Cougars Record Personal Bests At Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 27, 2003

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The Washington State University women's swim team holds ninth place after the first day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships held at the King County Aquatics Center.

No. 12 UCLA holds the early lead with 418.5 points, followed by No. 8 Stanford (409), No. 9 USC (353), No. 7 California (301), No. 15 Arizona State (239), Arizona (217), No. 23 Washington (144.5), Washington (144.5), Oregon State (139), and WSU (95).

WSU had two swimmers record personal bests in their respective events. Senior co-captain, Lindsay Henahan moved into second place on the Cougar All-Time Top 10 list in the 50 freestyle with an 18th place finish in a time of 23.48. Henahan previously held third place with a time of 23.57.

Freshman Jane Copland recorded a WSU career best time in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:05.07. Copland remains in second place on the Cougar All-Time Top 10, breaking her previous mark of 2:05.67. She finished 21st in the event.

The only Pac-10 record of the day came in the 50 freestyle, where Natalie Coughlin of California recorded a time of 22.05.

The Pac-10 competition will continue tomorrow at the King County Aquatics Center. Preliminary heats for individual events will be held at 1 p.m., with finals for all events beginning at 6 p.m.

Pac-10 Championships Day 1Federal Way, Wash.February 27, 2003(all results are in yards)

TEAM SCORING:University California - Los Angeles (UCLA) 418.5Stanford (STAN) 409University of Southern California (USC) 353California (CAL) 301Arizona State University (ASU) 239University of Arizona (UA) 217University of Washington (UW) 144.5Oregon State University (OSU) 139Washington State University (WSU) 95--University of Oregon does not have a women's swim team--

RESULTS: (top three and all WSU finishers)

200 FREESTYLE RELAY1. CAL (A) (Becks, Coughlin, Rockwell, Harper) 1:31.012. UCLA (A) (Vandenberg, Shugart, Svahnstrom, Platzer) 1:31.183. STAN (A) (Boutwell, Jones, Baumgartner, Daly) 1:31.348. WSU (A) (Henahan, Schmied, Ouellette, Mills) 1:36.76

500 FREESTYLE1. Kaitlin Sandeno (USC) 4:39.502. Emily Mason (UA) 4:43.273. Margie Pedder (USC) 4:44.8825. Becca Cohen (WSU) 4:58.6740. Jill Olson (WSU) 5:07.4845. Andrea Lubeck (WSU) 5:57.67

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY1. Michala Kwasny (USC) 1:58.672. Agnes Kovacs (ASU) 1:59.183. Malin Svahnstrom (UCLA) 1:59.8521. Jane Copland (WSU) 2:05.0745. Nicole Chinn (WSU) 2:10.0958. Karen Eldred (WSU) 2:19.72

50 FREESTYLE1. Natalie Coughlin (CAL) 22.052. Sara Platzer (UCLA) 22.663. Kim Harada (UW) 22.6918. Lindsay Henahan (WSU) 23.4833. Sara Schmied (WSU) 24.1743. Lesley Ouellette (WSU) 24.8945. Sheena Mills (WSU) 24.9247. Natascha Renfro (WSU) 25.0851. Sasha Taylor (WSU) 25.27

400 MEDLEY RELAY1. STAN (A) (Wagner, T. Kirk, D. Kirk, Boutwell) 3:35.942. CAL (A) (Silver, Stitts, Coughlin, Becks) 3:39.043. USC (A) (Sandeno, Miller, Krohn, Kwasny) 3:41.188. WSU (A) (Chinn, Copland, Henahan, Cohen) 3:49.16

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