive performances in the 1650 freestyle as both swam lifetime-bests during the race. Milligan finished fifth with a top time of 16:27.33, while Vanden Berge was seventh in a time of 16:28.92. Senior Ellen Brooks (16:46.13) and Julie Imagane (16:47.20) swam season-best times to add to UCLA's point total as all four women swam NCAA 'B' times.
In the 200 back, junior Madeleine Stanton led the way with her eighth-place finish in the Championship Final as she swam a season-best 1:59.47. The highlight of the backstroke was junior Erin Frizzell, who for the second consecutive day, produced huge career results while helping the Bruins score points. Frizzell dropped her previous lifetime-best by nearly five seconds to win the A Consolation with her time of 1:58.37. Sophomore Isabell Fischer, also in the A Consolation, swam a lifetime-best 1:59.30 to place 11th overall. All three women achieved an NCAA 'B' qualifier. In the B Consolation, freshman Carly Lyons swam a lifetime-best 2:03.39 to place 22nd overall.
Senior Nicolette Teo led the way in the 200 breast with her eighth-place swim (2:15.02) in the Championship final. Freshman Brittany Beauchan (12th, 2:16.32) swam a lifetime-best, while senior Chiemi Yamamoto notched a season-best 2:17.77 (14th) in the A Consolation. All three achieved the NCAA 'B' standard in the finals.
In Federal Way, WA at the diving portion of the meet, freshman Morgan Erpenbeck had a career day on tower as she led the Bruins with her sixth-place finish (253.25). Juniors Tess Schofield (202.40) and Brittany Hill (202.35) finished 14th and 15th, respectively.