#3 Stanford Women's Swimming And Diving Finishes Fourth At 2001 Pac-10 Championships
Feb. 24, 2001
Federal Way, Wash. - Third-ranked Stanford finished fourth at the 2001 Pac-10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Freshman standout Tara Kirk set new records for the Pac-10, the Pac-10 meet and Stanford with a time of 2:08.54 in the 200 breaststroke. Misty Hyman set a new Pac-10 meet record in the 200 butterfly (1:55.25), while Erin Sones (platform diving, 491.30 points) and Jessica Foschi (1500 freestyle, 16:05.68) also won individual events for Stanford. All of the winners' marks met NCAA 'A' Qualifying Standards.
Stanford athletes won 13 of the 21 events contested during the three-day meet, including four of seven on Saturday's final day, but the Cardinal was hurt by a lack of depth. Arizona won the meet with a three-day total of 1229.5 points, followed by UCLA (1130), USC (1099.5), Stanford (1033.5), California (942.5), Arizona State (784), Washington State (432), Washington (365) and Oregon State (285).
Saturday's non-Stanford winners included California's Natalie Coughlin in the 200 backstroke (1:52.73) and Haley Cope in the 100 freestyle (49.27). Arizona won the 400 freestyle relay with a mark of 3:18.39. All were NCAA 'A' Qualifying Standards.Stanford will compete at the Federal Way Invitational on Sunday before beginning preparation for the NCAA Championships (March 15-17) to be held in Long Island, New York.
FINAL TEAM SCORES
1. Arizona (1229.5)
2. UCLA (1130)
3. USC (1099.5)
4. Stanford (1033.5)
5. California (942.5)
6. Arizona State (784)
7. Washington State (432)
8. Washington (365)
9. Oregon State (285)
DAY 3 EVENT WINNERS & STANFORD PARTICIPANTS ONLY (FINAL RESULTS ONLY)
1. Jessica Foschi, Stanford 16:05.68 'A'
4. Jessie Carr, Stanford 16:35.51 'B'
24. Katy Blakemore, Stanford 17:30.76
26. Courtney Brigham, Stanford 17:38.47
29. Sarah Umetsu, Stanford 17:48.81
1. Misty Hyman, Stanford 1:55.25 'A'
(PAC-10 MEET RECORD)
400 FREESTYLE RELAY
1. Arizona `A' (Vanker, Kilian, Tolar, Brennan) 3:18.39 'A'
3. Stanford `A' (Cropper, Hyman, Ripple, Thies) 3:19.71 'B'
'A' - NCAA 'A' Qualifying Standard, 'B' NCAA 'B' Qualifying Standard