SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - For the first time in program history, the UC Santa Barbara women's swim team defeated UCLA, outscoring the Bruins 137.5-123.5 on Saturday afternoon at Campus Pool.
In the first race of the day, UCSB "A" relay (3:47.61) came in a close second place to UCLA "A" relay (3:46.59) in the 400 medley relay.
Heaven Quintana achieved her first win of the day in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.60.
In the most exciting race of the day, Gaucho women took first, second, and third place just out-touching the UCLA women in the 50 freestyle. Emily Ward (24.20), Bryn McGowan (24.60), and Lexi Fusari (24.68) were the victorious three.
Freshman Elena England held her own against UCLA by placing second in the 200 backstroke (2:01.75).
Brittney Straw earned the team 4 points by placing second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.81.
Heaven Quintana (2:05.68) placed second in the 200 IM, her third individual race of the day.
In the final race of the day, the Gaucho women took both first and second places in the 200 freestyle relay. UCSB "A" relay (1:36.20) and UCSB "B" relay (1:37.23) swam their hearts out in the exciting race.
The Gaucho women will be back in the pool next weekend at Cal Poly on October 28th and then home against Hawaii on October 29th.