Feb. 26, 2004
Long Beach, CA - After the second day of competition at the 2004 Pac-10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Arizona State at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, the UCLA Bruins are in second placed with 410 points. Stanford is first with 482 points. Rounding out the top-five are UCLA, Arizona (third, 398), Cal (fourth, 354) and Arizona State (fifth, 322.50).
In today's final events, the victorious 200 Free Relay squad of Kim Vandenberg, Malin Svahnstrom, Amy Thurman and Sara Platzer led the Bruins. They won in a NCAA 'B' time of 1:31.32 and scored 64 points. Also impressive were the six top-10 Bruin finishers. Topping the list were Platzer and Vandenberg, who went two-three in the 50 Free. Platzer was the runner-up in a NCAA 'A' time of 22.73 (22.64 prelims). Vandenberg's time of 23.09 was a NCAA 'B' time.
Also finishing in the top-10 were Katie Nelson, Svahnstrom, Katie Arnold and Thurman. Nelson placed sixth in the 500 Free in 4:47.01 (NCAA 'B' time). Svahnstrom was sixth in the 200 IM, finishing in a NCAA 'B' time of 2:00.77. And, in the 50 Free, freshmen Arnold and Thurman finished ninth and tenth, respectively, in 23.34 and 23.45. Both are NCAA 'B' qualifying times.
Other Bruin scorers in the 500 Free were Jackie Lobdell (11th, 4:49.23, 'B'), Jane Imagane (15th, 4:53.62, 'B'), Krissy Tinney (20th, 4:52.23, 'B'), Melissa Miller (21st, 4:55.42) and Liz Keating (22nd, 4:55.69). Five other Bruins scored in the 200 IM, Kim Scarborough (13th, 2:03.09, 'B'), Lindsey Smart (15th, 2:03.38, 'B'), Courtney Iversen (21st, 2:03.91, 'B'), Kendall Butler (22nd, 2:04.55) and Shellene Catalano (23rd, 2:04.58).
At the Pac-10 Diving Championships, hosted by UCLA in Federal Way, WA, Paige Thompson and Janine Strack competed in the three-meter finals. Thompson placed fourth (472.70) and Strack was eighth (403.30). In the prelims, Sara Clark finished 12th (394.20) and Amanda Blong was 13th (390.20).
The Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships will continue tomorrow and end on Saturday, February 28.
Team Scores - Day 2
1. Stanford, 482
2. UCLA, 410
3. Arizona, 398
4. Cal, 354
5. Arizona State, 322.50
6. USC, 318
7. Washington, 134
8. Oregon State, 129.5
9. Washington State, 128