March 21, 2003
Auburn, AL - At the conclusion of the second day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the Bruins have scored a total of 73 points after the completion of 14 events. Auburn is in first place with 389 points, followed by Georgia in second place with 262 points. Stanford is in third place with 202.5 points. Rounding out the top-five are USC with 198 points and Texas and Florida, tied with 192 points, respectively.
The top Bruin performer of the day was junior Malin Svahnstrom (Upplands Vasby, SWE/Vilunda Gymnasium), who placed 11th in the 200 Free in 1:47.53. In the final of the 200 Medley Relay, the team of juniors Taylor Spivey (Atlanta, GA/The Lovett School), Leslie Hovsepian (Rancho Mirage, CA/Cathedral City), Kristen Lewis (Moraga, CA/Campolindo) and Sara Platzer (Lakewood, WA/Lakes) placed ninth in 7:14.76. In the three-meter springboard, senior Regan Gosnell (Potomac, MD/Holton Arms) placed 15th, scoring 475.35 points.
In Friday's preliminaries, junior Brooke Winkler (Los Altos, CA/St. Francis) placed 33rd in the 400 IM in 4:22.15. In the 100 Fly prelim, Lewis was 18th (53.94) and freshman Kim Vandenberg (Moraga, CA/Campolindo) was 21st (54.00). In the 200 Free prelim, sophomore Lindsey Smart (Stockton, CA/Lincoln) tied for 41st (1:49.98) and junior Jackie Lobdell (Gig Harbor, WA/Gig Harbor) was 46th (1:50.32). Hovsepian was 26th (1:03.17) in the 100 Breast prelim and Spivey tied for 21st (54.90) in the 100 Back prelim.
The NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center, will conclude Saturday, March 22.