UCLA Dominates University of San Diego in Season Opener

SAN DIEGO, California, October 19. THE UCLA women’s swimming and diving team swamped the University of San Diego Toreros on Saturday, winning 13 of 14 events on their way to a 184.5-101.5 win.

UCLA Press Release

UCLA won 13 out of the 14 swimming races on Saturday in its season opener in San Diego, as the Bruins bested the Toreros 184.5-101.5. Senior Ting Quah, junior Noelle Tarazona and freshman Linnea Mack each won a pair of events.

The Bruins finished 1-2 in the meet opening 200 Medley Relay, as sophomore Katie Kinnear, freshman Brigitte Winkler, Quah and senior Kathryn Murphy swam a 1:43.77. Mack, junior Jessica Khojasteh, sophomore Madison Applegate and junior Taylor Carlson were second 1:45.40.

In the first individual race, senior Lauren Baker (10:05.85) and sophomore Katy Campbell (10:10.52) posted the top two times in the 1000 Freestyle. Tarazona followed that with a victory in the 200 Free in a time of 1:53.27.

In her first individual race as a collegiate swimmer, Mack won the 100 Backstroke in a time of 55.75. The Bruins had the top three times, as seniors Anna Senko (57.94) and Jesse Bergman (58.81) finished second and third.

Another freshman would win the next race, as Winkler swam a 1:05.19 in the 100 Breaststroke, leading a 1-2 finish with Khojasteh (1:07.16). Freshman Ashley Tse was exhibitioned and had the second-best time in the event at 1:05.77.

Quah claimed the 200 Butterfly in a time of 2:01.12 and led another 1-2 Bruin finish with Kinnear (2:01.66). Mack then won her second race of the day, the 50 Free in a time of 23.61, with fellow freshman Rachel Owen placing second at 24.77.

In the 100 Free, Khojasteh (52.52) and Carlson (52.92) led the Bruins to another 1-2 finish. Kinnear followed with her first victory of the year in the 200 Back with a time of 2:03.61. Freshman Nina Hayes was second (2:08.75) and freshman Hayden Walker tied for third (2:09.89).

Tse posted her first career victory in the 200 Breast in a time of 2:21.40, as Winkler placed second (2:23.39). Quah won the 500 Free in a time of 4:56.94, with Campbell recording the second-best time of 4:59.96.

Tarazona became the third Bruin to win a second race of the meet, taking the 100 Fly in a time of 56.55. Senko placed second at 57.04. San Diego would win its first race of the meet in the 400 Individual Medley, as sophomore Arlyn Upshaw (4:24.76), Baker (4:29.40) and Tse (4:34.33) finished 2-3-4.

The meet concluded with the quartet of Tarazona, Khojasteh, Carlson and junior Ally Loper winning the 400 Freestyle Relay in a time of 3:32.64.

The swimming and diving team opens its home schedule with a quad meet at Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday, Nov. 1 against Oregon State, UC Santa Barbara and Florida Gulf Coast. The meet begins at 12 p.m.

San Diego Press Release

The University of San Diego swim and dive team was in action against UCLA on Saturday afternoon at the USD Sports Center Pool. The Bruins claimed a 184-101 victory, but the Toreros registered a number of strong performances throughout the day. This was both teams’ first official meet of the season.

Highlighting the day for the Toreros was junior Keenan Lineback winning the 400 IM with a time of 4:24.29, coming in right in front of UCLA’s Arlyn Upshaw (4:24.76). Lineback was the 2012-13 MPSF Champion in the 400 IM. Lineback also tallied a top-3 finish in the 1000 freestyle, where she came in third with a swim of 10:15.63, and the 200 butterfly, with a third-place finish (2:04.07).

Freshman Kelsey Leonard had a strong day against the Bruins as well, finishing in second place in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.32 and taking third in the 100 butterfly (57.49).

Sophomore Jackie Taylor made her presence known by claiming three top-3 finishes on the day; the 200 free (1:54.47) and the 50 free (24.87), where she finished in third place in each of those events. Taylor also swam a career-best in the 100 free (53.06), while finishing in third place as well.

Freshman Danielle Deiparine turned in a solid third-place swim in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.38), while sophomore Lexie Franz tied for third place in the 200 backstroke (2:09.89) with UCLA’s Hayden Walker.

In relay action, USD’s A relay (Beall, Deiparine, Leonard, Franz) claimed third place in the 200 medley relay with a swim of 1:48.93, while the Toreros’ A relay (Taylor, Leonard, Walter, Noonan) was just barely edged in an exciting finish to the 400 free relay, and finished in second place (3:32.89) right behind UCLA’s winning relay (3:32.64).

Both of USD’s divers were also in action, as Mathilda Danckler scored a 248.77 and a 247.50 in each round of one-meter diving, while Morgan White registered final scores of 190.27 and 196.87.
USD returns to the pool when they host UC Davis and Oregon State for a double dual on Nov. 2 at noon from the USD Sports Center Pool.

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