Cal Wins Season Opener

Oct. 1, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Cal women's swimming team won its season-opener today over Washington, 141-116 at Husky Pool. The Golden Bears won 11 of 14 events and swam the last six events with just one scoring swimmer.

After the meet, Washington coach Mickey Wender had high praise for the Golden Bears, 'They are a perennial power and you learn a lot about yourself when you compete against a team like theirs.'

Cal had eight different swimmers win individual events, led by double-event winner and true freshman Emily Silver. Silver won the 50 (23.89) and 100 freestyle (51.66) in back-to-back races. Her sister, junior Helen Silver, was a double event winner as well, touching the wall first in the 100 backstroke (56.60) and the 200 backstroke (2:01.98). The meet was something of a homecoming for the Silvers who hail from the Bainbridge Island, near Seattle.

The newest Golden Bears produced in the first meet of the season as freshmen Genevieve Patterson (100 breast, 1:03.12) and Rachel Ridgeway (200 fly, 2:03.20) joined Silver as event winners.

Cal's other event winners were senior Lauren Medina in the 200 freestyle (1:49.73), junior Kate Tiedeman in the 1000 freestyle (10:08.93), and sophomores Erin Reilly in the 500 freestyle (4:58.81) and Annie Babicz in the 100 butterfly (57.48).

The Golden Bears compete tomorrow at 5 p.m. against the University of British Columbia.

Cal Finishers Oct. 1: Cal 146, Washington 116

200 Medley Relay: 1) California 'B' 1:44.76 Cal (Tsai, Patterson, Toomey, Silver); 3) California 'A' 1:46.87 Cal (Silver, Babicz, Palsson, Medina); 5) California 'C' 1:48.89 Cal(Andrews, Miller, Ridgeway, Amano)
1000 Freestyle: 1) Kate Tiedeman 10:08.93; 2) Erin Reilly 10:17.93; 5) Jessica Cotton 10:30.
200 Freestyle: 1) Lauren Medina 1:49.73; 3) Ashley Chandler 1:53.17; 5) Amy Ng 1:55.85100 Backstroke: 1) Helen Silver 56.60; 2) Sherry Tsai 57.04; 4) Lauren Andrews 57.80
100 Breaststroke: 1) Genevieve Patterson 1:03.12; 3) Annie Babicz 1:05.15 Cal; 6) Marcelle Miller 1:08.17 Cal
200 Butterfly: 1) Rachel Ridgeway 2:03.20; 3) Lisa Morelli 2:06.26; 5) Ashley Chandler 2:11.6950 Freestyle: 1) Emily Silver 23.89; 4) Keiko Amano 24.75; 6) Emma Palsson 24.96
100 Freestyle: 1) Emily Silver 51.66; 3) Lauren Medina 53.05; 6) Emily Verdin 53.63
200 Backstroke:1) Helen Silver 2:01.98; -) Lauren Andrews X2:03.34; -) Lisa Moreli X2:04.91
200 Breaststroke: 2) Genevieve Patterson 2:19.18; -) Amy Ng X2:30.59 ; -) Marcelle Miller X2:25.42
500 Freestyle: 1) Erin Reilly 4:58.81; -) Kate Tiedeman X5:00.06; -) Jessica Cotton X5:08.25
100 Butterfly: 1) Ann Babicz 57.48; -) Rachel Ridgeway 57.91; -) Leann Toomey 58.63
200 IM: 2) Sherry Tsai 2:05.57; -) Emily Verdin X2:08.73; -) Amy Ng X2:07.86
200 Freestyle Relay:2) California 'A' 1:36.36 (E. Silver, Palsson, Amano, Medina); -) California 'C' X1:39.82 (Patterson, Morelli, Babicz, Rigeway);-) California 'B' X1:39.01 (Andrews, Toomey, Chandler, H. Silver)

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