Women's Swimming, Diving Finishes Third at Pac-10 Championships.

Feb. 24, 2001

Sophomore Asa Sandlund was second in the 1650 free and juniors Katie Meyer (200 back) and Kellie Brennan (platform diving) each posted fourth-place finishes to pace a USC team that finished third on the final day of the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., on Saturday (Feb. 24).

Arizona won the Pac-10 title with 1229.5 points. UCLA barely edged USC, finishing second with 1130 points while the Trojans, in a great three-day showing, snagged third in 1099.5. Stanford was fourth with 1033.5, followed by California, Arizona, Washington State, Washington and Oregon State.

Sandlund, a native of Sweden, finished second in the freestyle mile in a season's best 16:29.21. Stanford's Jessica Foschi was first in 16:05.68. USC freshman Melissa Deary made her third consecutive top-eight appearance of the meet, swimming to third in a year-best 16:33.53. Senior Corrie Murphy also turned in a 2001 best of 16:48.45. Heather Boylan was ninth for USC in 16:52.53.

Meyer made her third finals appearance, taking fourth in the 200 back (1:58.65, season's best). Sophomore Michala Kwasny, who won the 400 IM on Friday, placed fourth in the 200 fly (1:59.93). Freshman Jana Krohn won the B final of the 200 fly in 2:00.58.

Brennan, the winner of the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards, finished fourth in the platform with 4:21.25 points. Freshman Nicci Fusaro also made her third finals appearance, taking seventh with 406.45.

USC men's diver Raymond Vincent made his second finals showing in the Pac-10 Men's Diving Championship (held in conjunction with the women's), taking sixth in the platform in 476.45. He was also seventh in the 3-meter (479.60).

USC's top finisher in the 200 breast was junior Kristin MacGregor, who was 13th (2:19.25). The Trojans' top scorer in the 100 free was Kristen Rich, taking 21st in 52.43.

The Trojans' 400 free relay of sophomore Jennifer Parmenter, Krohn, Kwasny and MacGregor was fourth in 3:21.60, a season-best by far.

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