No. 6 Arizona upsets No. 3 Cal behind Geer, Pickens, Brandon's double wins
TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 6 Arizona defeated No. 3 Cal on Friday 168.5-112.5.
Junior Margo Greer and sophomore Bonnie Brandon paced the Wildcats with two individual victories each. Geer won the 200 and 100 frees with times of 1:46.86 and 48.21, respectively. Brandon hit the wall first in both the 1,000 free (9:55.51) and 500 free (4:50.57).
Also ending the day with two individual victories was junior diver Samantha Pickens. She scored a 343.73 in the 1-meter dive and a 289.35 in the 3-meter dive to cruise to first-place finishes.
Other first-place finishers for the ladies included senior Lauren Smart in the 100 fly (54.41) and junior Kait Flederbach in the 50 free (23.26).
The women also won the two relays of the day. Seniors Megan Lafferty and Ellyn Baumgardner swam a 1:38.40 in the 200 medley relay along with Smart and Geer, while Geer, Flederbach, Brandon, and junior Alana Pazevic posted a 3:18.33 in the 400 free relay.
"I'm really proud of the women's team for coming together like that," head coach Eric Hansen said. "It's been a work in progress and it's nice to see them happy and together."