Feb. 28, 2009
Sophomore Laura Winn highlighted the Bruin swimmers and divers on the final day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, WA as she had a career day on the tower event. Winn headed into the meet with a best score of 216.25 and blew that score out of the water with her runner-up finish.
In the prelims, she qualified for the NCAA Zone meet with a personal-best score of 231.10 and then upped that score to 252.05 in the final to finish second overall. Winn took the lead on her fourth dive as she earned four 8.0's and one 9.0, but was edged out in the final round for first-place.
Also in the tower final, senior Tess Schofield placed eighth with a score of 222.15. Schofield posted a season-best score of 260.05 in the prelim rounds.
In swimming action sophomore Sam Vanden Berge was the highest finishing Bruin of the meet with her fifth-place swim in the mile. She swam a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time of 16:23.94 to finish fifth overall. Also in the 1650 freestyle, sophomore Dani Milligan was 11th (16:31.96) and freshman Jennifer Lamb was 23rd (17:22.09).
In the 200 back, senior Madeleine Stanton was 12th in a time of 1:55.88. Junior Isabell Fischer swam a lifetime-best and NCAA consideration time of 1:56.72 to finish 13th overall, while senior Erin Frizzell also swam a lifetime-best with her 18th-place swim of 1:58.97.
Senior Anna Poteete was 16th in the 100 free (50.11). In the 200 breast, senior Kristen Fischer swam a season-best 2:17.86 to finish 19th, and sopohomore Brittany Beauchan was 20th in a time of 2:18.92.
In the 200 fly, freshman Bianca Casciari was 15th in a time of 2:00.24. Casciari swam a lifetime-best 2:00.11 in the prelim rounds. Freshman Yasi Jahanshahi was 19th (2:00.50), sophomore Lauren Hall was 23rd (2:04.09) and sophomore Alex Sullivan was 24th (2:04.27). Sullivan swam a lifetime-best 2:03.20 in the prelim rounds.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Bibb, Poteete, Annie Stefanec and Stanton placed seventh in an NCAA consideration time of 3:21.04.
The Bruins finished the meet in sixth-place with 659 points. California won the team crown with 1550 points, while Arizona was second (1339 points).