Hartley Wins Second Pac-10 Title
Feb. 25, 2005
USC junior Blyther Hartley won her second title of the meet and sixth in her career while seniors Joanna Fargus and Marisa Kozak as well as freshman Emily Goetsch made finals appearances on the third night of the 2005 Women's Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center on Friday (Feb. 25) in Federal Way, Wash.
Fans can follow along with live results and get the meet schedule on the home site of host school Oregon State.
Hartley, who won the 1-meter on Thursday, won the 3-meter with 543.20 points, overtaking Stanford sophomore Cassidy Krug, who led after prelims. USC junior Jashia Luna was the next highest Trojan finisher, taking ninth. Hartley won three Pac-10 titles in 2003 and another in 2002. (She took off 2004 to train for the Summer Oiympics.)
Goetsch was fourth in the 100y fly in 54.20, touching just ahead of Kozak's 54.24. Both times are season bests. Fargus, meanwhile, was fifth in the 100y back in 54.44, a USC season best and an NCAA automatic qualifying time.
Junior Stacey Vazhenin won the consolation final of the 400y IM in 4:16.57, a USC season-best time that would have been good for fifth if applied to the finals heat. Likewise, sophomore Kristina Sieper won the consolation final of the 100y breast in 1:03.01, a season best that would have finished sixth in finals.
The meet concludes on Saturday (Feb. 26).