No. 6 Cal Women's Swimming Tops No. 7 Arizona State, 173-125

Jan. 25, 2002

BERKELEY, CA - The No. 6 ranked California women's swim team (4-1) defeated No. 7 Arizona State, 173-125, Friday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The Bears won 10 of the meet's 16 events and were led by sophomores Natalie Coughlin and Danielle Becks, who won three individual events apiece.

Coughlin, the 2001 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, placed first in the 100 back (55.04), 200 IM (1:57.54) and 100 fly (53.43). Becks won the 200 free (1:49.68), the 50 free (23.34) and the 100 free (50.51). Cal was also paced by junior Ashley Whitney, who captured the 1000 free (9:58.66) and the 500 free (4:53.57). Other winners for the Bears were junior Staciana Stitts in the 100 breast (1:01.51) and senior Alice Henriques in the 200 back (1:57.91).

Cal also captured the 200 medley relay (1:41.51, Coughlin, Stitts, Henriques, junior Michelle Harper).

Arizona State was led by diver Natalie Burgess, who placed first in both the one-meter (251.11) and three-meter competition (291.60). Sarah Baham won the 200 fly (2:00.59) and Agnes Kovacs won the 200 breast (2:12.12) for the Sun Devils as well.

The Bears will next host No. 3 ranked Arizona, Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 12 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Results:Arizona State  125California 173

200 Medley Relay1. Cal A (Natalie Coughlin, Staciana Stitts, Alice Henriques, Michelle Harper) 1:41.512. ASU A (Shald, Kovacs, Baham, Hendenskog) 1:43.243. Cal B (Yokouchi, Miller, Griffith, Pallson) 1:47.34

1,000 Freestyle1. Ashley Whitney Cal 9:58.662. Stanford ASU 10:01.303. Morelli Cal 10:04.264. Townsend ASU 10:07.785. Titcomb ASU 10:26.55

200 Freestyle1. Danielle Becks Cal 1:49.682. Medina Cal 1:51.273. Szigeti ASU 1:51.294. Burden Cal 1:53.035. Stanford ASU 1:53.89

100 Back1. Natalie Coughlin Cal 55.042. Henriques Cal 55.913. Shald ASU 57.674. Hastings Cal 57.785. Ng Cal 57.98

100 Breaststroke1. Staciana Stitts Cal 1:01.512. Kovacs ASU 1:02.653. Mants ASU 1:04.674. Miller Cal 1:05.115. Calder Cal 1:05.60

200 Butterfly1. Sarah Baham ASU 2:00.592. Sissener Cal 2:02.313. Morelli Cal 2:03.184. Griffith Cal 2:04.875. Mauro ASU 2:07.57

50 Freestyle1. Danielle Becks Cal 23.342. Harper Cal 23.873. Hedenskog ASU 24.024. Szigeti ASU 24.265. Palsson Cal 24.60

Three-Meter Diving1. Natalie Burgess ASU 291.602. Flynn Cal 262.883. Stenson ASU 237.8254. Urioste Cal 214.8755. Borawski Cal 207.375

100 Freestyle1. Danielle Becks Cal 50.512. Szigeti ASU 51.873. Harper Cal 52.114. Hedenskog ASU 52.575. Palsson Cal 53.20

200 Backstroke1. Alice Henriques Cal 1:57.912. Yokouchi Cal 2:01.413. Ng Cal 2:03.444. Wilcox ASU 2:07.005. Shald ASU 2:08.20

200 Breaststroke1. Agnes Kovacs ASU 2:12.122. Stitts Cal 2:12.453. Mants ASU 2:17.244. Monroe Cal 2:20.395. Griffith Cal 2:20.40

500 Freestyle1. Ashley Whitney Cal 4:53.572. Stanford ASU 4:58.433. Townsend ASU 4:59.084. Medina Cal 5:02.395. Titcomb ASU 5:05.66

100 Butterfly1. Natalie Coughlin Cal 53.432. Baham ASU 55.233. Mauro ASU 56.974. Henriques Cal 57.075. Galbavy Cal 57.80

One-Meter Diving1. Natalie Burgess ASU 251.112. Stenson ASU 243.2253. Flynn Cal 216.3754. Borawski Cal 214.4255. Urioste Cal 212.55

200 Individual Medley1. Natalie Coughlin Cal 1:57.542. Kovacs ASU 2:03.563. Yokouchi Cal 2:03.944. Ng Cal 2:06.445. Griffith Cal 2:07.74

200 Freestyle Relay1. ASU A (Florencia Szigeti, Florence Mauro, Sarah Baham, Claire Hedenskog) 1:36.002. ASU B (Mants, Stanford, Lowe, Townsend) 1:40.72

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