Another Day of Solid Performances keeps OSU in a Steady Seventh Overall

Feb. 25, 2005


Federal Way, Wash. - Senior all-american Mari Embertson and freshman Felicia Castenada broke through Friday evening at the Pacific-10 swimming and diving championships where both took sixth place in their events to cap off yet another day of solid performances by Oregon State.

Embertson finished the 400 individual medley final with a season best time of 4:18.09. The time will most likely qualify her for her second consecutive NCAA swimming championships. Castenada raced to a season best in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.05.

The Beaver relay squad for the 400 medley relay also had an outstanding day finishing sixth with a season best time of 3:44.80. The Beavers have only one more relay race to qualify for the NCAA championships. Qualifying their relays was a focal point of the season and remains a point of emphasis.

Other strong individual performances from the Beavers helped Oregon State maintain its seventh-place standing overall in the meet. In the 200 freestyle, freshman Courtney Eads finished 18th with a time of 1:50.09. Sophomore Erika Wirth and senior Kristin Huston raced to a consecutive finish, 14th and 15th, in the 100 butterfly. OSU currently leads eighth-place University of Washington by 65.5 points and trails sixth-place University of Southern California by 236.5 points with one day left of competition.

Tomorrow is the last day of scored competition starting at 11 a.m. with preliminaries and resuming at 6 p.m. with the night finals to wrap up the meet.

Combined Team Scores

1. Stanford University 1060 2. University of Arizona 825 3. Univ of California, Berkeley 748 4. Univ of Calif, Los Angeles 660 5. Arizona State University 616.5 6. Univ of Southern California 595 7. Oregon State University 358.5 8. University of Washington 293 9. Washington State University 227


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