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Swim and Dive Heads to USC For Tri-Meet

Jan 21, 2021
Photo: Eric Hurd

LOS ANGELES – A week after recording a win in the opening dual meet of the season, the UCLA swim and dive team returns to action this weekend by heading across town for a tri-meet at USC's Uytengsu Aquatics Center featuring the Trojans and another Pac-12 rival, Arizona.

The two-day meet begins on Friday (diving at 11:00 a.m., swim at 1:00 p.m.) and concludes on Saturday (diving at 11:00 a.m., swim at approximately 11:20 a.m.). While times will count for postseason qualification, there will be no dual scoring at this weekend's competition.

Fans can follow along with results by using the Meet Mobile app, or by following @UCLASwimAndDive on Twitter.

Friday's event lineup includes the 400 medley relay, 1000 free or 1650 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, 100 free, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 1-meter diving, and 3-meter diving.

Saturday will feature the 200 medley relay, 500 free, 100 fly, 200 breast, 200 back, 200 free, 400 IM, 50 free, and 400 free relay.

The Bruins are coming off a season-opening 177-115 victory over Fresno State, as UCLA had the top time in 16-of-17 events last weekend at Spieker Aquatics Center. Top performers for the Bruins included sophomore Gabby Dang, who posted the top time of any swimmer in the 100 free and 100 fly, and sophomore Stephanie Su, who swept the distance freestyle events.

The Bruins also had a strong showing at the 2021 Bruin Diving Invitational, which ran concurrently with the FSU dual meet. Sophomore Hannah Butler won the 1M diving title thanks in part to a collegiate-best score of 290.55 in the finals. Sophomore Katie Shaheen was the Bruins' top finisher in both 3M and platform, including a runner-up finish in the latter, and freshman Aurora Huxman placed third in the platform championship.

This weekend marks the first competition of 2020-21 for USC's swim and dive squad. Arizona is 1-1 so far on the year.