Feb. 25, 2004
Long Beach, CA - After the first day of the Pac-10 Swimming Championships, held at Belmont Plaza, the Bruins are in seventh place. After two final events, the Bruins have scored 54 points. Stanford and Cal are tied for first with 116 points and Arizona is third with 110 points. USC is fourth with 102 points, followed by Arizona State (fifth, 100 points), Washington State (sixth, 88 points) and UCLA. Oregon State is eighth with 48 points. And, Washington is in ninth place with 44 points.
The 200-yard Medley Relay and 800-yard Free Relay were contested this evening. In the 200 Medley Relay, the Bruin team of Katie Arnold, Leslie Hovsepian, Kim Vandenberg and Sara Platzer placed third in a school record 1:40.88. It is also a NCAA "B" qualifying time. Nicole Beck, Amber Wines, Beth Goodwin and Keiko Price set the previous UCLA 200 Medley Record of 1:40.98 in 1999. Stanford's Megan Baumgardner, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk and Sarah Jones won in 1:39.87.
In the 800 Free Relay, the UCLA squad of Vandenberg, Malin Svahnstrom, Jackie Lobdell and Katie Nelson was disqualified. Cal's Erin Reilly, Ashley Chandler, Micha Burden and Lauren Medina won in a Pac-10 meet record 7:08.13.
The Pac-10 Swimming Championships will continue tomorrow. Pac-10 Diving, hosted by UCLA in Federal Way, WA, will begin tomorrow. Both championships will conclude Saturday.