UCLA Invitational Fall 2022
UCSD competed in their first meet of the season at UCLA, and it was a great success with many amazing swims and records being broken. Overall, UCSD finished 3rd place out of the 13 teams competing with 728 total points, behind only Cal Poly and Cal Berkeley. The men took 2nd place with 490 points, just 25 points behind UC Berkeley, while the women took 5th place with 238 points.
There were several team records that were broken on both sides and some amazing swims:
Erin Swift - 200 Back (2:16.68), 1st place; 100 back (1:01.92), 2nd place
Erin Swift, Ryan Henry, Kaitlyn Chu, Morgan Rummelhoff - 200 Free Relay (1:45.52), 4th place
Garrett Feng - 50 Breast (27.03), 3rd place
Mei Fukushima - 50 Back (25.14), 2nd place
Eric Wang - 100 Breast (59.29), 4th place
There were also amazing swims on the men's side:
The quartet of Mei Fukushima, Kai Zeger, Christopher Rochez, and Ryan Lee placed 2nd in the 200 medley relay (1:37.27), behind Cal Berkeley.
Anirudh Chandrasekaran - 200 Back (2:03.79), 2nd place; 100 Back (56.19), 2nd place
Ryan Lee - 50 Free (21. 47), 2nd place; 100 Free (48.94), 3rd place
Eric Wang - 200 IM (2:02.27), 3rd place
Jaythan Dang - 200 Breast (2:16.52), 3rd place
Many swimmers were able to achieve personal bests in their events, and qualify for CCS Nationals as well. The team's first meet of the season at UCLA couldn't have started better than this and they look forward to carrying this momentum into future meets!