Cal Finishes Sixth At NCAA Championships

March 20, 2004

College Station, TX - The Golden Bear women's swimming team claimed sixth place at the conclusion of the NCAA Championships, two places higher than last year's No. 8 finish. Cal's 235.5 points left it just 1.5 points out of fifth place.

College swimming's premier event came to a close with its premier swimmer, Natalie Coughlin, setting an NCAA, American, and U.S. Open record with her 52.81 split in the 400-meter freestyle relay. Coughlin, fellow seniors Danielle Becks and Micha Burden, and junior Lauren Medina came in the 400 free relay, at 3:41.06.

Coughlin finished third in the 200-meter backstroke, 2:06.54, an event in which she holds the NCAA, American, and world records, 2:03.62. Auburn's Kirsty Coventry won the event in an NCAA meet record 2:03.86.

'We are very proud of Natalie and what she has accomplished in her career. It speaks volumes on her character by having a near miss and a somewhat disappointing swim and coming right back and showing everyone what she is all about and how strong her character is by leading off on the relay in an American record,' assistant coach Whitney Hite said.

In the 1500-meter freestyle, freshman Erin Reilly went the distance in 16:12.96, followed by sophomore Kate Tiedeman, 16:35.05, in 28th and sophomore Ashley Chandler in 36th, 16:46.42.

Freshman Erin Reilly finished 12th in the consolation final for the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:11.98.

'Overall, this has been a terrific year,' Hite said. 'We have made great strides as a team. I am very proud of all the girls. It has been a great year and we are looking forward to this as the first step for next year.'

Official Results: Saturday, March 20 Finals

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

1) AUBURN 569 2) GEORGIA 431 3) ARIZONA 369 4) FLORIDA 253 5) STANFORD 237 6) CALIFORNIA 235.5 7) UCLA 195 8) TEXAS 169 9) SOUTHERN CAL. 160 10) WISCONSIN 135

EVENT: 15 WOMEN's 1500 Meter Freestyle

NCAA Record: 16:03.59 Cara Lane Virginia 2000World Record: 15:43.31 Petra Schneider GDR 1982American Record: 15:50.96 Kim Linehan USA 1983US Open Record: 15:43.31 Petra Schneider GDR 1982QUALIFYING FOR 'A' Cut: 16:23.54QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 16:33.31

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TIME

1) KELLER, KALYN FR SOUTHERN CAL. 15:49.14 ** 1:01.53 1:03.50 1:03.99 1:03.57 1:03.29 1:03.28 1:03.38 1:03.32 1:03.11 1:03.55 1:02.97 1:03.29 1:03.68 1:04.01 1:02.67 ** NCAA Record: American Record: 2) BURKE, RACHAEL SO VIRGINIA 15:55.27 1:01.82 1:03.66 1:03.53 1:03.76 1:03.83 1:03.63 1:03.77 1:03.93 1:03.89 1:03.94 1:03.94 1:04.10 1:03.74 1:03.92 1:03.81 3) CONWAY, LAURA SO GEORGIA 16:00.70 1:01.92 1:03.58 1:03.67 1:03.85 1:04.05 1:04.24 1:04.20 1:04.13 1:04.51 1:04.58 1:04.54 1:04.63 1:04.93 1:04.65 1:03.22 4) McLARTY, SARA SR FLORIDA 16:01.26 1:01.62 1:03.85 1:03.58 1:03.94 1:03.86 1:03.57 1:03.97 1:04.06 1:04.23 1:04.27 1:04.40 1:04.67 1:05.01 1:05.30 1:04.93 5) PEDDER, MARGIE SR SOUTHERN CAL. 16:02.02 1:02.47 1:04.32 1:04.58 1:04.51 1:04.60 1:04.40 1:04.91 1:04.49 1:04.51 1:04.40 1:04.19 1:04.35 1:04.47 1:03.76 1:02.06 6) KELLY, KIMI FR VIRGINIA 16:04.99 1:02.37 1:03.90 1:04.26 1:04.16 1:04.37 1:04.02 1:04.19 1:04.42 1:04.49 1:04.77 1:05.07 1:05.04 1:05.17 1:04.71 1:04.05 7) BINDER, ADRIENNE FR AUBURN 16:06.57 1:01.14 1:03.56 1:04.18 1:04.56 1:04.64 1:04.84 1:04.84 1:05.04 1:04.88 1:05.13 1:04.86 1:04.80 1:05.15 1:05.43 1:03.52 8) NELSON, KATIE FR UCLA 16:06.91 1:02.10 1:03.71 1:03.83 1:03.96 1:04.57 1:04.65 1:04.66 1:04.98 1:04.95 1:05.25 1:05.81 1:05.18 1:05.27 1:04.92 1:03.07 9) COSTELLA, LAUREN FR STANFORD 16:09.27 1:02.98 1:05.53 1:04.98 1:04.80 1:05.00 1:04.40 1:04.49 1:04.52 1:04.66 1:04.79 1:04.86 1:05.14 1:05.16 1:04.69 1:03.27 10) FENN, EMILY CLARE SR MICHIGAN 16:09.39 1:02.49 1:05.38 1:04.79 1:04.95 1:04.96 1:04.75 1:05.10 1:05.17 1:05.08 1:05.21 1:04.58 1:04.57 1:04.80 1:04.89 1:02.67 11) PIPER, CARLY JR WISCONSIN 16:10.55 1:01.22 1:04.32 1:04.67 1:04.59 1:04.86 1:04.77 1:05.15 1:05.09 1:05.14 1:05.53 1:05.69 1:05.73 1:05.74 1:05.07 1:02.98 12) KEEFE, MARGARET FR PENN STATE 16:10.59 1:03.55 1:05.01 1:05.07 1:05.09 1:05.28 1:05.13 1:04.90 1:04.85 1:04.89 1:04.76 1:04.86 1:04.81 1:04.82 1:04.41 1:03.16 13) GILLIAM, SUSAN FR MICHIGAN 16:11.57 1:02.27 1:04.32 1:04.03 1:03.91 1:04.44 1:04.70 1:04.95 1:05.10 1:05.70 1:05.72 1:06.06 1:05.94 1:06.00 1:05.62 1:02.81 14) Reilly, Erin FR CALIFORNIA 16:12.96 1:04.41 1:05.72 1:04.58 1:05.04 1:04.87 1:04.09 1:04.35 1:04.85 1:05.00 1:05.40 1:05.16 1:05.62 1:04.90 1:05.62 1:03.35 15) ROUTH, KIM SO CLEMSON 16:15.19 1:03.64 1:05.73 1:05.49 1:05.26 1:05.74 1:05.70 1:06.18 1:04.92 1:05.00 1:05.24 1:04.89 1:05.21 1:04.94 1:04.31 1:02.94 16) PEIRSOL, HAYLEY FR AUBURN 16:15.75 1:02.74 1:05.00 1:04.98 1:04.86 1:04.98 1:04.83 1:04.97 1:05.15 1:05.07 1:05.29 1:05.18 1:05.33 1:05.52 1:06.14 1:05.71 17) HENTZEN, MORGAN FR STANFORD 16:18.89 1:03.28 1:05.22 1:04.92 1:05.46 1:05.46 1:05.24 1:05.47 1:05.82 1:05.66 1:05.52 1:05.55 1:05.45 1:05.22 1:05.20 1:05.42 18) GREEN, MEREDITH JR FLORIDA 16:22.59 1:03.11 1:05.31 1:05.53 1:05.49 1:05.78 1:05.85 1:05.77 1:05.77 1:05.68 1:05.85 1:05.79 1:05.81 1:05.83 1:05.80 1:05.22 19) ATKINSON, JANELLE JR FLORIDA 16:24.57 1:04.32 1:06.77 1:06.65 1:06.06 1:05.88 1:05.62 1:05.56 1:05.53 1:06.04 1:06.32 1:05.47 1:05.48 1:05.79 1:05.25 1:03.83 20) PALERA, MEGAN FR PENN STATE 16:26.17 1:04.19 1:06.09 1:06.13 1:06.49 1:06.12 1:06.31 1:06.06 1:06.09 1:06.01 1:06.22 1:06.23 1:05.87 1:04.97 1:05.19 1:04.20 21) FIDEN, SARAH SR INDIANA 16:28.62 1:02.60 1:05.50 1:05.33 1:05.23 1:05.44 1:05.53 1:05.53 1:05.50 1:06.58 1:06.80 1:06.95 1:06.82 1:07.33 1:07.56 1:05.92 22) HARDT, JULIE SR GEORGIA 16:29.35 1:04.06 1:06.04 1:05.96 1:05.75 1:05.76 1:06.04 1:06.57 1:06.01 1:05.93 1:06.13 1:06.46 1:06.33 1:06.23 1:06.79 1:05.29 23) IMAGANE, JANE FR UCLA 16:29.43 1:04.09 1:06.40 1:06.18 1:05.32 1:04.84 1:04.82 1:05.94 1:06.61 1:07.04 1:06.59 1:06.80 1:06.66 1:06.62 1:06.56 1:04.96 24) MAUST, CLAIRE FR GEORGIA 16:30.31 1:03.69 1:06.45 1:06.22 1:06.36 1:06.49 1:06.43 1:05.86 1:06.69 1:06.17 1:06.31 1:06.45 1:06.62 1:06.28 1:06.36 1:03.93 25) BALL, KATIE FR FLORIDA 16:30.51 1:04.40 1:07.14 1:06.25 1:06.05 1:05.51 1:05.43 1:05.60 1:05.73 1:06.05 1:06.23 1:06.30 1:06.84 1:06.55 1:06.60 1:05.83 26) SMITH, STEPHANIE SR LOUISIANA STATE 16:31.18 1:03.84 1:05.75 1:05.32 1:05.45 1:05.69 1:06.14 1:06.31 1:06.47 1:06.63 1:06.91 1:06.65 1:06.64 1:06.80 1:06.67 1:05.91 27) DALY, SARAH FR SOUTHERN METHOD. 16:32.01 1:02.31 1:05.28 1:05.47 1:06.06 1:06.38 1:06.44 1:06.49 1:06.72 1:06.98 1:07.23 1:07.25 1:06.69 1:06.92 1:06.99 1:04.80 28) Tiedeman, Kate SO CALIFORNIA 16:35.05 1:03.31 1:05.80 1:05.64 1:05.40 1:05.98 1:05.91 1:06.42 1:06.60 1:06.85 1:07.15 1:07.69 1:07.37 1:07.34 1:07.68 1:05.91 29) SCHMIDT, RORY FR VIRGINIA 16:37.30 1:04.29 1:06.12 1:06*** 1:05.15 1:05.81 1:05.65 1:05.81 1:05.97 1:06.17 1:06.80 1:07.16 1:07.25 1:06.90 1:08.23 1:09.99 30) ANDERSON, SALLY SR PENN STATE 16:39.26 1:04.83 1:07.09 1:06.91 1:06.98 1:06.76 1:06.75 1:06.58 1:07.04 1:06.82 1:06.97 1:06.92 1:07.31 1:07.05 1:06.36 1:04.89 31) LAVELL, ELIZABETH JR MARYLAND 16:40.52 1:03.43 1:05.73 1:06.32 1:07.83 1:06.92 1:06.72 1:07.27 1:07.26 1:07.50 1:07.13 1:06.93 1:06.81 1:06.55 1:07.90 1:06.22 32) FRAUMANN, SARAH SR PRINCETON 16:40.60 1:03.99 1:07.00 1:06.85 1:06.48 1:06.57 1:06.43 1:06.75 1:06.56 1:06.58 1:07.05 1:07.14 1:07.76 1:07.58 1:07.85 1:06.01 33) BAILEY, LAUREN FR NEBRASKA 16:43.66 1:04.03 1:06.93 1:06.37 1:06.07 1:06.69 1:06.30 1:06.76 1:07.17 1:07.22 1:08.22 1:08.15 1:08.13 1:08.55 1:08.07 1:05.00 34) KOCH, BECKY SR VILLANOVA 16:44.55 1:03.88 1:05.24 1:05.39 1:05.12 1:05.99 1:06.12 1:06.75 1:07.43 1:07.53 1:08.34 1:08.81 1:08.32 1:08.57 1:08.72 1:08.34 35) JOHNSON, MELISSA FR ARIZONA 16:46.23 1:05.12 1:08.31 1:07.19 1:07.49 1:07.20 1:06.93 1:07.06 1:07.08 1:06.97 1:07.00 1:06.83 1:07.20 1:07.31 1:07.41 1:07.13 36) Chandler, Ashley SO CALIFORNIA 16:46.42 1:01.76 1:05.28 1:05.45 1:05.69 1:06.41 1:07.68 1:07.90 1:08.17 1:08.24 1:08.24 1:08.70 1:09.05 1:08.53 1:08.15 1:07.17 37) KIMBERLY, COBER SR CLEMSON 16:48.28 1:04.44 1:07.12 1:07.05 1:07.19 1:07.37 1:07.25 1:07.67 1:08.12 1:07.36 1:07.75 1:07.11 1:07.55 1:08.06 1:07.09 1:07.15 38) SMITH, WHITNEY SR NORTH CAROLINA 17:04.77 1:05.23 1:07.91 1:07.72 1:07.95 1:08.53 1:08.84 1:08.92 1:08.95 1:09.67 1:09.60 1:09.17 1:08.67 1:09.16 1:08.01 1:06.44 39) OLSON, SHARON SO WASHINGTON 17:19.25 1:05.19 1:08.19 1:08.12 1:08.47 1:08.89 1:09.64 1:10.52 1:10.46 1:10.11 1:10.57 1:09.19 1:10.35 1:11.44 1:10.22 1:07.89

EVENT: 16 WOMEN's 200 Meter Backstroke

NCAA Record: 2:03.62 Natalie Coughlin Cal. Berkeley 2001NCAA Meet Record: 2:06.70 Beth Botsford Arizona 2000World Record: 2:03.62 Natalie Coughlin Cal. Berkeley 2001American Record: 2:03.62 Natalie Coughlin Cal. Berkeley 2001US Open Record: 2:03.62 Natalie Coughlin Cal. Berkeley 2001QUALIFYING FOR 'A' Cut: 1:58.24QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 1:59.26

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) COVENTRY, KIRSTY JR AUBURN 2:07.24 2:03.86** :29.97 :31.31 :31.41 :31.17 ** NCAA Meet Record: 2) HOELZER, MARGARET JR AUBURN 2:08.83 2:05.55 :29.89 :31.20 :31.76 :32.70 3) Coughlin, Natalie SR CALIFORNIA 2:08.12 2:06.54 :28.81 :31.21 :31.87 :34.65 4) HAYES, JESSICA JR ARIZONA 2:09.36 2:07.84 :30.37 :32.18 :32.68 :32.61 5) HARRIGAN, KELLY SO RUTGERS 2:08.13 2:08.18 :30.10 :32.33 :32.88 :32.87 6) FARRELL, MAUREEN JR FLORIDA 2:09.07 2:08.65 :30.41 :31.96 :33.00 :33.28 7) RETRUM, LEAH FR FLORIDA 2:08.72 2:09.34 :30.87 :32.29 :33.01 :33.17 8) VOLCAN, ERIN SO AUBURN 2:09.24 2:10.22 :30.82 :32.35 :33.08 :33.97

EVENT: 17 WOMEN's 100 Meter Freestyle

NCAA Record: :53.70 Courtney Shealy Georgia 2000World Record: :52.17 Therese Alshammar SWE 2000American Record: :52.92 Jenny Thompson USA 2000US Open Record: :53.49 Jenny Thompson Stanford 1999QUALIFYING FOR 'A' Cut: :49.78QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: :50.14

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR GEORGIA :54.40 :53.15** :25.59 :27.56 ** NCAA Record: US Open Record: 2) VANASSEN, JENNIFER SR SOUTH CAROLINA :54.54 :54.38 :26.48 :27.90 3) BOUTWELL, LACEY JR STANFORD :54.88 :54.49 :26.62 :27.87 4) PLATZER, SARA SR UCLA :54.57 :54.59 :26.39 :28.20 5) SWINDLE, CHRISTINA FR AUBURN :54.73 :55.08 :26.16 :28.92 6) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR AUBURN :54.43 :55.17 :26.06 :29.11 7) SHORT, BECKY SR AUBURN :54.86 :55.18 :26.40 :28.78 8) KEMP, HEATHER SR AUBURN :54.83 :55.63 :26.91 :28.72

EVENT: 18 WOMEN's 200 Meter Breaststroke

NCAA Record: 2:22.05 Kristy Kowal Georgia 2000World Record: 2:17.75 LEISEL, JONES AUS 2003American Record: 2:21.42 Amanda Beard USA 2002US Open Record: 2:21.20 Masami Tanaka JPN 2004QUALIFYING FOR 'A' Cut: 2:14.25QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 2:15.84

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) KIRK, TARA SR STANFORD 2:23.44 2:20.70** :31.56 :35.98 :36.34 :36.82 ** NCAA Record: American Record: US Open Record: 2) STEVEN, BIRTE SR OREGON STATE 2:22.97 2:22.14 :32.33 :36.15 :36.52 :37.14 3) BERNHARDT, VIPA SO FLORIDA 2:26.15 2:23.69 :33.82 :36.13 :36.54 :37.20 4) POEWE, SARAH SO GEORGIA 2:25.99 2:25.40 :32.50 :36.90 :37.84 :38.16 5) KOVACS, AGNES JR ARIZONA STATE 2:25.78 2:26.29 :33.54 :37.11 :37.79 :37.85 6) SIEPER, ERIN SO ARIZONA 2:27.38 2:26.75 :33.25 :36.74 :38.25 :38.51 7) KLEIN, MELISSA FR GEORGIA 2:27.30 2:27.99 :34.08 :37.14 :38.07 :38.70 8) DUTTON, EMMA SR FLORIDA STATE 2:27.75 2:28.66 :32.88 :37.66 :39.38 :38.74

EVENT: 19 WOMEN's 200 Meter Butterfly

NCAA Record: 2:06.04 Limin Liu Nevada 2000World Record: 2:04.04 Yang, Yu CHN 2004American Record: 2:05.65 Mary T. Meagher USA 1981US Open Record: 2:05.65 Mary T. Meagher USA 1981QUALIFYING FOR 'A' Cut: 1:58.11QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 1:59.92

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) DESCENZA, MARY SO GEORGIA 2:08.98 2:06.02** :28.57 :31.56 :32.54 :33.35 ** NCAA Record: 2) SANDENO, KAITLIN JR SOUTHERN CAL. 2:07.69 2:06.07 :28.63 :31.74 :32.56 :33.14 3) MYERS, WHITNEY FR ARIZONA 2:07.30 2:06.33 :28.90 :32.04 :32.62 :32.77 4) KIRK, DANA SO STANFORD 2:09.03 2:06.54 :28.37 :31.72 :32.68 :33.77 5) MASON, EMILY JR ARIZONA 2:08.93 2:07.57 :28.74 :32.24 :33.10 :33.49 6) VANDENBERG, KIM SO UCLA 2:08.07 2:07.78 :29.07 :31.74 :32.71 :34.26 7) LEE, GEORGINA SR SOUTHERN METHOD. 2:09.53 2:08.11 :29.22 :32.21 :33.64 :33.04 8) YEVAK, KATIE JR GEORGIA 2:09.96 2:09.44 :29.54 :32.80 :33.32 :33.78

CONSOLATION FINAL12) Reilly, Erin FR CALIFORNIA 2:11.70 2:11.98 :31.01 :33.49 :34.14 :33.34

EVENT: 21 WOMEN's 400 Meter Freestyle Relay

NCAA Record: 3:37.67 Georgia 2000World Record: 3:34.55 CHN 1997American Record: 3:37.10 USA 2002US Open Record: 3:37.67 Georgia 2000QUALIFYING FOR 'A' Cut: 3:18.95QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 3:20.03

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) GEORGIA 3:40.68 3:35.14** 1) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR :53.46 3) GEOROFF, ANDREA JR :54.69 2) MABRY, NEKA SR :53.52 4) DESCENZA, MARY SO :53.47 ** NCAA Record: American Record: US Open Record: 2) AUBURN 3:39.78 3:36.50 1) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR :54.79 3) SWINDLE, CHRISTINA FR :54.44 2) HOELZER, MARGARET JR :53.57 4) SHORT, BECKY SR :53.70

3) CALIFORNIA 3:41.06 3:40.31 1) Coughlin, Natalie SR :52.81++ 3) Burden, Micha SR :56.36 2) Becks, Danielle SR :55.97 4) Medina, Lauren JR :55.17 ++ NCAA Record: American Record: US Open Record:

4) ARIZONA 3:41.02 3:40.33 1) HAYES, JESSICA JR :55.12 3) MYERS, WHITNEY FR :55.06 2) GRESDAL, JENNA SO :55.14 4) SMITH, MARSHI SO :55.01

5) TEXAS A&M 3:41.93 3:41.04 1) LIEB, KATY SO :56.06 3) BIRD, MICHELLE JR :55.80 2) TOWNSEND, DANIELLE JR :54.70 4) STURDY, REBECCA FR :54.48

6) FLORIDA 3:40.90 3:41.91 1) FARRELL, MAUREEN JR :55.19 3) UHLE, MARIETTA SO :55.33 2) GIBNEY, CHANTAL SR :56.07 4) ELLIS, JAIME SR :55.32

7) WISCONSIN 3:42.55 3:41.93 1) HERNANDEZ, SARAH SO :55.84 3) TRINIDAD, ANNA SO :56.02 2) PIPER, CARLY JR :55.73 4) PENDLETON, BETHANY SR :54.34

8) UCLA 3:42.44 3:43.69 1) SVAHNSTROM, MALIN SR :55.95 3) PLATZER, SARA SR :54.59 2) VANDENBERG, KIM SO :56.35 4) THURMAN, AMY FR :56.80

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