Chandler Leads Cal in Day Two of Pac-10s

Feb. 24, 2005

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Cal junior Ashley Chandler took second in the 500-yard freestyle race and the Bears turned in five other top-10 finishes in the second day of the 2005 Pac-10 women's swimming and diving championships at King County Aquatics Center Thursday.

Chandler clocked a 4:41.65, which automatically qualifies her for the NCAA Championships and puts her fourth on Cal's all-time list.

'Ashley's 4:41 was a great swim,' said Cal assistant Whitney Hite. 'You like to come away with a win, but she certainly gave it a great race. I'm really proud of the way she raced.'

After seven events, Cal sits in fourth with 348 points. Stanford leads the pack with 577 points, followed by Arizona (421) and UCLA (353.5).

Senior Lauren Medina finished sixth in the 500 free in 4:49.95 (NCAA `B'), followed by sophomore Erin Reilly, who took seventh in 4:51.96 (NCAA `B'). Medina's 4:47.44 in the preliminaries was a lifetime best.

In the 200 IM, junior Helen Silver finished fourth in 1:59.93 (NCAA `A'). It was the first time Silver swam that event in under two minutes, and her time puts her fifth on Cal's all-time list. Freshman Emily Verdin followed Silver in the race, clocking a 2:02.30 (NCAA `B') good for seventh.

Cal's 200 freestyle relay team of freshman Emily Silver, sophomore Lauren Andrews, seniors Emma Palsson and Keiko Amano came in fourth in 1:32.46 (NCAA `B').

Other Cal swimmers who competed in Thursday's finals are: in the 500 free, junior Kate Tiedeman (16th, 4:53.40, NCAA `B'), senior Lisa Morelli (17th, C heat winner, 4:49.24, NCAA `B') and freshman Rachel Ridgeway (19th, 4:53.99, NCAA `B'); 200 IM, sophomore Sherry Tsai (15th, 2:02.69, NCAA `B') and freshman Genevieve Patterson (22nd, 2:04.60); 50 free, senior Emma Palsson (17th, C heat winner, 23.70).

Friday features prelims and finals in the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 3-meter diving. The 400 medley relay race will also take place.

Day 2
Combined Team Scores - Through Event 7

1. Stanford University 577
2. University of Arizona 421
3. Univ of Calif, Los Angeles 353.5
4. Univ of California, Berkeley 348
5. Univ of Southern California 332
6. Arizona State University 273.5
7. Oregon State University 212
8. University of Washington 166
9. Washington State University 126

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2005 PAC-10 Women's Swimming/Diving Champs - 2/23/2005-2/26/2005

Event 3 Women 500 Yard Free
=======================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 4:45.46
NCAA B Qual: B 4:54.02
PAC10 Meet: M 4:37.76 2004 Kalyn Keller, USC
PAC 10 Rec: R 4:34.39 1990 Janet Evans, Stanford
4:45.46 A
4:54.02 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
======================================================
HEAT A1 Mason, Emily SR Ariz 4:46.35 4:41.21AA 32
26.39 28.70 28.71 28.63
28.13 28.10 28.12 28.37
28.55 27.51

2 Chandler, Ashley JR Cal 4:44.27 4:41.65AA 28
26.36 28.59 28.73 28.40
28.51 28.18 28.10 28.38
28.11 28.29

3 Durot, Elizabet FR Stan 4:48.06 4:41.78AA 27
26.72 28.35 28.38 28.41
28.35 28.63 28.47 28.52
28.47 27.48

4 Keller, Kalyn SO USC 4:45.36 4:43.23AA 26
26.71 28.52 28.78 28.79
28.58 28.03 28.51 28.68
28.62 28.01

5 Stahley, Desire SO Stan 4:47.36 4:47.90BB 25
26.40 28.63 28.83 28.88
28.76 28.84 29.06 29.57
29.57 29.36

6 Medina, Lauren SR Cal 4:47.44 4:49.95BB 24
26.61 28.66 29.11 29.00
28.90 28.97 29.15 29.67
30.14 29.74

7 Reilly, Erin SO Cal 4:49.98 4:51.96BB 23
26.77 29.25 29.12 29.16
29.36 29.61 29.65 29.90
29.89 29.25

8 Vazhenin, Stacy JR USC 4:49.87 4:52.66BB 22
27.37 28.80 29.12 29.30
29.41 29.51 29.70 29.89
30.18 29.38

Event 4 Women 200 Yard IM
==================================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 2:00.67
NCAA B Qual: B 2:04.29
PAC10 Meet: M 1:54.95 2004 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
PAC 10 Rec: R 1:54.95 2004 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
2:00.67 B
2:00.67 C
2:00.67 A
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=======================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Bruce, Caroline FR Stan 1:58.15 1:58.40AB 32
27.04 30.17 32.75 28.44

2 Caverly, Kriste JR Stan 2:00.36 1:59.63AB 28
26.70 30.12 34.34 28.47

3 Myers, Whitney SO Ariz 2:00.17 1:59.90AB 27
26.03 30.26 35.24 28.37

4 Silver, Helen JR Cal 2:00.59 1:59.93AB 26
25.82 29.03 36.77 28.31

5 Kovacs, Agnes SR ASU 2:00.15 2:00.01AB 25
26.61 31.32 33.67 28.41

6 Davis, Laura JR Stan 1:59.95 2:01.08B 24
26.49 30.81 35.63 28.15

7 Verdin, Emily FR Cal 2:01.48 2:02.30B 23
26.75 29.49 36.73 29.33

8 Daly, Ashley JR Stanf 2:01.85 2:02.86B 22
26.43 31.92 35.84 28.67

Event 5 Women 50 Yard Free
==================================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 22.88
NCAA B Qual: B 23.56
PAC10 Meet: M 22.05 2003 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
PAC 10 Rec: R 22.01 1997 C. Fox, N. Coughlin, Stan/ CAL
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=======================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Boutwell, Lacey SR Stan 22.92 22.63A 32
2 Bishop, Brooke FR Stan 22.88 22.72A 28
3 Gresdal, Jenna JR Ariz 22.77 22.73A 27
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 Ariz 22.91 22.98B 24.5
7 Cashion, Courtn FR Ariz 23.10 23.00B 23
8 Szigeti, Floren SR ASU 23.15 23.15B 22

Event 6 Women 1 mtr Diving
==================================================================
PAC10 Meet: M 458.90 1988 Katie Connors, Stanford
PAC 10 Rec: R 458.90 1998 Katie Connors, Stanford
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=================================================================
=== Finals ===

1 Hartley, Blythe JR USC 314.05 318.90 32
2 Rosenthal, Ashl SR Stan 278.30 295.45 28
3 Krug, Cassidy SO Stan 294.85 291.25 27
4 Blong, Amanda JR UCLA 232.60 282.55 26
5 Bemme, Daniela SR Ariz 254.05 277.65 25
6 Tumlinson, Tris SR ASU 278.15 276.60 24
7 Febvay, Claire SR Ariz 253.20 265.35 23
8 Thompson, Paige JR UCLA 239.95 260.65 22

Event 7 Women 200 Yard Free Relay
==============================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 1:31.01
NCAA B Qual: B 1:42.89
PAC10 Meet: M 1:30.47 2002 California
(Stitts, Coughlin, Becks, Harper)
PAC 10 Rec: R 1:29.16 1998 Arizona
(Hosack, Kolbisen, Knapp, Farella)
School Seed Finals Points
=================================================================
=== Timed Finals ===

1 Arizona 'A' 1:30.55 1:30.07M 64
1) Gresdal, Jenna JR 2) Hayes, Jessica SR
3) Smith, Marshi JR 4) Cashion, Courtney FR
22.61 22.51 22.33 22.62

2 Stanford 'A' 1:34.78 1:31.18B 56
1) Bishop, Brooke FR 2) Boutwell, Lacey SR
3) Jones, Sarah SR 4) Liu, Erica FR
22.93 22.39 22.85 23.01

3 ASU 'A' 1:32.37 1:31.74B 54
1) Szigeti, Florencia SR 2) Andrew, Caitlin FR
3) Ullrich, Laura JR 4) Schmidt, Heidi JR
23.21 22.33 23.07 23.13

4 California 'A' 1:33.17 1:32.46B 52
1) Silver, Emily FR 2) Andrews, Lauren SO
3) Palsson, Emma SR 4) Amano, Keiko SR
22.97 23.26 23.07 23.16

5 OSU 'A' 1:33.77 1:33.21B 50
1) Wirth, Erika SO 2) Huston, Kristin SR
3) Pacebutaite, Ausra JR 4) Marhenke, Brie SO
23.76 22.95 23.38 23.12

6 UCLA 'A' 1:33.93 1:33.40B 48
1) Arnold, Katie FR 2) Vandenberg, Kim JR
3) Thurman, Amy JR 4) Butler, Kendall JR
23.36 22.96 23.61 23.47

7 USC 'A' 1:33.55 1:33.76B 46
1) Kozak, Marisa SR 2) Fargus, Jo SR
3) Connealy, Cait SO 4) Sieper, Kristina SO
23.80 23.00 23.34 23.62

8 Washington 'A' 1:34.34 1:34.06B 44
1) Epperson, Brittany SO 2) Seely, Rachel FR
3) Johnson, Desiree SR 4) Olson, Sharon JR
23.99 23.37 23.46 23.24

9 WSU 'A' 1:36.31 1:37.04B 40
1) Van Home, Katie SO 2) Berish, Danielle FR
3) Povilonyte, Monika SO 4) Reiter, Kenzie FR
24.25 23.90 24.40 24.49

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