Stanford Women's Swimming And Diving Finishes Second At Texas Invitational

Dec. 3, 2000

AUSTIN, Texas - The Stanford women's swimming and diving team finished in second place with 529.5 points atthe conclusion of the 2000 Texas Invitational on Sunday. UCLA came back from 21 points behind Stanford,which had led the event after each of the first two days, to win the meet. The Bruins finished with 553.5points and used their depth to win the meet as UCLA individuals did not win a single event on Sunday. HostTexas finished in third place with 501.5 points, while Arizona was a close fourth with a three-day total of495.5.

Freshman Tara Kirk was once again the highlight for the Cardinal as she captured the 200 breast with anNCAA 'A' qualifying standard time of 2:12.24. Kirk had previously won the 100 breast on Saturday.Cardinal divers also finished in the top three spots in the platform diving competition. Senior Erin Sonescaptured the platform title with 438.30 points, while sophomore McKenze Murphy (434.75) was a closesecond and junior Alexis Sowa (373.55) finished third. The winning effort by Sones was also a new meetrecord. Senior Misty Hyman (1:56.33) and junior Shelly Ripple (1:58.71) both clocked NCAA 'A' qualifyingstandard times in the 200 fly, finishing second and fourth, respectively.

FINAL TEAM SCORES

1. UCLA 553.5
2. Stanford 529.5
3. Texas 501.5
4. Arizona 495.5
5. Wisconsin 398.5
6. California 367
7. Michigan 362
8. SMU 290
9. Rice 152
10. Minnesota 130
11. Arizona State 128.5
12. Texas Christian 71
13. Nebraska 47
14. Harvard 2

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS - DAY 3 (Event Winner & Stanford Participants Only)

200 BACK

PRELIMS FINALS
1. Beth Botsford, Arizona* 1:56.26 1:54.77
7. Shelly Ripple, Stanford+ 2:01.11 2:00.13
30. Alexis Oakland, Stanford 2:05.63 -----
48. Megan Baumgartner, Stanford 2:11.18 -----
50. Sarah Umetsu, Stanford 2:11.67 -----
51. Katy Blakemore, Stanford 2:14.14 -----

100 FREE

PRELIMS FINALS
1. Colleen Lane, Texas* 49.74 48.50
22. Lauren Thies, Stanford 51.72 52.09
33. Jessica Foschi, Stanford 52.55 -----
36. Kelly Bennett, Stanford 52.59 -----
41. Megan Baumgartner, Stanford 52.81 -----
64. Courtney Brigham, Stanford 54.36 -----

200 BREAST

PRELIMS FINALS
1. Tara Kirk, Stanford* 2:13.48 2:12.24
40. Jessie Carr, Stanford 2:29.45 -----
41. Alexis Oakland, Stanford 2:29.81 -----

200 FLY

PRELIMS FINALS
1. Natalie Coughlin, California* 1:57.92 1:55.93
2. Misty Hyman, Stanford* 1:58.18 1:56.33
4. Shelly Ripple, Stanford* 2:00.33 1:58.71
33. Lauren Thies, Stanford 2:07.50 -----

PLATFORM DIVING

FINALS
1. Erin Sones, Stanford 438.30
2. McKenze Murphy, Stanford 434.75
3. Alexis Sowa, Stanford 373.55

400 FREE RELAY

				   PRELIMS	   FINALS1. Texas 'A'*	   -----	   3:18.30	Finals: Tanica Jamison 50.04, Colleen Lane 47.96, Lauren Martin 51.16, Erin Phenix 49.148. Stanford 'A'	   -----	   3:26.75	Finals: Shelly Ripple 51.14, Misty Hyman 51.58, Lauren Thies 52.33, Jessica Foschi 51.7018. Stanford 'B'   -----	   3:31.01	Finals: Megan Baumgartner 52.49, Kelly Bennett 51.50, Sarah Umetsu 53.54, Alexis Oakland 53.48

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

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