Six pool records fall as Cal beats UC San Diego 170-92 in women’s doubles encounter


  • Friday, November 4, 2022
  • Canyonview Aquatic Center, San Diego, CA
  • SCY (25 meters)
  • Results


  1. Cal – 170
  2. UCSD-92

UCSD hosted Cal for a women’s double meet on Friday, falling to the Golden Bears 170-92. The Canyonview Aquatic Center pool record chart has been rewritten, seeing Cal drop four pool records and UCSD two.

Cal kicked off the competition with a pool record in the 400 medley relay, swimming in 3:38.93. Isabelle Staden (54.09), Jade Nezer (1:01.47), Mia Kragh (53.24), and Eloise Riley (50.13) teamed up to make it happen, breaking the pool record of 3:47.60.

Cal would also set a new pool record in the 200 freestyle relay at the end of the session. Ella Mazurek (23.42), Riley (23.06), Emilie Gantriis (22.98), and Emma Davidson (23.01) combined for a 1:32.47, taking over a second off the pool record.

Isabelle Staden won the 200m individual medley swimming in 2:02.32. Her time marks a new pool record, as she held off her teammates Lea Polonsky (2:02.50) and Ayla Spitz (2:02.86), both of whom were also under the previous pool record. Stadden was out fast, splitting 26.77 on the volley and 29.51 on the back for a 56.28 in the top 100.

Cal’s other record in the pool came in the 200 butterfly, where Rachel Klinker swam in 1:58.81, narrowly beating Polonsky (1:59.01) as well. Klinker held his pace very well, separating 30.25, 30.37 and 30.77 respectively over the last three 50.

UCSD themselves broke two pool records, both of which came early in the game. In the 1000 free, the first individual event, Juli Arzave swam a 10:08.32. She led a 1-2 punch by the Tritons, with Sophie Bell taking second place in 10:14.97. Arzave fell well under the pool record, which stood at 10:11.34.

Then the UCSDs Katja Pavicevic took the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.14. She posted the fastest split time of the field over both 50s in the race, swimming 29.29 on the first 50 and 32.85 on the second. Her run was well short of the previous pool record of 1:02.97.

Pavicevic swept the breaststroke events, clocking 2:15.32 in the 200 breaststroke. She also narrowly missed the 200m pool record, as that mark sits at 2:15.27.

Isabelle Staden also picked up a victory in the 200 freestyle, swimming in 1:50.58.

by Cal Emilie Gantriis swept through the events without a sprint. Gantriis swam a 23.43 in the 50 freestyle, touching just 0.06 seconds ahead of his teammate Eloise Riley. Gantriis then won the 100 freestyle in 50.95, this time narrowly beating Stadden, who touched second in 50.98.

by Cal Ayla Spitz was also a two-time event winner. Spitz won the 100 backstroke first, clocking 54.59. She then swam in 4:52.97 in the 500 freestyle, touching first by five seconds.