Beavers fall to No. 4 Arizona in Women's Swimming dual

Jan. 7, 2005

Tucson, Ariz. - Oregon State (4-4 overall, 0-3 Pac-10) got five overall victories, but lost to fourth-ranked Arizona 143-118 in Pacific-10 women's swimming Friday afternoon in Tucson. Courtney Eads got two wins on the day, one in the 1000-yard freestyle and another in the 500-yard freestyle to lead the Oregon State effort. Ausra Pacebutaite got a win in the 200-yard backstroke, Christina Kinney got a win in the 100-yard butterfly, and the 400-yard freestyle relay team won to round out the victories for the Beavers.

The Wildcats (4-0, 3-0) continued their perfect dual meet record on the year by taking wins in nine of the 14 events in their first ever dual against Oregon State.

'I am pleased with the effort today, but it wasn't as fast as I hoped,' OSU head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'The girls raced well overall and I definitely saw progress today.'The two wins of the day for freshman Courtney Eads puts her season total at 15, one short of breaking into the top 15 all-time event winners for Oregon State. Her strong swimming throughout the season has earned praise from coach Liebowitz.

'Courtney Eads was great today with two more wins,' Liebowitz said. 'She was very solid in the two distance races.'

Christina Kinney earned her third win of the season in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.55 and Ausra Pacebutaite got her fifth win on the season in the 200 backstroke with her time of 2:08.20.The Beavers (4-4 overall, 0-3 Pac-10) will swim again tomorrow in a conference dual at Arizona State at 11:30 a.m.

NO. 2 ARIZONA 143, OREGON STATE 118

400 MEDLEY RELAY - 1 University of Arizona `B' 3:49.68 2 University of Arizona 'A' 3:52.75 3 Oregon State University 'A' 3:59.12 4 Oregon State University 'B' 4:04.02 5 Oregon State University1,000 FREESTYLE - 1 Eads, Courtney OSU 10:11.08 2 Hong, Sandy OSU 10:13.96 3 Myers, Whitney UOFA 10:29.37 4 Willis, Katie UOFA 10:30.94 5 Postma, Erin OSU 11:01.54 200 FREESTYLE 1 Gresdal, Jenna UOFA 1:53.17 2 Cashion, Courtney UOFA 1:54.01 3 Wirth, Erika OSU 1:57.06 4 Smith, Marshi UOFA 1:58.48 5 Kinney, Danielle OSU 1:58.73 6 Gruda, Ashley OSU 1:59.92 7 Elofson, Kathryn UOFA 2:01.46 8 Ringquist, Kaitlin OSU 2:02.99 100 BACKSTROKE 1 Hayes, Jessica UOFA 57.23 2 Pacebutaite, Ausra OSU 58.65 3 Pursley, Lisa UOFA 59.53 4 Erickson, Danielle UOFA 1:01.52 5 Thomas, Ashleigh OSU 1:02.46 6 Strouse, Emily UOFA 1:03.48 7 Santelli, Jenna OSU 1:06.87 8 Lemons, Janelle OSU 1:06.95 100 BREASTSTROKE 1 Sieper, Erin UOFA 1:04.45 2 Castenada, Felicia OSU 1:04.96 3 Myers, Whitney UOFA 1:07.67 4 Embertson, Mari OSU 1:08.76 5 Leah Schaab OSU 1:11.32 200 BUTTERFLY 1 Mason, Emily UOFA 2:04.30 2 Miroslaw, Monika OSU 2:05.01 3 Eads, Courtney OSU 2:05.95 4 Kinney, Christina OSU 2:07.39 5 Gruda, Ashley OSU 2:10.91 50 FREESTYLE 1 Jenna Gresdal UofA 23.56 2 Jessica Hayes UofA 24.14 3 Kristin Huston OSU 24.34 5 Brie Marhenke OSU 24.84 6 Wirth, Erika OSU 25.10 8 Pacebutaite, Ausra OSU 25.37 100 FREESTYLE Nymeyer, Lacey UofA 51.25 2 Cashion, Courtney UofA 51.47 3 Strouse, Emily UofA 53.56 4 Huston, Kristin OSU 54.44 6 Marhenke, Brie OSU 55.25 7 Ringquist, Kaitlin OSU 56.89 8 Lemmons, Janelle OSU 57.40 200 BACKSTROKE 1 Pacebutaite, Ausra OSU 2:08.20 2 Ryann Hackett UofA 2:10.78 Smith, Marshi UofA 2:10.91 6 Santelli, Jenna OSU 2:25.33 200 BREASTSTROKE 1 Sieper, Erin UofA 2:19.95 2 Castenada, Felicia OSU 2:23.06 3 Embertson, Mari OSU 2:24.91 5 Schaab, Leah OSU 4:58.19 500 FREESTYLE 1Eads, Courtney OSU 4:58.19 2 Nymeyer, Laci UofA 4:58.34 3 Hayes, Jessica 5:00.36 4 Hong, Sandy OSU 5:02.76 6 Kinney, Danielle OSU 5:19.72 7 Postma, Erin OSU 5:23.74 100 BUTTERFLY 1 Kinney, Christina OSU 58.85 2 Strouse, Emily, UofA 59.63 3 Wirth, Erika OSU 1:00.03 4 Miroslaw OSU 1:00.68 5 Gruda, Ashley OSU 1:10.07 400 FREESTYLE RELAY 1 OSU A 3:38.51 2 OSU B 3:41.10 3 OSU C 3:55.81

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