Feb. 23, 2001
During the Pacific-10 Conference Swimming Championships, diaries from Cougar swimmers will be featured each day.
Tatiana Maristany is a freshman from Mexico City, Mexico. She swims the backstroke and freestyle events for the Cougars. Earlier this year, Maristany traveled to Torreon, Mexico, to compete in the Mexican National Swimming Championships. There, Maristany earned three national titles, claiming victory the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter freestyle relay and 400-meter medley relay. In addition, her 400 medley team established a Mexican national record at the meet.
Maristany (2/23/01):Yesterday, four school records fell, three in the championships and Melissa (Hubley) in the 200 fly time trial.
Today, Andree-Anne (LeRoy) broke the 400 IM school record. Everyone was cheering so loudly while she swam.
Rachel (Dong) also had an awesome swim. Her 100 fly time broke the school record, and Melissa and Lindsay (Henahan) swam really fast too. It was a magical event.
We had a great effort in the 200 free also, Semah (Zavareh), Becca (Cohen), Jill (Olson), Sara (Schmied) and Sasha (Taylor) all swam very strongly.
In the 100 back, Koko (Nicole Chinn) was awesome. She dropped five seconds off her best time from the season. It got us all so excited! Taryn (Ternent) and Katie (Byrnes) both had really fast races too. It's great to see how our hard work is really paying off.
The 200 medley relay was also a great event for us. Everyone swam their best times, it was incredible! Koko, Christina (Swanson), Lindsay and Rachel put together an awesome relay, broke the record, and got an NCAA B cut.
Andree-Anne, Sasha, Jill, and Becca swam their 800 free relay in the morning so that we could go to the hotel early that evening and get a good night's sleep. We still have one more day to go!