UW Swimming Wraps Up Competition At Pac-10 Championships
Feb. 24, 2001
FEDERAL WAY, WA. - The University of Washington women's swimmingteam is remain's in 8th place after finishing day three of the 2000-2001Pac-10 Conference Championships at the Weyerhauser King County AquaticsCenter. Husky Kim Harada (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and the 400 yard freestylerelay team broke school records.
Harada broke her old school and personal record of 50:60 in the 100 yardfreestyle race by swimming a NCAA-provisional time of 50.14, earning her wayto a 5th place victory.
The 400 yard freestyle relay team placed 8th with a time of 3:28.64,also breaking a previous school record of 3:31.36. Members of the relay teamincluded Kim Harada, Lisa Fanning (Bellevue, Wash), Melody Staubitz (Mesa,Ariz), and Evelyn Hingsbergen (Elk Grove, Calif).
Irene Schneider (Davis, Calif) took 7th place in the 200 yard butterflyevent, 2nd place on the UW record list. She finished with an NCAAprovisional time of 2:02.59. Also finishing up strong in the event was 19thJennifer Latzen (Folsom, Calif) in 2:04.50 and 23rd Evelyn Hingsbergen in2:08.17. provisional time of 4:21.57, taking the number 10 spot in thefinals.
The women also had several qualifiers in the bonus finals. In the 1650yard freestyle event, Janella Bart (Huntington Beach, Calif) placed 23rdwith a time of 17:24.06, April Cheadle taing 27th with 17:38.55 and SamanthaBrace (Seatt,le, Wash) 33rd with 18:10.81. In the 200 yard backstrokecompetition Megan Taggart (Coeur d' Alene, Idaho) finished 24th with a timeof 2:12.42, placing 4th on UW's all time record list.
The Pac-10 Championships concludes it's three day tournament withArizona taking 1st place with a score of 1, 229.5.
Final Meet Combined Team Scores
1. Arizona - 1,229.5
2. UCLA - 1,130
3. USC - 1,099.5
4. Stanford - 1,033.5
5. California - 942.5
6. ASU - 784
7. WSU - 432
8. Washington - 365
9.OSU - 285
Event: Women's 200 Yard Backstroke
1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 1:52.73
24. Megan Taggart, UW 2:12.42
Event: Women's 100 Yard Freestyle
1. Haley Cope, Cal 49.27
5. Kim Harada, UW 50.14
Event: Women's 200 yard breaststroke
1. Tara Kirk, Stanford 208.54
Event: Women's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1. University of Arizona (Vanker, Kilian, Tolar, Brennan) 3:18.39
8. UW (Harada, Fanning, Staubitz, Hingsbergen) 3:28.64