Three Swimmers Set School Records After Day Two of Speedo Cup

Nov. 21, 2003

Oregon State had three swimmers set school records on Friday as the Beavers (2-2 overall, 0-1 Pacific 10) lead all schools at the close of day 2 at the Speedo Cup. The Beavers appear to be comfortable at the Belmont Plaza Pool, site of the 2004 Pacific-10 Championships in February.

Birte Steven, a senior five-time All-American, beat her Oregon State all-time record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 1.39 seconds) with a 1:00.76 mark, good enough for first place in the Speedo Cup finals.

Junior Mari Embertson's mark in the 400 individual medley of 4:18.28 is good enough to change places with Undergraduate Assistant Coach Naya Higashijima's time (4:18.98) in the all-time OSU record books. Embertson's time in the finals put her in second place.Sophomore Ausra Pacebutaite's second place time in the 100 backstroke of 55.78 switched her spot in the record books with Suzanne Starkey (2000-03), who swam a 56.51 last season. Pacebutaite finished second in the finals.

Junior Kristin Huston and freshman Sandy Hong finished first and second, respectively, in the 200 freestyle, while sophomore Danielle Kinney took the five spot.

The OSU 'A' relay team won the 200 medley relay, and finished second in the 800 freestyle relay. Taking home top ten finishes were sophomores Leah Schaab and Monika Miroslaw with fifth and sixth place in the 400 individual medley, and sophomore Christina Kinney with third place in the 100 butterfly.

Action continues Saturday morning with the final day of preliminaries, and finals continue in the evening.

OREGON STATE 738, DAY TWO 200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Oregon State A, 1:43.60; 2. California-San Diego A, 1:45.65; 3. Colorado State A, 1:45.91; 4. California-Irvine A, 1:47.15; 5. Brigham Young A, 1:47.67; 20. OSU B, 1:51.98. 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Ashley Swart, USD, 4:17.06; 2. Mari Embertson, OSU, 4:18.28; 3. Lara Bjargardottir, UCI, 4:20.31; 4. Katie Peck, CSU, 4:28.20; 5. Leah Schaab, OSU, 4:30.07; 6. Monika Miroslaw, OSU, 4:31.74; 16. Kristi Kuhlmey, OSU, 4:39.48. 100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Ashley Depaul, UCI, 56.35; 2. Jaymie Van Kooten, ASA, 26.21; 3. Christina Kinney, OSU, 57.21; 4. Nicole Okuna, PEP, 57.33; 5. Lara Styles, AFA, 57.45. 200 FREESTYLE - 1. Kristin Huston, OSU, 1:51.75; 2. Sandy Hong, OSU, 1:53.86; 3. Sophie Levy, UCSD, 1:54.25; 4. Sara Fitzimmons, UN, 1:54.38; 5. Danielle Kinney, OSU, 1:54.41. 100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Birte Steven, OSU, 1:00.76; 2. Rosanna Delurgio, UCSD, 1:02.18; 3. Denise Bogard, UCSD, 1:04.17; 4. Lyndsey McCaslin, CSU, 1:04.42; 5. Danielle Adams, NMSU, 1:05.02. 100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Kristin Schneider, CSU, 54.81; 2. Ausra Pacebutaite, OSU, 55.78; 3. Kim Do, UCI, 56.61; 4. Carolyn Wigginton, BYU, 57.40; 5. Brittany Davis, BYU, 58.40; 24. Jessie Hong, OSU, 1:01.51. 800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Colorado State A, 7:32.97; 2. Oregon State A, 7:33.68; 3. California-Irvine A, 7:38.54; 4. San Diego A, 7:40.91; 5. California-San Diego A, 7:41.51; 15. Oregon State B, 7:44.07.

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