Cal Bears (Women Only) Def. Arizona Wildcats
- Cal vs Arizona
- Spieker Aquatic Complex, Berkeley, CA
- January 21, 2022
- Results PDF
- Cal 153- Arizona 92
Note: Separate full men’s recap
The Cal women hosted the Arizona women in a co-ed dual meet on Friday, January 21st. The Cal women came out on top with a score of 153-92. Cal won 11 out of the 14 events at the meet. Cal exhibitioned all but their top finisher after the 50 freestyle.
The Cal women were led by senior Isabel Ivey as she captured three individual victories. Ivey won the 100 backstroke (53.41), 50 freestyle (22.79), and the 200 IM (2:00.73). Her 50 freestyle time was a dual-meet best time. It also was her first time swimming the 200 IM at a dual meet this season.
Senior Mia Motekaitis showed her strength in the mid-distance freestyle events as she won the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:55.21 and was runner up in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:49.52. This was only her second time swimming either event this season at a dual meet. Her season best of 4:42.72 in the 500 places her 24th in the NCAA this season.
Sophomore Isabelle Stadden won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.91 and finished second in the 50 freestyle in a time of 23.30. Stadden’s season best in the 200 backstroke of 1:50.02 from midseason places her third in the NCAA this season. At the 2021 NCAA Championships, Stadden swam to a third place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:49.66.
Freshman Leah Polonsky won the 200 breaststroke in a dual meet best time of 2:13.40. That time is not far off of her season best from midseason of 2:11.30. Her season best also places her 46th in the NCAA this season.
Arizona was led by sophomore Julia Heimstead. Heimstead won both the 100 (54.29) and 200 (1:57.76) butterflies. Both swims were dual-meet best times. Heimstead holds the 21st best time in the NCAA this season in the 200 butterfly as she swam a 1:55.64 at midseason. She also holds the 39th best time in the NCAA this season in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.69 from midseason.
Junior Jade Neser also led the Wildcats. Neser was the only entry for Arizona in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. She won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:02.47 and finished second in the 200 with a time of 2:22.66. Neser is the team’s only breaststroker on the roster to have broken 1:00 in the 100 and 2:20 in the 200 this season. Their next best breaststroker is freshman Maddy Ahluwulia who goes a 1:03.10 in the 100 and 2:20.28 in the 200.
Other first-place finishes:
- 200 medley relay: Cal (1:39.64)
- 1000 freestyle: Fanni Fabian, Cal (10:07.01)
- 200 freestyle: Lizzy Cook, Cal (1:49.03)
- 100 freestyle: Elise Garcia, Cal (50.14)
- 400 freestyle relay: Cal (3:22.70)
The Cal women have their next meet scheduled for January 22nd at home against Arizona State. Arizona’s next meet is scheduled for January 22nd at Stanford.