#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)

1650 FREESTYLE
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

200 BACKSTROKE
1. Natalie Coughlin, California 1:52.73 'A'
3. Shelly Ripple, Stanford 1:57.29 'A'
8. Alexis Oakland, Stanford 2:03.70

100 FREESTYLE
1. Haley Cope, California 49.27 'A'
9. Lauren Thies, Stanford 50.31 'B'
16. Kelly Bennett, Stanford 51.94
17. Haley Champion, Stanford 51.53
18. Megan Baumgartner, Stanford 51.78

200 BREASTSTROKE
1. Tara Kirk, Stanford 2:08.54 'A'
(PAC-10 MEET RECORD, PAC-10 RECORD, STANFORD SCHOOL RECORD)
14. Amber Rais, Stanford 2:19.37

200 BUTTERFLY
1. Misty Hyman, Stanford 1:55.25 'A'
(PAC-10 MEET RECORD)

PLATFORM DIVING
1. Erin Sones, Stanford 491.30 'A'
2. McKenze Murphy, Stanford 458.55 'A'

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

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