Another All-American Honor For Teo; School Record For Poteete At NCAA's
March 22, 2008
For the second straight day, Nicolette Teo earned All-American honors, while Anna Poteete set a new school record in the 100 freestyle as competition wrapped up at the 2008 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Columbus, OH.
Teo, swimming in her final collegiate meet as a Bruin, was 10th in the prelim rounds with a new lifetime-best in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.28) to advance to the B Final. In the final, the senior swam another lifetime-best of 2:12.19 to finish 12th overall and earn All-America Honorable Mention honors. Her time in the final moves Teo to No. 3 all-time in UCLA swimming history. She ends her career with five All-American accolades.
Earlier in the day during the prelim rounds, junior Anna Poteete swam a new school record and lifetime-best of 49.23 in the 100 freestyle to place 27th overall. Poteete broke Sara Platzer's 2003 record of 49.28 and was just .09 seconds shy of the 200 free record set by Malin Svahnstrom (1:47.08, 2004) on Friday with her lifetime-best swim of 1:47.17.
Also in the prelim rounds, freshman Lauren Hall finished 42nd in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:04.30.
Arizona won the NCAA swimming and diving crown with 484 points. Auburn was second with 348 points, while Stanford (343), Texas A&M (315) and California (291) rounded out the top-five teams at the meet. UCLA finished 31st with 18 points.