UCLA’s Ana Jih-Schiff Sets Ute Natatorium Pool Record In Dual Win Against Utah


  • October 28, 2022
  • Ute Natatorium, Salt Lake City, UT
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results


  1. UCLA – 175
  2. Utah – 125

UCLA made a trip up to the Ute Natatorium in Salt Lake City to face off against the Utah women. The Bruins took their second dual meet victory, scoring 175 points over Utah’s 125.

The most notable swim of the meet was UCLA sophomore Ana Jih-Schiff’s performance in the 200 breast that broke the pool record. Jih-Schiff’s time of 2:15.28 lowered the previous record of 2:15.59 held by current BYU senior Katie McBratney since January 2021. Utah freshman Hilja Schimmel closed strong on the last 50 to try and catch Jih-Schiff but ran out of room, going 2:15.66.

UCLA fifth-year Claire Grover achieved back-to-back wins in the 50 free (23.25) and 100 free (51.63). Utah junior Reagan Cathcart challenged Grover in both events but came up short in the 50 free (23.31) and was overtaken on the second 50 in the 100 free, finishing slightly behind with a 51.65.

UCLA freshman Katrina Bellio won both the distance free events, going 10:18.89 in the 1000 free and 4:59.25 in the 500 free. Bellio started her 1000 behind Utah sophomore Marlene Sandberg in the first 200 but quickly and comfortably got into a first-place position. Utah juniors Taylor Kabacy and Cameron Daniell finished close together, grabbing second (10:27.15) and third (10:27.84), respectively.

In her 500, Bellio held a consistent pace of mid-to-low 30s for each 50 after the 100 through the 450. She was the only female swimmer to go under five minutes in the event.

UCLA went 1-2-3 in the 100 fly, with senior Gabby Dang taking the lead in a time of 55.36. Sophomore Joanie Cash took second (56.02), and freshman Fay Lustria closed out the top three in a time of 56.74.

Utah also grabbed the top three spots in the 1-meter dive. Sophomore Holly Waxman won with 282.83 points and her teammates freshman Kathryn Grant took second (263.40), and senior Lizzie DeCecco got third (256.95)

In the 200 medley and 400 free relays, UCLA took first place, with Utah getting second.

Other Event Winners

Diving Winners

  • 1-meter: Holly Waxman (Utah) – 282.83
  • 3-meter: Hannah Butler (UCLA) – 307.28

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