Eastin’s 400 IM Pool Record Highlights Stanford’s Win Over UCLA

Stanford V. UCLA (Women)

  • February 1st, 2019
  • Stanford, CA
  • Meet Results
  • Final Scores
    • Stanford 163- UCLA 128

No. 20 UCLA travelled to No. 3 Stanford on Friday in a PAC-12 dual meet weekend. Stanford defeated UCLA 163-128, winning 14 of 16 events while exhibitioning non-winners after the 50 free.

Meet Highlights

The 200 medley relay kicked off the meet in thrilling fashion. Taylor Ruck gave Stanford a narrow lead off of the backstroke with a 25.03, UCLA’s Emma Schanz was right behind in a 25.21. Claire Grover made a 0.12 second lead for UCLA with a 27.92 breast split while Lucie Nordmann gave Stanford a 0.06 second lead with her 24.14 fly split. Into the freestyle leg, Stanford’s Ashley Volpenhein (22.64) held off UCLA’s Amy Okada (22.62) to defeat UCLA 1:39.93 to 1:39.97.

The Stanford B-relay got disqualified on the last exchange but would have won with a 1:39.80. Their relay was powered by Ella Eastin’s 23.92 fly split and Morgan Tankersley’s 22.56 free split.

Katie Drabot swept the distance events aftering taking both the  1000 free (9:39.28) and 500 free (4:45.77).

Stanford’s Erin Voss held a narrow lead over UCLA’s Kenisha Liu to win the 200 free in a 1:45.92. Liu took second behind Voss in a 1:46.81. Voss took her second victory in the 200 back with a 1:54.06. UCLA’s Liu went on to win the 100 free for UCLA, dipping under 50 seconds with a 49.80.

After leading the winning Stanford medley relay, Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck dominated the 100 back in a 52.16, winning by nearly 2 seconds. Hannah Kukurugya also won the 200 fly by almost 2 seconds for Stanford with a 1:57.09.

Stanford’s Anya Goeders won the 50 free with a 22.33 while teammate Allie Raab took the 200 breast in a 2:11.22.

UCLA earned their second win of the meet in the 100 fly with Amy Okada’s top time of 54.48.

After winning the 100 breast (1:01.40), Stanford’s Ella Eastin took the 400 IM in a blistering 4:03.23. Her winning time was good enough for her first pool record, which was formerly held by Julia Smit (4:05.14).

The Stanford women closed out their meet victory in the 200 free relay, where their A-relay won with a 1:30.37. Taylor Ruck lead off that relay with a 22.33, which tied Goeders’ time earlier in the meet.

On Saturday, the Stanford women will travel to USC while UCLA will host Cal for day 2 of their PAC-12 dual meet weekend.

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick has had the passion for swimming since his first dive in the water in middle school, immediately falling for breaststroke. Nick had expanded to IM events in his late teens, helping foster a short, but memorable NCAA Div III swim experience at Calvin University. While working on his B.A. …

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