Women's Swimming & Diving Finishes Sixth At Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 24, 2001

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- For the fifth consecutive year, Arizona State finished in sixth-place at the women's Pacific-10 Conference swimming and diving championships, wrapping up a three-day team total of 784 at the Weyerhaeuser King Count Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., Saturday.

Arizona repeated as conference champions with 1,229.5 points, with UCLA (1,130) and USC (1,099.5) closing out the top-three. Although smaller than last year's 877-point total, the Sun Devils 784-point output was their second-best score in the last four seasons.

ASU junior Riley Mants completed a fine championship performance with a third-place, NCAA `A' qualifying time of 2:13.41 finish in the 200-yard breaststroke. In addition to Mants, four Sun Devils scored for ASU in the event: Josie Jedick (16th, 2:20.12), Jennifer Lowe (17th, 2:20.57), Karyl Johnson (2:21.19) and Elizabeth Lighnter (2:21.30).

Like Mants, freshman Brook Townsend had already provided ASU with some of its best performances before Saturday. However, with a sixth-place finish in the 1650y freestyle, Townsend again jumped into the Sun Devil record books by earning ASU's ninth-best all-time time of 16:40.73.

Coming in eighth in the 1650y free, junior Amanda Stanford matched her personal-best of 16:50.63. Lyndsay Devaney (12th, 16:58.69), Katie Titcomb (17th, 17:06.91) and Jennifer Thompson (22nd, 17:23.15) also put points on the board for ASU.

Swimming in her final Pac-10 meet, senior Lauren Morelli, second all-time in the 200y back at ASU, earned sixth-place in the same event in 2:01.42, after swimming 1:59.89 in the preliminaries. Lindsey Smart contributed a 13th-place finish in 2:03.44, while Katie Cuskie scored points in 21st with a time of 2:07.46.

In the 200y butterfly, juniors Sarah Baham and Alicia Wheelock finished eighth and 16th, respectively, in times of 2:03.20 and 2:03.68.

The other individual event to take place Saturday was the 100y free, in which sophomore Claire Hedenskog's 50.61 took tenth, although her ASU season-best 50.09 in the prelims was a personal record. Florence Mauro contributed a personal collegiate-best 51.99 to make the finals, before swimming 52.10 to take 19th.

The only relay held Saturday was the 400 free relay, in which the Sun Devils endured yet another sixth-place team finish, this time in a season-best 3:25.62.

In conjunction with the women's swimming championships, the men's and women's diving championships also wrapped-up Saturday, with competition on the platform. Senior Trish Malatesta led ASU with an eight-place total of 356.10, while senior Marc Briggs completed his fine weekend with a third-place 518.45. Freshman Gordon Blukis finished sixth with 497.90 points.

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

ASU FINAL RESULTS:

Final 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. Washington State 432, 8. Washington 365, 9. OSU 285.

Women 1650 Yard Freestyle: 6. Townsend, Brooke, ASU 16:40.73 B, 8. Stanford, Mandy, ASU 16:50.63, 12. Devaney, Lyndsay, ASU 16:58.69, 17. Titcomb, Katie, ASU 17:06.91, 22. Thompson, Jancy, ASU 17:23.15, 28. Currie, Kim, ASU 17:40.36,

Women 200 Yard Backstroke: (A - Final) 6. Morelli, Lauren, ASU 2:01.42 B, (B - Final) 13. Smart, Lindsey, ASU 2:03.44, (C - Final) 21. Cuskie, Katie, ASU 2:07.46,

Women 100 Yard Freestyle: (A - Final) None (B - Final) 10. Hedenskog, Claire, ASU 50.61 B, 19. Mauro, Florence, ASU 52.10,

Women 200 Yard Breaststroke: (A - Final) 3. Mants, Riley, ASU 2:13.41 A, (B - Final) 16. Jedick, Josie, ASU 2:20.12, (C - Final) 17. Lowe, Jen, ASU 2:20.57, 19. Johnson, Karyl, ASU 2:21.19, 21. Lightner, Liz, ASU 2:21.30,

Women 200 Yard Butterfly: (A - Final) 1. Hyman, Misty, STAN 1:55.25+ A, 2. Goodwin, Bethany, UCLA 1:59.72 B, 3. Vogt, Erin, UA 1:59.89 B, 4. Kwasny, Michala, USC 1:59.93 B, 5. Hubley, Melissa, WSU 2:01.09 B, 6. Younglove, Katie, UCLA 2:01.33 B, 7. Schneider, Irene, UW 2:02.59 B, 8. Baham, Sarah, ASU 2:03.20, (B - Final) 9. Krohn, Jana, USC 2:00.58 B, 10. Papadopoulou, Maria, UA 2:00.80 B, 11. O'Kane, Erin C, USC 2:02.15 B, 12. Sissener, Kristen, CAL 2:02.70 B, 13. Voitovitsch, Julia, UCLA 2:03.21, 14. Lewis, Kristen, UCLA 2:03.32, 15. Dwyer, Brighid, UCLA 2:03.45, 16. Wheelock, Allicia, ASU 2:03.68, (C - Final) 17. McAdoo, Katherine, CAL 2:03.28, 18. Griffith, Natalie, CAL 2:03.70, 19. Latzen, Jennifer, UW 2:04.50, 20. Higashijima, Naya, OSU 2:06.62, 21. Valerio, Heather M, USC 2:07.86, 22. Carano, Rachelle, WSU 2:08.02, 23. Hingsbergen, Evelyn, UW 2:08.17, 24. Boylan, Heather A, USC 2:09.97,

Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: 6. Arizona State University 'A' (Mauro, Florence FR, Wheelock, Allicia JR, Ericson, Anna SR, Hedenskog, Claire SO), 3:25.62, Arizona State University 'B' (Patterson, Briana FR, Smart, Lindsey FR, Lowe, Jen JR, Titcomb, Katie SO), X3:34.12,

Women Platform Diving: (Finals) 8. Malatesta, Trish, ASU 356.10,

Men Platform Diving: 3. Briggs, Marc, ASU 518.45, 5. Blukis, Gordon, ASU 497.90

PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

Women 200 Yard Backstroke: 5. Morelli, Lauren, ASU 1:59.89 B, 13. Smart, Lindsey, ASU 2:02.71, 15. Sasada, Kelli, ASU 2:04.04, 20. Cuskie, Katie, ASU 2:07.17

Women 100 Yard Freestyle: 10. Hedenskog, Claire, ASU 51.09, 17. Mauro, Florence, ASU 51.99, 29. Ericson, Anna, ASU 52.82, 32. Patterson, Briana, ASU 53.24, --. Baham, Sarah, ASU X52.63,

Women 200 Yard Breaststroke: 3. Mants, Riley, ASU 2:14.70 B, 16. Jedick, Josie, ASU 2:20.40, 17. Johnson, Karyl, ASU 2:21.01, 18. Lowe, Jen, ASU 2:21.15, 19. Lightner, Liz, ASU 2:21.33,

Women 200 Yard Butterfly: 8. Baham, Sarah, ASU 2:01.22 B, 11. Wheelock, Allicia, ASU 2:03.02, 25. Devaney, Lyndsay, ASU 2:09.23,

Women Platform Diving: 8. Malatesta, Trish, ASU 392.75, 17. Stenson, Jessica, ASU 311.55, 18. Burgess, Natallie, ASU 310.50,

Men Platform Diving: 3. Briggs, Marc, ASU 518.05, 6. Blukis, Gordon, ASU 449.60, 11. Helland, Gregg, ASU 347.75,

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

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