No. 13 Women's Swimming Wraps Second Day At Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 23, 2001

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Juniors Sarah Baham and Riley Mants earned fourth-place finishes in their respective events, as the 13th-ranked Arizona State women's swimming team completed the second day of the Pac-10 Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., Friday.

Baham, the ASU record-holder in the 100 and 200-yard buttterfly, took fourth in the 100y fly in 54.93, while Mants secured her fourth-place finish in the 100y breastroke in a season-best 1:02.77. Both Sun Devil efforts were NCAA `B' qualifying times, two of the nine such times the Sun Devils posted during Friday's event finals.

Another of those `B' standards came in the 200y medley relay, where Miranda Shald, Mants, Baham and Claire Hedenskog combined for a season-best 1:42.16 to finish fifth.

Freshman Brooke Townsend continued her impressive Pac-10 swing with an ASU season-best 1:50.14 to claim ninth (first in the `B' final) in the 200y free. Teammate Amanda Stanford was right behind in 1:50.91, to claim 14th.

With 14 events completed, it appears as if ASU will finish in sixth-place for the fifth consecutive time. With a two-day total of 483.5, ASU is well behind fifth-place California's 642.5, but well-ahead of seventh-place WSU's 289 team points.

In conjunction with the women's swimming championships, the men's and women's conference diving championships also completed the second day of competition. ASU's Marc Briggs, fresh off a school record Thursday, placed third in the 1-meter dive with 354.75 points. The Sun Devils' Gordon Blukis advanced to the finals to finish seventh with a score of 291.05.

On the women's diving end of things, only Natalie Burgess advanced to finals of the 3-meter. Burgess captured eighth-place with a total score of 453.40.

The women's Pac-10 Championships will conclude Saturday with action in the following swimming events: 200 back (prelims/finals), 100 free (prelims/finals), 200 breast (prelims/finals), 200 fly (prelims/finals), 1650 free (finals only) and 400 free relay (finals only).

Diving events taking place Saturday are the men's and women's platform preliminaries and finals.

For complete Pac-10 results, locate the corresponding box atop the main page of this website.

Team Scoring (14 events): 1. Arizona 795, 2. USC 771.5, 3. UCLA 766, 4. Stanford 702, 5. California 642.5, 6. ASU 483.5, 7. WSU 289, 8. Washington 266, 9. OSU 231.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS --

Women 400 Yard IM PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 18. Patterson, Briana, ASU 4:31.47,

Women 100 Yard Butterfly PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 6. Baham, Sarah, ASU 55.16 B, 17. Wheelock, Allicia, ASU 56.42, 18. Shald, Miranda, ASU 56.51, 21. Mauro, Florence, ASU 56.93,

Women 200 Yard Freestyle PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 10. Townsend, Brooke, ASU 1:50.29 B, 11. Stanford, Mandy, ASU 1:51.14, 19. Ericson, Anna, ASU 1:52.63, 21. Hedenskog, Claire, ASU 1:52.79, 26. Titcomb, Katie, ASU 1:53.40, 32. Thompson, Jancy, ASU 1:55.02, 43. Currie, Kim, ASU 1:58.11, --. Baham, Sarah, ASU X1:53.22, Patterson, Briana, ASU X1:55.88,

Women 100 Yard Breaststroke PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 5. Mants, Riley, ASU 1:02.71 B, 14. Jedick, Josie, ASU 1:04.74, 14. Lowe, Jen, ASU 1:04.74, 20. Lightner, Liz, ASU 1:05.79, 23. Johnson, Karyl, ASU 1:06.44,

Women 100 Yard Backstroke PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 9. Morelli, Lauren, ASU 56.29 B, 12. Shald, Miranda, ASU 56.99, 17. Smart, Lindsey, ASU 57.41, 22. Sasada, Kelli, ASU 58.53, 24. Cuskie, Katie, ASU 58.73,

Women 3-Meter Diving PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 3. Burgess, Natallie, ASU 476.10, 16. Malatesta, Trish, ASU 390.75, 19. Stenson, Jessica, ASU 375.50,

Men 1-Meter Diving PRELIMINARIES (2/23): 2. Briggs, Marc, ASU 328.15, 5. Blukis, Gordon, ASU 291.95, 14. Helland, Gregg, ASU 227.20,

FINALS RESULTS --

Women 200 Yard Medley Relay FINALS (2/23): 5. Arizona State University 'A' (Shald, Miranda FR, Mants, Riley JR, Baham, Sarah JR, Hedenskog, Claire SO), 1:42.16 B,

Women 400 Yard IM FINALS (2/23): (A - Final) None (B - Final) None (C - Final) 20. Patterson, Briana, ASU 4:31.10,

Women 100 Yard Butterfly FINALS (2/23): (A - Final) 4. Baham, Sarah, ASU 54.93 B, (B - Final) None (C - Final) 17. Wheelock, Allicia, ASU 56.01 B, 18. Shald, Miranda, ASU 56.09 B, 21. Mauro, Florence, ASU 57.08,

Women 200 Yard Freestyle FINALS (2/23): (A - Final) None (B - Final) 9. Townsend, Brooke, ASU 1:50.14 B, 14. Stanford, Mandy, ASU 1:50.91, (C - Final) 18. Ericson, Anna, ASU 1:52.28, 24. Hedenskog, Claire, ASU 1:55.33,

Women 100 Yard Breaststroke FINALS (2/23): (A - Final) 4. Mants, Riley, ASU 1:02.77 B, (B - Final) 12. Jedick, Josie, ASU 1:04.35, (C - Final) 20. Johnson, Karyl, ASU 1:05.57, 21. Lightner, Liz, ASU 1:05.89,

Women 100 Yard Backstroke FINALS (2/23): (A - Final) None (B - Final) 9. Morelli, Lauren, ASU 56.07 B, 12. Shald, Miranda, ASU 56.39 B, (C - Final) 18. Smart, Lindsey, ASU 57.23, 23. Sasada, Kelli, ASU 58.51, 24. Cuskie, Katie, ASU 59.38,

Women 3-Meter Diving FINALS (2/23): 8. Burgess, Natallie, ASU 453.40,

Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay FINALS (2/23): 4. Arizona State University 'A' (Stanford, Mandy JR, Mauro, Florence FR, Ericson, Anna SR, Townsend, Brooke FR), 7:25.96 B, Arizona State University 'B' (Titcomb, Katie SO, Wheelock, Allicia JR, Thompson, Jancy FR, Devaney, Lyndsay SO), XDQ,

Men 1-Meter Diving FINALS (2/23): 3. Briggs, Marc, ASU 354.75, 7. Blukis, Gordon, ASU 291.05

For complete Pac-10 results, locate the corresponding box atop the main page of this website.