UCLA Sweeps Quad Meets Last Friday

by Amanda Smith 0

November 07th, 2013 College, News, Pac-12, Previews & Recaps

Full Results Here. 

UCLA vs. UCSB, Oregon State, Florida Gulf Coast – Women Only

UCLA hosted a quad meet last Friday against California team University of Santa Barbara, PAC 12 foe Oregon State and Florida Gulf Coast.

UCLA swept the three teams, 198-99 over UCSB, 179-77 over OSU and 201-98 over FCGU. UCSB was victorious over Oregon State, 179-77, and FGCU, 152.5-144.5. FGCU had a victory over Oregon State, 179-80.

UCLA had the first victory of the meet in the 200 medley relay. The team of Linnea Mack (25.52), Jo Jo Winkler (29.69), Ting Quah (24.03) and Kathryn Murphy (22.86) teamed up to take the vent in 1:42.10.

Florida Gulf Coast was second in 1:43.51. They three very strong splits on the front end, 22.65, 28.96, 24.75, but an anchor of 24.15 is what cost them a victory against UCLA.

Sammy Harrison from Oregon State set a new pool record in the 1000 freestyle. She broke Tristin Baxter’s (ASU) 2012 record of 9:53.40 with a new time of 9:49.93. Her splits were very even, 4:54.3, 4:55.6 to finish easily over Lauren Baker of UCLA; who finished in 10:00.23.

Ting Quah won the 200 freestyle for the Bruins. She won the event in 1:48.59. The Gauchos from Santa Barbara had a second place finish from Andrea Ward, 1:50.31.

Three women were in a battle for the 100 backstroke. UCLA’s Madison White and Mack, plus FGCU’s Emma Svensson fought all the way to the wall; White wound up victorious in 55.50. Mack was second in 55.52, Svensson in third at 55.55.

Santa Barbara’s Katie Records won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.05. Right behind her, in a tie for second was Florida Gulf Coast’s Evita Leter and Santa Barbara’s Carissa Metcalf in 1:04.45.

The Gauchos kept the momentum going with a win in the 200 butterfly. Andrea Ward swam under the 2:00 mark, in 1:59.61. UCLA has always had a strong 200 butterfly contingent, settled for second in Noelle Tarazona, 1:59.91. Her teammate Arlyn Upshaw was third in 2:03.33.

Svensson was back on the blocks in the 50 freestyle, taking the win in 23.26. UCLA went 2-3 with Murphy and Jessica Khojasteh, 23.42 and 23.80, respectively. Sophia Yamauchi, UCSB, was fourth in 24.00.

UCLA had the second short freestyle event of the meet. Quah finishing time in the 100 freestyle was 50.56. Svensson was second in 50.83. Murphy in third, 51.41, for the Bruins.

White went 2-for-2 in the backstroke events, with a win in the 200 backstroke at 2:00.78. Kira Toussaint of FGCU and Katie Kinnear of UCLA were close together at second and third, 2:01.86 to 2:01.89.

Records and Crystal Kibby raced in the 200 breaststroke, and Records was able to hold on for a second breaststroke win. Her final time was 2:17.10 to Kibby’s 2:17.44.

Three other swimmers swam under 2:20 – Ashley Tee, UCLA, 2:19.18; Khojasteh, UCLA, 2:19.70; Carissa Metcalf, UCSB, 2:19.85.

Harrison won the 500 freestyle. While her time wasn’t another pool record, she had a great swim of 4:50.67. She finished ahead of FGCU’s Nina Schiffer’s 4:55.96 and Baker’s 4:56.10.

Ward double dipped for another victory in the butterfly taking the 100 in 54.09. Two seconds behind was Tarazona at 56.06.

For her third victory of the day, Quah won the 200 IM in 2:03.94. Next best was Schiffer at 2:07.26.

UCLA rounded off the meet with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay. Murphy, Khojasteh, Taylor Carlson, and Mack teamed up to finish in 1:33.95.

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Amanda Smith is a former swimmer at both Indiana and USC, where she earned a total of nine All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. Smith, a middle-distance specialist as a swimmer, was also 3-time USC School Record holder, a 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, and an Olympic Trials …

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