TEMPE, Arizona, November 9. THE Arizona State University men’s and women’s swim teams hosted the Air Force men and UCLA women Saturday afternoon, splitting the matchup. The Sun Devil men came out ahead, 158-142, while the UCLA women earned the victory by a score of 183-113.
UCLA Press Release
UCLA won 11 of 16 events on Saturday at #22 Arizona State, as senior Ting Quah, junior Noelle Tarazona and freshman Madison White each won a pair of races in a 183-113 victory. Sophomore Katie Kinnear and freshmen Linnea Mack and Ashley Tse also won events, while the Bruins won both relays.
The Bruin relay got the meet off to a good start, as Mack and fellow freshman Brigitte Winkler, Quah and fellow senior Kathryn Murphy posted a time of 1:43.25. The quartet of White and juniors Jessica Khojasteh, Tarazona and Taylor Carlson finished third at 1:44.46. Arizona State bounced back with a win in the 1000 Freestyle. Senior Lauren Baker was second with a 10:01.23, while junior Kacey Milligan placed fourth at 10:23.61.
The next Freestyle event went to the Bruins, as Quah won the 200 in a time of 1:49.38. Junior Ally Loper placed third at 1:50.96. White made it back-to-back for the Bruins, winning the 100 Backstroke for the second day in a row in a time of 55.07 to post an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time. Kinnear was third at 55.76, while senior Jesse Bergman placed fourth at 56.67. The Sun Devils responded with a win in the 100 Breaststroke. Tse was second with a 1:04.65, while Winkler was fourth at 1:05.65.
UCLA got back in the win column in the 200 Butterfly, posting a 1-2-4 finish. Tarazona had a 2:00.32 to take the event, Senior Anna Senko was second (2:01.36) and sophomore Arlyn Upshaw placed fourth (2:05.17). Heading into the first break, Mack recorded a win in the 50 Free in a time of 23.20.
Arizona State won the first diving event, the 3-Meter. Senior Paulina Guzman was third with 266.95 points, freshman Annika Lenz placed fourth (221.05) and sophomore Montana Monahan fifth (199.96).
Out of the first swimming break, Quah led a 1-2-3 finish for the Bruins in the 100 Free. The senior had a 50.59, followed by Murphy (51.19) and junior Monica Dornick, who dead-heated for third with a 51.61. Another 1-2-3 showing for the Bruins came next in the 200 Back, as White scored the Backstroke double with a 1:59.25. Kinnear was second (2:00.78) and Bergman third (2:01.57).
Tse recorded the Bruins’ fifth straight swimming victory in the 200 Breast, tying ASU for the top spot with a 2:18.09. Khojasteh was third with a 2:22.40. Arizona State claimed its second distance Freestyle event with the 500, as Baker was second (4:56.12) and Loper placed third (4:57.98). Going into the second swimming break, Kinnear claimed the 100 Fly with a time of 54.58, leading a 1-2-3 finish. Mack was second (56.13) and Senko placed third (56.19).
In the 1-Meter diving event, Lenz placed third at 269.55, Monahan was fourth (244.25) and Guzman fifth (234.70).
Out of the break, the Bruins had another 1-2-3 finish in the 400 Individual Medley. Tarazona was first (4:22.23), followed by Baker (4:25.51) and Tse (4:28.62). A victory in the 400 Free Relay closed out the meet. Quah, Murphy, Senko and Bergman posted a time of 3:25.93, while Khojasteh, Dornick, Carlson and Tarazona placed third (3:28.39).
The Bruins are off from competition next week. Next up, the swimming team heads to Las Vegas for the UNLV Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23), while the diving squad travels to Tucson for the Arizona Diving Invitational (Nov. 21-23).