Oct. 20, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's swimming and diving team opened up their season Friday afternoon at the USD Swim Complex against the UCLA Bruins. The Toreros posted a 174-84 loss, however many accomplishments were achieved by the team.
"We had four individuals swim their life time best," head coach Mike Keeler said "We are very happy for those athletes and their accomplishments today."
Sophomore Erin Voyles posted a 200 freestyle time of 1:55.19 good enough for second place in that event. That was followed by a third place finish by freshman Kristen Yoon in the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:00.26.
Senior Meghan Peter swam the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:06.31 good enough for second place. Freshman Kristina Levesque recorded back-to-back second place finishes in the 50 freestyle (24.63) and the 100 freestyle (54.88). Yoon posted another third place finish for the Toreros in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:09.84.
"11 freshman participated in their first division I swim meet and for having that many new swimmers they swam really well for opening competition." Keeler said.
In the last event of the day, San Diego's 200 free relay A team was with in 1.5 seconds off the first place mark by the Bruins posting a second place time of 1:39.91.
"Both relays picked up right where we left off last year at conference with their results, and that says a lot about this team," Keeler said. "I am really excited about the potential for this season."
San Diego's Joy Miller scored a team high nine individual points for San Diego in her four events. Levesque recorded two second place finishes in her individual events while holding anchor leg duties in the relay events for USD.
The Toreros return to the water on Friday, November 3 in Irvine, California at the Big West Shootout hosted by UC Irvine for an all day event.