Swimming and Diving Sink Opponents
The UC Irvine men and women’s swimming and diving teams showed no mercy to Cal State Northridge, UC Davis, UC San Diego and Cal Baptist last week.
On Tuesday, the Anteater men defeated UCSD 213-85 and Cal Baptist 156.4-143.5. The women beat UCSD 167.5-124.5 and CBU 183-114.
UCI won seven of the 17 men’s events on that day. Senior Eddie Erazo took first in all three of his individual events, the 200 fly (1:49.35), the 200 back (1:49.90) and the 500 free (4:36.31). Freshman diver Miles Smith won both the three-meter (313.95) and the one-meter (306.53) diving competitions. Sophomore Will Wollam won the 100 fly (51.04) and UCI won the 400 medley relay (3:23.38).
Sophomore Lyndsay DePaul won the 200 fly (1:59.64), the 200 breast (2:16.32) and the 200 back (2:02.80). Senior Tanya Nielsen won the 50 free (24.60) and the 100 free (53.26). Freshman Chelsea Greene won both the 100 fly (58.18) and the 200 IM (2:12.52). Junior Rachel Pearson won the three-meter diving competition (249.23). Freshman Ann Tsuchiya won the 500 free with a time of 5:04.41. The Anteaters also won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:56.10.
On Friday, the men won 146-85 while the women’s team defeated CSUN 166.5-63.5.
The Anteater men had the top performance in 12 of the 13 events held. Erazo won both the 100 fly (51.35) and the 100 back (49.17). Sophomore Chris Rosales had the best times in both the 200 IM (1:56.63) and the 100 breast (57.23).
On the women’s side, UCI had top times in 12 of the 13 events in the meet. Senior Chelsea Nagata won both the 100 fly (55.29) and the 100 back (59.77). Senior Rian Wise won both the 50 free (24.66) and the 100 free (53.05). Senior diver Jackie Jones won both the one-meter (257.11) and three-meter (277.88) diving competitions. DePaul won both the 200 IM (2:04.16) and the 500 free (4:53.21).
The UCI men won 158-142 Saturday. Erazo won the 200 fly (1:47.95) to set a new pool record, and the 200 back (1:50.59). Sopohmore Will Wollam won the 50 free (21.09) and the 100 fly (50.15). Smith won both the one-meter (197.35) and the three-meter (298.50) diving competitions.
The women won 14 of the 16 events. Nagata and DePaul each won all three of their events at the meet. Nielsen and Rian Wise finished in a tie for first in the 100 free with a time of 52.87.
On Feb. 20, the Anteaters will look to carry their momentum into the Big West Conference Championships. The event will take place at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach.