OSU Drops First Dual Of Weekend

Nov. 5, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - Oregon State got victories from Courtney Eads in the 200-yard butterfly, Christina Kinney in the 100 butterfly, Mari Embertson in the 400 individual medley and in the 400 freestyle relay but lost to eighth-ranked California 147.5-111.5 in Pacific-10 women's swimming Friday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The Beavers (1-2 overall, 0-2 Pac-10) will swim a non-conference dual at San Jose State on Saturday at 12 noon.

Friday marked the 13th straight dual meet win for Cal (4-0, 2-0). Both of OSU's defeats this season have come to nationally ranked teams on the road.

'That's the reason we come and swim these teams - to learn how to be competitive, and we are learning,' OSU head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'At times, they one-two-three'd us in a couple events and that took a little bit of spirit away, but we hung in there and were positive and stayed in the meet and did well. It was a solid performance.'

Despite the Beavers swimming after leaving Corvallis before dawn on Friday morning, OSU had several swimmers improve on the school's all-time top-10 lists.

'We swam a little sluggish, but there were some people who were amazingly tough,' Liebowitz said.

Besides taking the 200 butterfly in 2 minutes, 2.3 seconds, Eads had the second-fastest 500 freestyle time in OSU history when she placed second in 4:54.68. Eads' 200 butterfly time improved her No. 4 mark in that event.

Erika Wirth broke into the OSU all-time top 10 in the 100 butterfly, with her lifetime-best mark of 57.83 seconds good for seventh in that event. Felicia Castaneda's time in the 200 breaststroke of 2:21.48 puts her in sixth place on the Oregon State list in that event.

Liebowitz also pointed to freestyler Brie Marhenke's relay splits of 51.32 seconds in the 400 medley relay and 52.27 seconds in the freestyle relay; both those times would be among the top 10 on OSU's 100 freestyle list.

NO. 8 CALIFORNIA 147.5, OREGON STATE 111.5

(Scorers and Oregon State finishers; 'ex.' denotes exhibition non-scorer)

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. California (H. Silver, Patterson, Reilly, E. Silver), 3:48.16; 2. Oregon State (Pacebutaite, Castaneda, Eads, Marhenke), 3:48.93; 3. Oregon State (Thomas, Schaab, Miroslaw, D. Kinney), 3:38.96); Oregon State (Santelli, Ringquist, Storie, Lemons), 4:19.18 (ex.). 1,000 FREESTYLE - 1. Kate Tiedeman, UC, 10:06.74; 2. Sandy Hong, OSU, 10:16.43; 3. Ashley Chandler, UC, 10:25.75; 4. Jessica Cotton, UC, 10:27.49; 5. Ashley Gruda, OSU, 10:49.32. 200 FREESTYLE - 1. Lauren Medina, UC, 1:49.18; 2. Emily Silver, UC, 1:51.90; 3. Erin Reilly, UC, 1:51.96; 4. Courtney Eads, OSU, 1:52.69; 5. Kristin Huston, OSU, 1:55.97; 6. Danielle Kinney, OSU, 1:57.29; Mari Embertson, OSU, 1:51.71 (ex.); Sandy Hong, OSU, 1:57.55 (ex.). 100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Helen Silver, UC, 56.93; 2. Emily Verdin, UC, 57.10; 3. Ausra Pacebutaite, OSU, 57.55; 4. Lauren Andrews, UC, 59.13; 5. Malia Storie, OSU, 1:03.58; 6. Ashleigh Thomas, OSU, 1:04.09; Jessie Hong, OSU, 1:05.08 (ex.). 100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Genevieve Patterson, UC, 1:02.71; 2. Anne Babicz, UC, 1:03.00; 3. Felicia Castaneda, OSU, 1:04.98; 4. Erin Calder, UC, 1:05.47; 5. Leah Schaab, OSU, 1:09.91; 6. Kaitlin Ringquist, OSU, 1:12.44; Chelsea Keown, OSU, 1:14.35 (ex.). 200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Courtney Eads, OSU, 2:02.30; 2. Rachel Ridgeway, UC, 2:03.00; 3. Christina Kinney, OSU, 2:03.59; 4. (tie) Monika Miroslaw, OSU, and Lisa Morelli, UC, 2:05.45; 6. Kate Tiedeman, UC, 2:07.61; Ashley Gruda, OSU, 2:10.07. 50 FREESTYLE - 1. Sherry Tsai, UC, 24.02; 2. Kristin Huston, OSU, 24.05; 3. Lauren Andrews, UC, 24.14; 4. Erika Wirth, OSU, 24.43; 5. Keiko Amano, UC, 6. Brie Marhenke, OSU, 24.53; Janelle Lemons, OSU, 25.64 (ex.). 100 FREESTYLE - 1. Emily Silver, UC, 51.31; 2. Lauren Andrews, UC, 52.01; 3. Keiko Amano, UC, 52.44; 4. Kristin Huston, OSU, 52.62; 5. Erika Wirth, OSU, 53.91; Brie Marhenke, OSU, 54.31 (ex.); Kaitlin Ringquist, OSU, 56.52 (ex.); Jenna Santelli, OSU, 58.88. 200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Sherry Tsai, UC, 2:02.40; 2. Helen Silver, UC, 2:02.71; 3. Ausra Pacebutaite, OSU, 2:03.65; 4. Lisa Morelli, UC, 2:03.79; 5. Ashleigh Thomas, OSU, 2:14.24; Jessie Hong, OSU, 2:14.50 (ex.); Malia Storie, OSU, 2:17.54 (ex.). 200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Genevieve Patterson, UC, 2:18.86; 2. Marcelle Miller, UC, 2:20.86; 3. Felicia Castaneda, OSU, 2:21.48; 4. Erin Calder, UC, 2:21.95; 5. Mari Embertson, OSU, 2:24.86; Leah Schaab, OSU, 2:26.79 (ex.); Chelsea Keown, OSU, 2:43.04. 500 FREESTYLE - 1. Lauren Medina, UC, 4:54.65; 2. Courtney Eads, OSU, 4:54.68; 3. Erin Reilly, UC, 4:55.48; 4. Sandy Hong, OSU, 5:03.88; 5. Rachel Ridgeway, UC, 5:03.90; Danielle Kinney, OSU, 5:14.07 (ex.); Ashley Gruda, OSU, 5:16.63 (ex.). 100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Christina Kinney, OSU, 56.95; 2. Erika Wirth, OSU, 57.83; 3. Chelsea Keown, OSU, 1:02.02; Ashleigh Thomas, OSU, 1:03.83 (ex.). 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Mari Embertson, OSU, 4:28.12; 2. Monika Miroslaw, OSU, 4:30.07; 3. Leah Schaab, OSU, 4:33.74; Jessie Hong, OSU, 4:54.22 (ex.). 400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Oregon State (Huston, Wirth, Pacebutaite, Marhenke), 3:33.00; 2. Oregon State (S. Hong, C. Kinney, Castaneda, D. Kinney), 3:40.07; Oregon State (Ringquist, Santelli, Keown, Lemons), 3:49.43 (ex.).

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