Swimming trails Cardinal 499-336 in Day One of Competition

Nov. 18, 2004

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State ended the first of three days of competition at the Speedo Cup with two wins. The Beavers (2-2 overall, 0-2 Pacific-10) got wins in the 200 Freestyle Relay and in the 500 freestyle by Courtney Eads. Both the times in the wins for the Beavers were school records. Despite the two wins by the Beavers, No. 4 Stanford still leads overall in the meet.

Courtney Eads's time of 4:45.91 is an Oregon State record by just under five seconds. Eads and Stanford's Elizabeth Durot had a close race with Durot finishing just .09 seconds behind.

'She is an outstanding swimmer,' OSU head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'That is her lifetime best by 4 seconds.'

The OSU relay team also set a school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The Beavers time of 1:33.77 beat the prior time of 1:34:61 to break two school records in the same day.

OSU also had great finishes from Kristin Huston, who finished second in the 50 Freestyle, and the 400 Medley Relay team, that finished in second.

'Everybody swam good in the prelims and we swam even better at night in the finals.' Liebowitz said.

Liebowitz had planned to taper practice to rest the team before the meet, hoping for extra speed at the Speedo Cup. What he didn't plan on was breaking two school records.

'We swam much better than I expected,' Liebowitz said. 'The leadership was phenomenal and if this continues we should have a great meet.'

Racing continues Friday morning with the preliminaries, with the finals following in the evening.

OREGON STATE 336, DAY ONE 200 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. O S U 'A' OSU 01:33.77 2. S T A N 'A' STAN 01:34.64 3. U C S D 'A' UCSD 01:34.80 4. N E V 'A' NEV 01:35.02 5. U N M 'A' UNM 01:37.40 22 O S U 'B' OSU 01:39.57 500 FREESTYLE - 1. Courtney Eads OSU 04:45.91 2.Elizabeth Durot STAN 04:46.00 3. Desiree Stahley STAN 04:52.35 4 Brittany Davis BYU 04:57.49 5 Sandy Hong OSU 04:57.65 13. Christina Kinney OSU 05:01.68 18. Danielle Kinney OSU 05:05.12 27. Ashley Gruda OSU 05:08.82 43. Leah Schaab OSU 05:11.12 49. Felicia Castaneda OSU 05:13.08 75. Erin Postma OSU 05:21.26 76. Chelsea Keown OSU 05:21.52 94. Kaitlin Ringquist OSU 05:27.70 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1 Caroline Bruce STAN 02:00.44 2 Laura Davis STAN 02:02.17 3 Li Bei NEV 02:03.13 4 Ashley Swart USD 02:03. 5 Alyssa Chin NEV 02:04.48 7. 7 Mari Embertson OSU 02:04.57 9 Monika Miroslaw OSU 02:05.95 24 Felicia Castaneda OSU 02:09.31 26 Ashleigh Thomas OSU 02:10.67 34 Ausra Pacebutaite OSU 02:08.53 35 Christina Kinney OSU 02:08.75 50 Malia Storie OSU 02:13.37 56 Leah Schaab OSU 02:13.91 57 Chelsea Keown OSU 02:13.96 50 FREESTYLE - 1 Brooke Bishop STAN 00:23.27 2 Kristin Huston OSU 00:23.56 3 Lacey Boutwell STAN 00:23.57 4 Chelsea Nagata UCI 00:23.62 5 Brie Marhenke OSU 00:23.71 8 Erika Wirth OSU 00:23.94 9 Ausra Pacebutaite OSU 00:24.00 48 Janelle Lemons OSU 00:25.10 87 Ashleigh Thomas OSU 00:25.84 102 Kaitlin Ringquist OSU 00:26.10. 400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1 S T A N 'A' STAN 03:45.07 2 O S U 'A' OSU 03:46. 3 N E V 'A' NEV 03:49.11 4 U C S D 'A' UCSD 03:52.22 5 U C D 'A' UCD 03:53.61 18 O S U 'B' OSU 03:58.33

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