Kirschke fought hard on the breast and free legs of the 200 IM to snag the event win and clinch the meet for UCLA in the final individual race of the meet.
Rhee went 50.66; her previous season-best was a 52.51 from three weeks ago, and she came close to her lifetime best of 50.36 from 2017.
Hawkins continued her unbeaten streak this dual meet season in the 500 and 1000 free races, winning both of those again on Friday night.
UCLA defeated visiting Utah 177-84 on Friday afternoon in the Bruins’ first home and conference dual meet of the season.
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St. Margarita junior and IU commit Ella Ristic helped lead the team to the title, earning two individual titles of her own, and helping the 200 free relay to victory as well.
Brooke Schaffer is top qualifier in the 50 free and 100 free for Saturday’s final at 2019 CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships.
Freshman Claire Tuggle of Clovis North High School is top seed in the 500 free.
A handful of legendary meet records were under assault at the CIF North Coast Section Championships, with senior Zoie Hartman breaking a Maya DiRado 200 IM record and senior Sophia Kosturos rattling a Natalie Coughlin record in the 100 back.
Isabelle Stadden of the Aquajets is expected to be in action during tonight’s opening relay session from Austin.
Stephanie Su from Mater Dei and Los Alamitos Swordfish Swim Team has elected to remain in Southern California and has verbally committed to UCLA’s class of 2023.
Dang would’ve nearly made the 2018 Pac-12 A final in the 100 fly with her personal best, while she would’ve scored in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 back C finals.
Rancho San Dieguito and La Costa Canyon High School’s Rachel Rhee has verbally committed to the UCLA Bruins for 2019-20.
Brooke Schaffer from Saint Francis High School and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics has verbally committed to the UCLA Bruins for 2019-20.
Daniella Hawkins of Pleasanton Seahawks and California High School in Northern California has verbally committed to swim for UCLA in 2019-20.