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Bears Breeze Past Washington St. In Pac-12 Dual Meet

Oct 15, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash. – Junior Isabelle Stadden set a pool record in the 100-yard backstroke and senior Eloise Riley was a four-time winner as the Cal women's swimming & diving team defeated Washington State 167-94 in a Pac-12 dual meet at Gibb Pool on Saturday morning.

Stadden, who won the bronze medal in the 100 back at the Phillips 66 National Championships last summer, finished the race in 53.90 – eclipsing the previous Gibb Pool record of 54.37 set last year by Utah's Ema Broome. She also helped the Bears set another pool record in the 400 freestyle relay as she teamed up with Riley, McKenna Stone and Ayla Spitz for a time of 3:21.92. That mark shattered the previous record 3:24.33 set by Utah last season.

Not only did Riley also swim the anchor leg on Cal's winning 200 medley relay team that finished in a time of 1:41.59, she claimed victories in the 50 free (23.55) and 100 free (50.53). Riley also won the 100 free during the Bears' dual meet victory over Utah on Wednesday.

Senior Rachel Klinker was a double-winner for the Bears, taking the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:59.22 and the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:01.30.

Senior Ayla Spitz was part of both of Cal's winning relays teams while also prevailing in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:49.30.

The Bears took the top four spots in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free. Cal also went 1-2-3 in the 100 butterfly, with sophomore Lizzy Cook getting the win with a time of 55.09.

Cal senior Sarah Dimeco won the 1000 free in a time of 10:18.46.

The Bears are now off until they compete at UC San Diego on Nov. 4.