UCLA Winter Invitational 2023
UCSD competed in their second 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 10 teams competing with 850 total points, behind only UCLA and Grand Canyon University. The men took 2nd place with 519 points, behind Grand Canyon University, while the women took 4th place with 331 points.
Two team records were broken during this meet on the men's side:
Bryan Liu - 50 Back (24.73) and Ryan Lee (47.84)
There were also some great swims on both sides.
On the women's side
The quartet of Erin Swift, Amanda Martilla, Ryan Henry, and Morgan Rummelhoff finished in second behind GCU in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:57.70.
Regine Valdez finished in 2nd in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:04.05.
Erin Swift rounded out the top 3 in the 50 butterfly with a time of 28.11 and took home 1st place in the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.87.
Yu Ishii finished 2nd in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:07.47.
Morgan Rummelhoff took home 2nd in the 100 IM with a time of 1:07.56.
On the men's side:
The quartet of Bryan Liu, Eric Wang, Kai Zeger, and Ryan Lee won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:36.90, and came very close to breaking the team record.
Eric Wang finished in a tie for 2nd in the 50 breaststroke, with a time of 28.11.
Ryan Lee finished in 2nd in the 50 freestyle, with a time of 21.42, coming within 0.17 seconds of setting a new team record and broke the team record in the 100 free with a time of 47.84.
In the 200 free relay, Christopher Rochez, Jason Howard, Matthew Swida, and Ryan Lee finished in 3rd with a time of 1:28.57.
Christopher Rochez won the 50 butterfly with a time of 23.73, coming within 0.40 seconds of breaking the team record.
Bryan Liu took first in the 50 backstroke with a time of 25.15.
Flip Frauenzimmer and Ryan Lee finished 1st (55.38) and 2nd (55.91), respectively in the 100 IM, coming very close to breaking a team record.
Matthew Swida came in 1st in the 200 butterfly, with a time of 2:06.72.
Overall, it was a great meet for the team. Many swimmers achieved lifetime bests in their events and were able to qualify for CCS Nationals. The team is very excited to compete at the UCSD Winter Invitational and CCS Nationals and are putting in the hard work everyday.