Beavers Prosper In Day Two of the Pacific-10 Swimming Championships

Feb. 24, 2005

Federal Way, Wash. - Oregon State continued its strong performance at the Pacific-10 Swimming and Diving Championships holding for seventh-place overall after two days of competition. Several individual performances capped off by a fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay topped the OSU accomplishments on the day.

The key individual performances sparked the second day of success for the Beavers. Freshman Courtney Eads finished in ninth-place in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:46.47, her second fastest of the season. Senior Kristin Huston alsoFinished ninth in her event, the 50 freestyle, with a season best time of 23.40. Senior all-american Mari Embertson finished 13th in her event, the 200 individual medley, also with a season best time of 2:02.01. Other contributions by Erika Wirth, 15th in the 50 freestyle, and by Christina Kinney, 30th in the 200 individual medley, keyed the Oregon State performance today.

'Tonight was pretty impressive,' OSU head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'We had lots of best times and great performances today.'

'This is the most individuals we have ever had make into the second round of swimming.'

The biggest performance on the night was in the 200 freestyle relay where the Beavers finished fifth. Their time of 1:33.21 is a new school record and is the highest finished thus far at the tournament.

'I am very happy with how we are doing in the relays and on our individual effort,' Liebowtiz said. 'But We have our better events coming.'

The action resumes tomorrow with preliminaries starting at 11 a.m. and finals coming at 6 p.m.

(Scorers and Oregon State finishers; 'ex.' denotes exhibition non-scorer)200 Freestyle Relay - 1 Arizona 'A' 1:30.07M 2 Stanford 'A' 1:31.18B ASU 'A' 1:31.74B California 'A' 1:32.46B 5 OSU 'A' 1:33.21B 6 UCLA 'A' 1:33.40B 7 USC 'A' 1:33.76B 46 8 Washington 'A' 1:34.06B 44 9 WSU 'A' 1:37.04B 200 IM 1 Bruce, Caroline FR Stanford 1:58.40AB 2 Caverly, Kriste JR Stanford 2:00.36 3 Myers, Whitney SO Arizona 1:59.90AB 4 Silver, Helen JR California 1:59.93AB 5 Kovacs, Agnes SR ASU 2:00.01AB 6 Davis, Laura JR Stanford 1:59.95 7 Verdin, Emily FR California 2:01.48 8 Daly, Ashley JR Stanford 2:02.86B === B - Final === 9 Liu, Erica FR Stanford 2:01.41B 10 Kirk, Dana JR Stanford 2:01.47B 11 Scarborough, Ki SR UCLA 2:01.69B 12 Kozak, Marisa SR USC 2:01.75B 13 Embertson, Mari SR OSU 2:02.01B 14 Olson, Sharon JR Washington 2:02.65B 15 Tsai, Sherry SO California 2:02.69B 16 Strouse, Emily SO Arizona 2:05.19 === C - Final === 17 Shortt, Caitlyn FR Washington 2:03.41B 18 Bell, Katherine FR Stanford 2:03.57B 19 Yamamoto, Chiem FR UCLA 2:03.89B 20 Catalano, Shell JR UCLA 2:04.10B 21 Schmidt, Heidi JR ASU 2:04.49 22 Patterson, Gene FR California 2:04.60 23 Copland, Jane JR WSU 2:05.78 50 Freestyle - === A - Final === 1 Boutwell, Lacey SR Stanford 22.63A 2 Bishop, Brooke FR Stanford 22.72A 3 Gresdal, Jenna JR Arizona 22.73A 4 Vandenberg, Kim JR UCLA 23.23 22.93B 26 5 Arnold, Katie FR UCLA 23.20 22.98B 24.5 5 Smith, Marshi JR Arizona 22.91 22.98B 24.5 7 Cashion, Courtn FR Arizona 23.10 23.00B 23 8 Szigeti, Floren SR ASU 23.15B === B - Final === 9 Nymeyer, Lacey FR Arizona 23.26B 9 Huston, Kristin SR OSU 23.26B 11 Elofson, Kathry SO Arizona 23.28B 12 Hackett, Ryann JR Arizona 23.32B 13 Ullrich, Laura JR ASU 23.40B 14 14 Jones, Sarah SR Stanford 23.45B 13 15 Wirth, Erika SO OSU 23.52B 16 Epperson, Britt SO Washington 23.63 11 === C - Final === 17 Palsson, Emma SR California 23.70 17 Thurman, Amy JR UCLA 23.70 19 Brown, Lindsey FR ASU 23.85 6 20 Baldinger, Erin JR ASU23.86 20 Pacebutaite, Au JR OSU 23.86 22 Marhenke, Brie SO OSU 23.91 23 Seely, Rachel FR Washington 23.97 24 Johnson, Desire SR Washington 24.04 500 freestyle - === A - Final === 1 Mason, Emily SR Arizona 4:41.21AA 2 Chandler, Ashle JR California 4:41.65AA 3 Durot, Elizabet FR Stanford 4:41.78AA 4 Keller, Kalyn SO USC 4:43.23AA 5 Stahley, Desire SO Stanford 4:47.90BB 6 Medina, Lauren SR California 4:49.95BB 7 Reilly, Erin SO California 4:51.96BB 8 Vazhenin, Stacy JR USC 4:52.66BB 29.38 === B - Final === 9 Eads, Courtney FR OSU 4:46.47BB Nelson, Katie SO UCLA 4:51.18 4:47.94BB 11 Hentzen, Morgan SO Stanford 4:48.05BB Hackett, Shanno FR UCLA 4:49.41BB 13 Goetsch, Emily FR USC 4:50.16BB 14 Hentzen, Whitne FR USC 4:51.48BB Costella, Laure SO Stanford 4:53.03BB 16 Tiedeman, Kate JR California 4:53.40BB === C - Final === 17 Morelli, Lisa SR California 4:49.24BB 18 Allen, Brittany FR USC 4:52.26BB Ridgeway, Rache FR California 4:53.99BB Fischer, Sarah FR ASU 4:54.68 5 27.65 29.29 Glenn, Erin SR Stanford 4:54.95 Schieman, Ellis FR ASU 4:56.85 23 Imagane, Jane SO UCLA 4:57.49 Willis, Katie JR Arizona 4:59.83

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