Cal Women Swim Past Utah Behind Spitz, Ivey, DiMeco

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Ayla Spitz. Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Cal Women Swim Past Utah Behind Ayla Spitz, Isabel Ivey, Sarah DiMeco

The sixth-ranked Cal women’s swimming team won 12 of 14 events, including two each by Ayla Spitz, Isabel Ivey and Sarah DiMeco, to defeat Utah, 160-100, in a dual meet Friday.

DiMeco claimed the two distance freestyle races, first taking the 1000-yard free in 10:17.47 for a two-second edge over teammate Robin Neumann. Later in the meet, she claimed the 500 free in 5:02.18.

Spitz was the next to get in on the action, starting with the 200 free as her time of 1:49.83 led a 1-2-3-4 Cal finish with Lizzy Cook, Alicia Wilson and Eloise Riley right behind. Spitz also prevailed in the 200 back with a two-second victory in 2:01.26.

Isabel Ivey continued to get her hand two the wall with her wins in the 100 back (53.31) and 100 free (50.55).

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Other Cal swimmers to capture first place on the day were Alicia Henry in the 100 breast (1:02.52), Rachel Klinker in the 200 fly (2:00.09, with Cook and Mia Kragh second and third), Kragh in the 100 fly (55.60) and Wilson in the 400 IM (4:22.00).

The Bears also took first place in both relays, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:40.21 with a team comprised of Isabelle Stadden, Ema Rajic, Emily Gantriis and Elise Garcia. Ivey, Gantriis, Garcia and Ella Mazurek closed out the competition with a victorious time of 1:32.24 in the 200 free relay.

Cal returns to action Dec. 1-4 when the Bears travel to the Minnesota Invitational for their big mid-season invitational. Cal’s next home meet is Dec. 18 vs. UC San Diego.

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