16th-Ranked Bruins Defeat Washington State, 133-67
The 16th-ranked Bruins had the best times in 10 of Friday's 11 races and set three Gibb Pool records in a 133-67 victory at Washington State.
Sophomore Katie Kinnear won a pair of races, while the Bruins also claimed both relays. Also recording best event times on the night were seniors Lauren Baker, Ting Quah and Anna Senko, sophomore Katy Campbell and freshmen Ashley Tse and Madison White.
The meet began with a Bruin victory in the 400 Medley Relay. White, juniors Jessica Khojasteh and Noelle Tarazona and Quah set the Gibb Pool record with a 3:46.85, and were followed by the Bruin B team of Tse, freshman Brigitte Winkler, Senko and junior Monica Dornick.
Baker made it back-to-back pool records for the Bruins in the 1000 Freestyle with a season-best time of 9:56.02, with Campbell finishing second. Senko was tops in the 200 Free (1:52.00), leading a 1-2-3 finish with freshman Linnea Mack and junior Ally Loper.
Washington State picked up its lone meet victory with a win in the 50 Free. Senior Kathryn Murphy (24.30) posted the best Bruin time in finishing second. Kinnear earned her first win of the night after swimming a 2:05.15 in the 200 Individual Medley. Tarazona was second, followed by Tse and sophomore Arlyn Upshaw.
Quah posted her team-best 11th dual meet victory of the season with a 2:04.14 in the 200 Butterfly, with Baker finishing third. In the 100 Free, White was first (52.46), with junior Taylor Carlson placing third.
Kinnear recorded her second win of the evening in the 200 Backstroke with a 2:01.80, while senior Jesse Bergman earned the second-best time in the event. Campbell finished first in the 500 Free (5:01.20), with Dornick posting the second-best mark. In the 200 Breaststroke, Tse claimed victory with a 2:19.50, as Khojasteh had the third-best time.
The Bruins notched their third pool record of the evening in the last race, the 200 Free Relay. The quartet of Mack, Quah, Murphy and Dornick had a time of 1:33.75.
UCLA, which is now 7-1 in dual meets this season, swims against Washington State (2-4) again on Saturday at 11 a.m.