Bears come home from Utah with a win

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Ayla Spitz took first place in the 200 freestyle and the 200 back in Utah on Friday.

Cal claims 12 of 14 races to defeat Utah, 160-100

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Sixth overall Cal has won 12 of 14 events, including two each by Ayla Spitz, Isabelle Ivey and Sarah DiMeco, to beat Utah, 160-100, in a double-meet Friday.

DiMeco won both distance freestyle races, first winning the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10: 17.47 for a two-second advantage over his teammate. Robin neumann. Later in the competition, she claimed the 500 freestyle in 5: 02.18.

Spitz was next to jump in, starting with the 200 freestyle as his time of 1: 49.83 led a 1-2-3-4 Cal with Lizzy cook, Alicia Wilson and Eloise Riley just behind. Spitz also prevailed in the 200 backstroke with a two-second win clocking 2: 01.26.

Isabelle Ivey went on to get his two hand at the wall with his wins in the 100 backstroke (53.31) and 100 freestyle (50.55).

Others to capture the top spot on the day were Alicia Henri in the 100 breast (1: 02.52), Rachel Klinker in the 200 butterfly (2: 00.09, with Cook and Mia Kragh second and third), Kragh in the 100 butterfly (55.60) and Wilson in the 400 IM (4: 22.00).

The Bears also took first place in both relays, winning the 200 medley relay in 1: 40.21 with a squad made up of Isabelle Stadden, Ema rajic, Emilie Gantriis and Elise Garcia. Ivey, Gantriis, Garcia and Ella Mazurek closed the competition with a winning time of 1: 32.24 in the 200 freestyle.

Cal returns to the action Dec. 1-4 when the Bears travel to the Minnesota Invitational for their big midseason invite. Cal’s next home meeting is Dec. 18 against UC San Diego.

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