Women's Swimming Opens Pac-10 Competition This Weekend
Nov. 7, 2000
Bruins Host Arizona Schools This Weekend
The UCLA women's swimming and diving team returns to action this Friday and Saturday to host the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats. The Bruins, who are undefeated on the season (2-0), will host both schools at the Men's Gym Pool. Friday's meet against Arizona State will begin at 1 pm, while Saturday's contest versus Arizona will start at noon. On Friday, the diving portion will be held at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center at 11:00 am while on Saturday, the diving competition is scheduled to begin at 10 am at USC's McDonalds Swim Center.
Last season, UCLA traveled to Arizona and was upset by Arizona State (121-122) and suffered a setback to a powerful Arizona squad (122-186). UCLA holds a 10-7-1 advantage over Arizona State and a 13-5 edge over Arizona in the all-time series. Last season the Sun Devils finished 4-5 overall (.444), sixth in the Pac-10 conference and finished tied for 21st at the NCAA Championships. The Wildcats, the Pac-10 Conference Champions a year ago, finished last season with a 9-2 (.818) dual meet record and were the runner-up at the NCAA Championships.
UCLA Too Much For San Diego On Saturday
The UCLA women's swimming and diving team improved to 2-0 on Saturday at Men's Gym Pool, posting a 182-90 dual meet victory over San Diego. Diving events were contested at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Swimming events were contested in short course, yards.
A UCLA athlete won every event of the 16-event dual meet format, with senior Beth Goodwin checking in as the only competitor to win multiple individual events. Goodwin took the 200 Fly with a time of 2:05.64, and the 100 Free in 52.20. Freshman sprinter Sarah Platzer won the 50 Free in a time of 23.63, and was the runner-up in the 500 Free with a time of 4:57.95.
UCLA Cruises To Victory Over The Gauchos
The UCLA women's swim team opened the 2000-01 season with a relatively easy 174-79 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Oct. 27th at the Men's Gym Pool.
The Bruins claimed victories in all the individual and relay events. Freshman Sara Platzer had a superb coming-out party in the Bruins season opener. Platzer, a native of Lakewood, WA claimed two event titles and established a m neweet record in the 100 free, eclipsing the previous record of 51.05 set by Keiko Price in 1998. She also swam the first leg of the 200 free relay that broke the meet record, also previously set in 1998. Other members of the relay squad included Leanne Cadag, Ashley Grissom and Erica Shugart. Junior Jen Noddle also won two individual events.
Platzer finished first in the 200 free (1:50.05-hand time) and the 100 free (50.82), while Noddle captured the 100 breast (1:05.56) and the 200 individual medley (2:08.45). Brooke Winkler, swimming in her first collegiate meet, won the 200 breast (2:22.64). Other notable performances included sophomores Leanne Cadag and Erica Shugart winning the 100 back (57.84) and the 50 free (24:04), respectively. Senior Beth Goodwin was impressive as well, claiming the 100 fly (55.65). UC Santa Barbara did not field a diving squad.