Golden Bears Compete at U.S. Summer Nationals

Aug. 11, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Although Cal alums Natalie Coughlin and Haley Cope and head coach Teri McKeever are preparing for the Olympics abroad, several Golden Bears put in great performances in the States last week at the U.S. Summer Nationals, held in Stanford, Calif. The Cal contingent was led by soon-to-be senior Lauren Medina who earned the national title in the women's 200-meter freestyle with a win in 2:01.89.'I was really proud with the way our girls competed at nationals. LaurenMedina was exceptional, anytime you can win a national championship it issomething special. She is the best racer I have ever seen and she truly steppedup into the elite in American swimming,' assistant women's swimming coach Whitney Hite said.Medina was joined in that event by Erin Reilly, who just completed her freshman season. Reilly finished fourth in the 200 free at 2:02.45 and finished 12th in the 200 butterfly and 13th in the 1500-meter freestyle.'Erin Reilly swam great and I am proud of the way she competed in the 200 free. The relays were terrific and we will be able to use our performances at nationals as a springboard towards a great college season,' he added.The California Aquatics team finished second in the 800-meter freestyle relay in 8:19.30 and finished seventh in the 400-meter freestyle relay. Other Bears who competed included Amy Ng, Kate Tiedeman, Helen Silver, Lisa Morelli, and Keiko Amano.

Summer 2004 U.S. NationalsStanford, CA8/3-8/7Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle17 Medina, Lauren         21 California Aquatics          57.23Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle1 Medina, Lauren         21 California Aquatics    2:01.89   204 Reilly, Erin           19 California Aquatics    2:02.45   15Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle13 Reilly, Erin           19 California Aquatics	  17:00.18    4Women 100 LC Meter Backstroke25 Silver, Helen          20 California Aquatics  1:06.37Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke27 Silver, Helen          20 California Aquatics    2:22.90Women 200 LC Meter Butterfly12 Reilly, Erin           19 California Aquatics    2:17.87    5Women 400 LC Meter IM21 Ng, Amy                20 California Aquatics    4:56.3637 Tiedeman, Kate         20 California Aquatics  5:05.35Women 400 LC Meter Freestyle Relay7 California Aquat-PC                   3:53.18     1) Reilly, Erin 19              2) *Amano, Keiko 21     3) Tiedeman, Kate 20            4) Medina, Lauren 21Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle Relay2 California Aquat-PC                 8:19.30   34     1) Reilly, Erin 19              2) Morelli, Lisa 21     3) Tiedeman, Kate 20            4) Medina, Lauren 21Women 400 LC Meter Medley Relay16 California Aquat-PC                 4:23.71    2     1) Silver, Helen 20             2) Ng, Amy 20     3) Reilly, Erin 19              4) Medina, Lauren 21
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