Women's Swimming And Diving In First At Austin

Dec. 1, 2000

AUSTIN, Texas - The Stanford women's swimming and diving team is in the lead after the first day of the 2000 Texas Invitational. The Cardinal racked up 177 points on the first day of competition, holding a slim lead over second-place UCLA (173.5 points) and third-place Arizona (170.5 points).

Junior Jessica Foschi captured the 500 free in an NCAA 'A' qualifying standard time of 4:42.53, winning the event by a margin of 10.38 seconds. Senior Misty Hyman and junior Shelly Ripple both set NCAA 'A' qualifying standard times in the 100 fly. Hyman placed second in a time of 53.37 in the finals after clocking in at 52.99 in the prelims. Ripple was fourth in a finals time of 53.92. Junior Lauren Thies set an NCAA 'B' qualifying standard time by clocking in at 4:52.91 in the 500 free, good for an eighth place finish.

Final results of the 200 individual medley, the 50 free and the 400 medley relay were unavailable. Results for the prelims in those events included a couple of NCAA 'B' qualifying standard times in the 200 IM by Hyman (2:01.75) and Ripple (2:01.90).

Sophomore diver McKenze Murphy finished second in the one-meter event with a final score of 267.30

The three-day event continues on Saturday before wrapping up the following day.

TEAM SCORES -- DAY 1

1. Stanford 177 2. UCLA 173.5 3. Arizona 170.5 4. Texas 163 5. California 154 6. Wisconsin 131.5 7. Southern Methodist 127 8. Michigan 111 9. Rice 56 10. Arizona State 53.5 11. Minnesota 35 12. Texas Christian 22 13. Nebraska 19

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS -- DAY 1 (Event Winner & Stanford Participants Only)

200 FREE RELAY 1. Wisconsin 'A'+ 1:32.39 1:32.98 Finals: Jennifer Lyman 23.23, Jaime Belfor 23.47, Christy Mullinax 23.26, Ellen Stonebraker 23.02 11. Stanford 'B' 1:37.30 1:34.42 Finals: Misty Hyman 23.65, Shelly Ripple 23.27, Megan Baumgartner 23.77, Kelly Bennett 23.73 Prelims: Tara Kirk 24.52, Lauren Thies 24.30, Jessica Foschi 24.06, Alexis Oakland 24.42 DQ. Stanford 'A' DQ Prelims: Misty Hyman 23.86, Shelly Ripple 23.27, Megan Baumgartner 24.02, Kelly Bennett DQ

500 FREE 1. Jessica Foschi, Stanford* 4:50.67 4:42.53 8. Lauren Thies, Stanford+ 4:52.32 4:52.91 36. Jessie Carr, Stanford 5:03.83 ----- 38. Courtney Brigham, Stanford 5:04.30 ----- 48. Sarah Umetsu, Stanford 5:08.26 ----- 50. Katy Blakemore, Stanford 5:08.58 -----

100 FLY 1. Natalie Coughlin, California* 53.58 52.40 2. Misty Hyman, Stanford* 52.99 53.37 4. Shelly Ripple, Stanford* 53.95 53.92 51. Kelly Bennett, Stanford 59.01 ----- 53. Alexis Oakland, Stanford 59.11 -----

200 IM (ONLY PRELIM RESULTS AVAILABLE) Misty Hyman, Stanford+ 2:01.75 Shelly Ripple, Stanford+ 2:01.90 Tara Kirk, Stanford 2:06.58 Lauren Thies, Stanford 2:06.81 Jessica Foschi, Stanford 2:07.61 Alexis Oakland, Stanford 2:08.69 Jessie Carr, Stanford 2:10.97 Sarah Umetsu, Stanford 2:12.64

50 FREE (ONLY PRELIM RESULTS AVAILABLE) Kelly Bennett, Stanford 23.76 Megan Baumgartner, Stanford 23.85 Tara Kirk, Stanford 24.34

400 MEDLEY RELAY (NO RESULTS AVAILABLE)

ONE-METER DIVING 1. Ally Hartzell, Texas 276.80 273.25 2. McKenze Murphy, Stanford 274.85 267.30 3. Erin Sones, Stanford 257.15 262.85 14. Alexis Sowa, Stanford 226.30 -----

*NCAA Qualifying 'A' Standard, +NCAA Qualifying 'B' StandardNOTE: All events are 25-yard short course pool.

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