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Cross country is the first UCLA team to end its postseason, and this weekend the top 10 men and women will be competing in Springfield, Oregon, against schools such as Colorado, Stanford and Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Weekend in Preview: Men’s water polo prepares for Pacific, women’s volleyball faces Washington

This post was updated Oct. 27 at 12:04 p.m.   Cross Country Nicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor The No. 14 men’s cross country team has covered 40,000 meters to get to this point, and the women have raced across 25,000. Read more...

Photo: Cross country is the first UCLA team to end its postseason, and this weekend the top 10 men and women will be competing in Springfield, Oregon, against schools such as Colorado, Stanford and Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Cross country is the first UCLA team to end its postseason, and this weekend the top 10 men and women will be competing in Springfield, Oregon, against schools such as Colorado, Stanford and Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

UCLA swim and dive started with low energy at UCSB and was not able to emerge victorious, even though they stepped up and raced better as the meet went on, coach Cyndi Gallagher said. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA swim and dive loses to UCSB, aided Pac-12 win over Team USA

UCLA swim and dive was undefeated all-time against UC Santa Barbara. Until Saturday. “It wasn’t the end result that I thought we’d do and it wasn’t the one I’d hope for,” said coach Cyndi Gallagher. Read more...

Photo: UCLA swim and dive started with low energy at UCSB and was not able to emerge victorious, even though they stepped up and raced better as the meet went on, coach Cyndi Gallagher said. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA swim and dive started with low energy at UCSB and was not able to emerge victorious, even though they stepped up and raced better as the meet went on, coach Cyndi Gallagher said. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sandra Soe is one of three Bruins competing at the USA Swimming College Challenge this weekend. The junior finished fourth in the A final of the 500-yard freestyle and was the anchor of the 800-yard freestyle relay at the SMU Classic last weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA swimming will be split in dual meet, aims to improve speed

It’s UCLA swim and dive’s second week of competition, and again the team will be split between two meets. The No. 21 Bruins (1-0) will send three swimmers to compete on behalf of the Pac-12 at the USA Swimming College Challenge at USC and the remainder of the swimming team will travel to UC Santa Barbara for a dual meet. Read more...

Photo: Sandra Soe is one of three Bruins competing at the USA Swimming College Challenge this weekend. The junior finished fourth in the A final of the 500-yard freestyle and was the anchor of the 800-yard freestyle relay at the SMU Classic last weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sandra Soe is one of three Bruins competing at the USA Swimming College Challenge this weekend. The junior finished fourth in the A final of the 500-yard freestyle and was the anchor of the 800-yard freestyle relay at the SMU Classic last weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Senior Sarah Kaunitz was an All-American Honorable Mention honoree for the 400 free relay last season. The breaststroker and freestyler said her goal this season is to put the team first – even if that means swimming an off-event. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA swim and dive sees new roster, aims to continue improvement

UCLA swim and dive finished last season 20th in the nation and remains in a similar standing, even after major personnel changes. No. 21 UCLA will kick off its season this weekend at both the Southern Methodist University Classic and at San Diego. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Kaunitz was an All-American Honorable Mention honoree for the 400 free relay last season. The breaststroker and freestyler said her goal this season is to put the team first – even if that means swimming an off-event. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Sarah Kaunitz was an All-American Honorable Mention honoree for the 400 free relay last season. The breaststroker and freestyler said her goal this season is to put the team first – even if that means swimming an off-event. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior diver Maria Polyakova took third place in the 1-meter event with a score of 325.80. Polyakova went on to a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event the next day with a score of 351.80. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Swimming and diving ends season with 20th-place finish at NCAAs

Coming off school-record-breaking and medal-winning performances at the Pac-12 championship, there were high expectations for senior swimmer Linnea Mack and junior diver Maria Polyakova at the NCAA championship. Read more...

Photo: Junior diver Maria Polyakova took third place in the 1-meter event with a score of 325.80. Polyakova went on to a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event the next day with a score of 351.80. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior diver Maria Polyakova took third place in the 1-meter event with a score of 325.80. Polyakova went on to a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event the next day with a score of 351.80. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Four Bruin divers will represent UCLA at the NCAA championship: sophomore Eloise Belanger, junior Maria Polyakova, junior Ciara Monahan and senior Annika Lenz. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Swimming and diving gears up for NCAA championship

With a mix of first-time debutantes and serious medal contenders, the No. 21 UCLA swimming and diving team is determined to perform its best at the NCAA championships. Read more...

Photo: Four Bruin divers will represent UCLA at the NCAA championship: sophomore Eloise Belanger, junior Maria Polyakova, junior Ciara Monahan and senior Annika Lenz. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Four Bruin divers will represent UCLA at the NCAA championship: sophomore Eloise Belanger, junior Maria Polyakova, junior Ciara Monahan and senior Annika Lenz. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)


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