Keller, Sandeno Set School Records In Loss To Cal

Jan. 30, 2004

Freshman Kayln Keller set two school records and junior Kaitlin Sandeno set one, but it wasn't enough for USC to overcome California as the Trojans fell, 180-80, on Friday (Jan. 30) at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium.

California improved to 7-0, 4-0, while USC dropped to 3-3, 1-2 in the short course meters meet.

Keller posted USC records en route to wins in the 400m free and 800m free. In the 400m free, she touched in 4:08.49, edging former record holder Lindsay Benko's 4:08.73 set in 1998. She won the 800m free in 8:28.09, shattering the previous school mark set by Alexis Binder (8:37.47), also from 1998.

Sandeno broke her own mark in the 200m free in 1:57.39. She had set the record earlier this year with a 2:00.14, breaking Lindsay Benko's old school mark of 2:00.71. Sandeno actually took second in the event, barely off of Cal's Natalie Coughlin's 1:57.20. Sandeno later won the 200m IM in 2:14.57.

Cal, led by Coughlin's three wins in the 200m free, 200m fly and 100m fly, won 11 individual events to USC's three. Helen Silver also won the 100m back and the 200m back for Cal.

Cal also defeated Trojan Club, 213-13.

USC's women's team hosts No. 3 Stanford on Saturday (Jan. 31) at noon at McDonald's Swim Stadium.

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