UCLA Opens Their Season With A Win Over The University Of San Diego

The UCLA Bruins opened their season in San Diego with a win against the University of San Diego Toreros, 184.5 to 101.5. The Bruins continued to win 13 of the 14 events.

The Bruins kicked off the season with a 1-2 finish in the 200 medley relay at 1:43.77 and 1:45.40. Lauren Baker added the next win for the team, with a 10:05.85 in the 100 freestyle. Her teammate, Katy Campbell, finished second at 10:10.52.

Junior Noelle Tarazona won her first of two individual events, with a 1:53.27 in the 200 freestyle. San Diego’s Kelsey Leonard was a very close second place, finishing .05 behind Tarazona at 1:53.32. Tarazona’s second win was in the 100 butterfly, with a time of 56.55.

Linnea Mack won her first of two individual events with a 55.75 in the 100 backstroke, leading UCLA to a 1-2-3 finish. Jo Jo Winkler then won the 100 breaststroke for the Bruins with a 1:05.19. Mack won her second event with a 23.66 in the 50 freestyle.

Ting Quah won her first of two events with a 2:01.12 in the 200 butterfly. Her teammate, Katie Kinnear, was just behind her with a 2:01.66. Her second win of the meet came in the 500 freestyle, where she swam a 4:56.94, winning by almost 5 seconds.

Jessica Khojasteh won the 100 freestyle with a 52.52 to lead the Bruins to a 1-2 finish. Katie Kinnear swam a 2:03.61 to win the 200 backstroke. Ashley Tse posted a 2:21.40 to win the 200 breaststroke for a 1-2 finish for UCLA.

Keenan Lineback picked up the only win for San Diego. She swam a 4:24.29, finishing just ahead of UCLA’s Arlyn Upshaw at 4:24.76.

UCLA won the 400 freestyle relay to finish the meet.

UCLA will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 1 against Oregon State, UC Santa Barbara and Florida Gulf Coast. San Diego will be back in action on Nov. 2nd for a tri-dual with UC Davis and Oregon State.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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