Nov. 18, 2006
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UCSB had a chance to redeem themselves this weekend in head to head competition after suffering a loss to Cal Berkeley on Friday. Today they dominated Cal Poly in almost every event that the two schools swam. Cal Poly had an offsite diving competition that was added to their team's scores, but the final points were tallied up at the dual meet held at the Gaucho's Campus Pool.
Liz Wagner was a triple individual event winner claiming victory in the 100 yard back, 59.00, 200 back, 2:04.46, and the 200 IM, 2:07.73 against the mustangs. Jessica Cruzat swam the 1000 yard freestyle which is not normally an event she swims, but was able to take the win, 10:28.42. Cruzat now has the fastest time for any Gaucho this season in the 1000. Cruzat was also a part of the winning 400 free relay with teammates Jen Schwalb, Courtney Jenkins and team captain Katie Moeckel. Senior Jen Schwalb who is known for her butterfly and IM events swam the 200 free and won the event with a time of 1:54.87, proving her versatility as a great all around swimmer.
The freshmen that make their mark in the college swimming scene today were Niki Schrakamp who won the 200 fly, 2:09.98, Jessica Schwalb who won the 500 free with a time of 5:15.95 and Katie Ure who won the 100 fly with a time of 59.13.
The Gauchos will enjoy the holiday break and then head to Austin, Texas on November 30, 2006 to swim in the Texas Invitational.