No. 1 Women's Swimming And Diving Tops No. 11 UCLA, 142-101, To Remain Unbeaten
Feb. 1, 2002
Los Angeles, Calif. - Top-ranked Stanford (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10) defeated No. 11 UCLA (9-3, 2-3 Pac-10) by a margin of 142-101 in a Pac-10 women's swimming and diving meet on Friday to remain unbeaten and extend its dual meet win streak to 11 in a row dating back to last season. Stanford won 10 of the meet's 13 events as Jessica Foschi (200 free, 500 free) and Lacey Boutwell (100 free, 200 IM) each won a pair of individual events for Stanford. The Cardinal also had individual victories by Evins Cameron (1000 free), Shelly Ripple (200 fly), Tara Kirk (200 breast), McKenze Murphy (1-meter diving) and Kim Powers (3-meter diving).
Foschi won the 200 free in a season-best 1:49.12, while clocking in at 5:01.32 in the 500 free to pick up her 16th straight victory in the event that she won at the NCAA Championships last year. Boutwell recorded times of 50.33 in the 100 free and 2:03.84 in the 200 IM.
Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her seventh straight win in the event and a time of 1:59.52. Cameron won her first event on The Farm by recording a 10:13.28 in the 1000 free, while Powers recorded a dual meet season-best 317.03 points in the 3-meter diving competition.
Kirk recorded a 2:13.74 in the 200 breast and Murphy picked up 273.30 points in the 1-meter diving competition.
The teams split the relay events. Stanford won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:44.09 with a team of Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Ripple and Boutwell. UCLA won the 200 free relay in a time of 1:33.93 with a team of Platzer, LeAnne Cadag, Erica Shugart and Malin Svahnstrom.
Sara Platzer won the 50 free (23.47) and Naoko Watanabe captured the 200 back (2:03.55) for the Bruins.
Stanford will visit No. 10 USC on Saturday, February 2 (1:00 PM).