California Defeats Pacific 142-116

Oct. 4, 2002

The University of California's women's swimming team (1-0) opened the 2002-03 season with a 142-116 win over Pacific in a dual meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

The Golden Bears were led by junior Natalie Coughlin, the 2002 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, who won three events in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:55.25), 100-yard backstroke (55.41) and 100-yard butterfly (53.21).

Others that notched wins for Cal included senior Staciana Stitts, who won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.72) and 200-yard individual medley (2:05.36). Freshmen Whitney Rockwell and Helen Silver also claimed victories, as Rockwell won the 50-yard freestyle (23.99) and Silver took the 200 back (2:02.35). Sophomore Marcelle Miller swam a 2:20.10 in the 200 breast to capture the event.

Cal will next split their squad and participate in the Pacific Invitational at Stockton, Calif. Oct. 25-26, as well as at the Southern Methodist Univerisity Classic in Dallas, Texas.

FINAL RESULTS

1000-yard Freestyle1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 9:55.252. McDonald, Pacific 10:06.633. Medina, Cal 10:21.974. Whitney, Cal 10:25.285. Miller, Cal 10:37.256. Cartmell, Pacific 10:46.73

200-yard Freestyle1. Robin Errecart, Pacific 1:51.442. Chandler, Cal 1:53.353. Medina, Cal 1:53.754. Burden, Cal 1:54.135. Taylor, Pacific 1:54.616. Avilla, Pacific 1:54.727. Morelli, Cal 1:56.328. Houck, Pacific 1:56.76

100-yard Backstroke1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 55.412. Silver, Cal 57.533. Hastings, Cal 58.444. Burrill, Pacific 59.355. Winters, Pacific 59.946. Inai, Pacific 1:01.647. Shasky, Pacific 1:01.65

100-yard Breaststroke1. Staciana Stitts, Cal 1:02.722. Ng, Cal 1:07.583. Schmidt, Pacific 1:07.904. Calder, Cal 1:08.195. Monroe, Cal 1:08.526. Yoshida, Pacific 1:08.807. Straw, Pacific 1:09.87

200-yard Butterfly1. Shannon Catalano, Pacific 2:03.612. Morelli, Cal 2:04.143. Chandler, Cal 2:08.254. Rais, Cal 2:09.255. Whitney, Cal 2:13.106. Klopp, Pacific 2:14.797. Buchanan, Pacific 2:16.86

50-yard Freestyle1. Whitney Rockwell, Cal 23.992. Harper, Cal 24.123. Bingaman, Cal 24.414. Avilla, Pacific 24.875. Schmidt, Pacific 24.906. Kerr, Pacific 25.077. Besmer, Pacific 25.338. Palsson, Cal 25.49

100-yard Freestyle1. Robin Errecart, Pacific 51.482. Becks, Cal 51.713. Kerr, Pacific 54.254. Moirao, Pacific 55.075. Plume, Pacific 56.16Ex.Burden, Cal 53.49Ex.Harper, Cal 53.66Ex.Binagman, Cal 54.31

200-yard Backstroke1. Helen Silver, Cal 2:02.352. Burrill, Pacific 2:08.573. Winters, Pacific 2:09.784. Avilla, Pacific 2:14.135. Shasky, Pacific 2:16.04Ex.Hastings, Cal 2:03.07Ex.Ng, Cal 2:05.26

200-yard Breaststroke1. Marcelle Miller, Cal 2:20.102. Mathews, Pacific 2:24.173. Yoshida, Pacific 2:25.394. Houck, Pacific 2:26.195. Ashizawa, Pacific 2:29.50Ex.Monroe, Cal 2:24.32Ex.Calder, Cal 2:26.85Ex.Chandler, Cal 2:32.85

500-yard Freestyle1. McDonald, Pacific 4:58.252. Medina, Cal 5:02.583. Radecke, Pacific 5:03.124. Cartmell, Pacific 5:17.22Ex.Morelli, Cal 5:04.23Ex.Rais, Cal 5:09.00Ex.Burden, Cal 5:14.80

100-Yard Butterfly1.Natalie Coughlin, Cal 53.212.Catalano, Pacific 55.973.Straw, Pacific 1:01.204.Taylor, Pacific 1:01.385.Besmer, Pacific 1:08.88Ex.Becks, Cal 58.75Ex.Palsson, Cal 59.95Ex.Calder, Cal 1:04.07

200-yard Individual Medley1.Staciana Stitts, Cal 2:05.362.Houck, Pacific 2:10.373.Mathews, Pacific 2:11.694.Inai, Pacific 2:17.755.Klopp, Pacific 2:19.27Ex.Ng, Cal 2:06.20Ex.Hastings, Cal 2:09.14Ex.Miller, Cal 2:14.43

200-yard Freestyle Relay1.Pacific 1:38.08(Catalano, Avilla, Schmidt, Errecart)2.California 1:38.45(Silver, Stitts, Rockwell, Chandler)3.Pacific 1:39.524.Pacific 1:44.485.Pacific 1:47.81Ex.California 1:38.55(Amano, Becks, Palsson, Medina)Ex.California 1:39.41(Burden, Harper, Bingaman, Whitney)

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