SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - In the 2017-18 season opener, the UC Santa Barbara women's swimming team competed against the women of Washington State University. The UCSB team finished second to the WSU team with a final score of 121-141.
The meet started with the 200 medley relay where the UCSB "A" team (1:44.87) got out-touched with a difference of 0.21 seconds. Tara Middleton (26.63) lead the women in the backstroke leg, followed by Heaven Quintana (29.02) taking the breaststroke leg, Allison Stevens (25.32) in the butterfly leg, and Leanne Sun (24.78) in the freestyle leg. UCSB "B", "C", and "D" teams beat out WSU "B" and "C" teams getting third, fourth, and fifth places.
An Nguyen (2:22.02) won her first race of the day in the 200 breaststroke followed by teammate Niki Proctor (2:29.41) placing fourth.
Gauacho women finished out the meet in the 400 freestyle relay with their "A" team (3:31.95) falling short to WSU "A" team (3:29.42).
The Gaucho women will be back at UCSB's Campus Pool next Saturday, October 14 for their Intrasquad and Alumni races.