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Late push not enough as women’s ASU falls to UCLA

by ZwemZa on November 4th, 2018


Marlies Ross (Twitter)

Chloe Isleta notched three wins in three individual events, including sweeping the backstroke for the third time this season, and Erica Laning contributed her third 200 freestyle victory of the season on Saturday morning at UCLA.

The Sun Devils (1-3) swept two events (200BR, 200IM) in the meet and notched victories in five in the 160-140 loss against the Bruins.

Nora Deleske (2:17.83) touched the wall first in 200 breast, followed by Marlies Ross (2:17.93) and Silja Kansakoski (2:18.73) to claim the top three spots. Isleta (2:03.10), Ross (2:04.04) and Deleske (2:04.09) did the same in the 200 IM.

Isleta once again swept the backstroke events, which she has done in all but one of the Sun Devils’ meets this season. The California native raced to a first place finish in the 100 and 200 back, and added a win in the 200 IM to cap off an impressive day for the junior.

In the diving well, Ashley McCool and Frida Kaellgren combined to put points on the board for the Sun Devils, with McCool placing second in both the 1M and 3M, while Kaellgren placed third in both events. McCool was just eight points behind Maria Polyakova in the 3M springboard, who won that event en route to being named Pac-12 Diver of the year in 2016-17.

Freshman Ruby Martin continued her dominance in the butterfly stroke against the Bruins, swimming to a second-place finish in the 200 fly and third in the 100 fly. Martin has had a podium finish in five of her seven races in the butterfly.

The Sun Devils take two weeks off to train and are back in action on Nov. 14 and 15. The swim and dive squads will part ways, as diving heads to the Texas Diving Invitational while the swimmers head to the Indiana Invitational. Fans can keep up with the action all season long by following @ASUSwimDive on Twitter.

Erica Laning (200 free)
Chloe Isleta (100 back, 200 back, 200 IM)
Nora Deleske (200 breast)

200 breast (Deleske, Ross, Kansakoski)
200 IM (Isleta, Ross, Deleske)


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