No. 2 Stanford Leads No. 7 Texas, Trails No. 8 USC After Nine Events

Nov. 1, 2002

Austin, Tex. - The second-ranked Stanford women's swimming and diving team opened its season with a double-dual meet at No. 7 Texas and versus No. 8 on Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. After nine events, the Cardinal leads Texas (94-73) and trails USC (84-83). USC also leads Texas (92-75). The two-day meet will conclude with seven additional events on Saturday (12 pm, CT).

Lacey Boutwell led Stanford's efforts with individual victories in the 100 free (50.17) and 100 fly (54.32). Tara Kirk also was a winner in the 2:12.09. Kirk's time met the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard, while both of Boutwell's winning times were NCAA 'B' marks.

USC's Kaitlin Sandeno won the other two individual swimming events, capturing the 400 IM (4:12.32) and 200 back (1:58.89). USC's Blythe Hartley won the one-meter diving competition with 578.55 points.

Texas won both the 400 medley (3:42.79) and the 200 free (1:33.38) relays. Stanford finished second in both relays, recording NCAA 'B' times in both. A team of Sarah Jones, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk and Boutwell record a time of 3:44.67 in the 400 medley relay. Boutwell, Jones, Tami Ransom and Sara Watchorn swam the 200 free relay in 1:33.61.

Kristin Caverly also had a big performance for the Cardinal in her collegiate debut, placing second to Sandeno in the 400 IM (4:14.10) and 200 back (1:59.09). Caverly recorded an NCAA 'A' time in the 400 IM and a 'B' mark in the 200 breast. Dana Kirk also had a 'B' time for the Cardinal in the 100 fly, finishing fourth in 54.82.

TEAM SCORES - AFTER 9 OF 16 EVENTS
USC 84, Stanford 83
Stanford 94, Texas 73
USC 92, Texas 75

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS AND ALL STANFORD SWIMMERS/DIVERS ONLY
400 YARD MEDLEY RELAY
1. Texas (Elizabeth Wycliffe, Joscelin Yeo, Sarah Wanazek, Tanica Jamison) 3:42.79.Stanford Swimmers - 2. Stanford 'A' (Sarah Jones, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk, Lacey Boutwell) 3:44.67.; 4. Stanford 'B' (Megan Baumgartner, Kristin Caverly, Laura Davis, Sara Watchorn) 3:50.68; 6. Stanford 'C' (Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Andrea Swaney, Tami Ransom) 3:56.04; 9. Stanford 'D' (Ashley Daly, Tenley Bick, Anna Strohl, Jackie Goldman) 4:02.08.

400 YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
1. Kaitlin Sandeno (USC) 4:12.32.
Stanford Swimmers - 2. Kristin Caverly 4:14.10; 5. Laura Davis 4:25.58; 6. Evins Cameron 4:26.99; 7. Ashley Daly 4:27.12.

100 YARD FREE
1. Lacey Boutwell (Stanford) 50.17.
Other Stanford Swimmers - 6. Tami Ransom 52.27; 8. Sara Watchorn 52.97; 12. Jackie Goldman 54.29; X. Sarah Jones 52.91; X. Megan Baumgartner 52.93; X. Haley Champion 54.77; X. Andrea Swaney 57.43.

200 YARD BACK
1. Kaitlin Sandeno (USC) 1:58.89.
Stanford Swimmers - 2. Kristin Caverly 1:59.09; 9. Sarah Jones 2:08.86; 10. Tami Ransom 2:10.51; 11. Evins Cameron 2:11.15; X. Katy Blakemore 2:13.52.

200 YARD BREAST
1. Tara Kirk (Stanford) 2:12.09.
Other Stanford Swimmers - 3. Kristin Caverly 2:14.28; 5. Laura Davis 2:19.41; 7. Ashley Daly 2:20.95; X. Kirsten Gilbert 2:20.88; X. Tenley Bick 2:28.25.

100 YARD FLY
1. Lacey Boutwell (Stanford) 54.32.
Other Stanford Swimmers - 4. Dana Kirk 54.82; 6. Laura Davis 56.02; 12. Andrea Swaney 59.35; X. Ashley Daly 56.26; X. Tara Kirk 57.73; X. Haley Champion 58.91; X. Anna Strohl 1:00.11; X. Sara Watchorn 1:01.09; X. Megan Baumgartner 1:01.85.

500 YARD FREE
1. Kaitlin Sandeno (USC) 4:49.51.
Stanford Swimmers - 4. Evins Cameron 4:55.78; 5. Dana Kirk 4:57.06; 10. Anna Strohl 5:07.39; 12. Katy Blakemore 5:13.32; X. Erin Glenn 5:06.28; X. Claire Henderson 5:13.74.

200 YARD FREE RELAY
1. Texas (Sarah Wanazek, Lacey Elliott, Jennifer Robbins, Joscelin Yeo) 1:33.38.
Stanford Swimmers - 2. Stanford 'A' (Lacey Boutwell, Sarah Jones, Tami Ransom, Sara Watchorn) 1:33.61; 5. Stanford 'B' (Haley Champion, Megan Baumgartner, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk) 1:36.59); 9. Stanford 'C' (Kirsten Gilbert, Andrea Swaney, Evins Cameron, Claire Henderson) 1:44.16.

ONE-METER DIVING
1. Blythe Hartley 578.55.
Stanford Divers - 5. McKenze Murphy 456.65; 6. Ashlee Rosenthal 438.60; 9. Michaela Skloven 330.10.

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