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Arizona Women Beat the Bruins, 168-132
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 13, 2010
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Nov. 13, 2010

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LOS ANGELES – The No. 7 University for Arizona swimming and diving team defeated No. 24 UCLA today in a dual conference meet by the score 168-132.


Freshman Margo Geer took multiple events on the day, claiming the 50 and 100 free in 23.17 and 49.67, respectively.  Geer, a freshman, has now won at least two events in all four of UA’s dual meets thus far.  Additionally she’s posted NCAA consideration times in the 50, 100 and 200 free events.


Another freshman, Aubrey Peacock, was also a two-event winner against the Bruins.  Peacock took the 100 and 200 backstroke events with times of 55.53 and 1:59.55, respectively.  She also had a sixth-place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.33.


The UA women swept up in diving action with Ainsley Oliver winning the 3-meter event with an overall score of 292.28 for her first win of the season.  In the 1-meter event, freshman Samantha Pickens took the top spot with a score of 282.98.


In the 500 freestyle, the Cats went 1-2-3 on the Bruins as Monica Drake placed first with a time of 4:54.36 while Alyssa Anderson and Susana Helms were not far behind in second and third place.


In relay action, the Wildcats won both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.  The team of Sarah Denninghoff, Ellyn Baumgardner, Dana Christ and Kait Flederbach won the 200 medley in 1:41.88 for an NCAA consideration time. 


In the 400 free relay, the team of Grace Finnegan, Denninghoff, Flederbach and Anderson recorded a 3:23.44 for a first-place finish.  Flederbach had the fastest of the four splits with a 50.56.


Next week, the diving program will hold its annual home event, the Arizona Diving Invitational.  The invite will be a three-day affair over Nov. 19-21 with prelims in the morning and finals in the afternoon.  For the swimmers, they’ll start tapering for the Texas Invitational the first week of December.


Margo Geer P12 WOTY