Babciz, Silver Pick up Wins in Day 2 of Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 25, 2005

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.-- Sophomore Annie Babicz and freshman Emily Silver each won individual titles as No. 11 Cal competed in the third day of the 2005 Pac-10 Championships Friday. The Golden Bears posted 10 Top-10 finishes on the day as they moved into third place with one day to go at King County Aquatics Center.

Babicz took first in the 100-yard breaststroke in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:01.12, edging Olympic gold medalist Agnes Kovacs (Hungary) of Arizona State, who finished in 1:01.31. Silver won the 200 freestyle title in an NCAA automatic time of 1:46.71. Babicz's time puts her second on Cal's all-time list, while Silver now sits at fifth on Cal's all-time list.

'We really did great,' said Cal assistant Whitney Hite. 'Emily Silver's win in the 200 free came against a talented field, and Lauren Medina getting third, that was awesome. I'm really proud of both girls.

'Annie Babicz's win in the 100 breast was great,' Hite continued. 'It seems like every time she swims she keeps getting better and better.'

The Bears are third in the team competition with 748 points followed by UCLA with 660. Stanford leads the race with 1,060 points, and Arizona is in second with 825.

Senior Lauren Medina finished third in the 200 free in 1:46.83 (NCAA `A') followed by sixth-place swimmer junior Ashley Chandler (1:47.51, NCAA `A'). In the 100 fly, freshman Leann Toomey took seventh (54.57, NCAA `B') and Babicz came in ninth (54.74, NCAA `B').

In the 100 breast, freshman Genevieve Patterson placed eighth (1:03.45, NCAA `B'). Junior Helen Silver placed sixth in the 100 back (54.83, NCAA `B'), trailed by eighth-place finisher sophomore Sherry Tsai (55.56, NCAA `B').

Cal's 400 medley relay of Helen Silver, Babicz, Toomey and Emily Silver took third in an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 3:39.91.

Other Cal swimmers who competed Friday were: in the 400 IM, freshman Emily Verdin (11th, 4:20.37, NCAA `B'), senior Amy Ng (14th 4:23.90), junior Kate Tiedeman (15th, 4:24.79) and freshman Jessica Cotton (19th, 4:25.43); in the 100 fly, sophomore Erin Reilly (11th, 55.44), freshman Rachel Ridgeway (12th, 55.68), senior Emma Palsson (23rd, 56.79) and senior Keiko Amano (24th, 58.25); in the 100 breast, senior Erin Calder (15th, 1:04.08) and senior Marcelle Miller (19th, 1:04.56); in the 100 back, sophomore Lauren Andrews (14th, 56.04, NCAA `B') and senior Lisa Morelli (21st, 57.95).

Saturday features preliminaries and finals of the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and platform diving. The finals of the 400 freestyle relay will close out the meet.

DAY 3
Combined Team Scores - Through Event 14

1. Stanford University 1060
2. University of Arizona 825
3. UC Berkeley 748
4. UCLA 660
5. Arizona State University 616.5
6. USC 595
7. Oregon State University 358.5
8. University of Washington 293
9. Washington State University 227

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

Event 8 Women 400 Yard IM
=================================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 4:15.93
NCAA B Qual: B 4:23.60
PAC10 Meet: M 4:05.74 2004 Kaitlin Sandeno, CAL
PAC 10 Rec: R 4:02.28 1992 Summer Sanders, Stanford
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=======================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Bruce, Caroline FR Stan 4:14.85 4:10.31A 32
27.65 31.49 32.13 32.17
33.82 35.25 30.00 27.80

2 Caverly, Kriste JR Stan 4:17.13 4:10.83A 28
26.82 31.16 32.05 31.80
35.28 35.55 29.63 28.54

3 Mason, Emily SR Ariz 4:16.23 4:12.10A 27
26.80 30.24 32.27 31.34
36.70 36.87 29.28 28.60

4 Davis, Laura JR Stan 4:19.12 4:16.25B 26
27.48 30.91 33.42 32.31
36.62 36.88 29.88 28.75

5 Scarborough, Ki SR UCLA 4:17.35 4:17.11B 25
28.17 32.19 32.29 31.94
36.92 37.15 29.53 28.92

6 Embertson, Mari SR OSU 4:15.39 4:18.09B 24
27.31 31.42 33.17 33.03
35.85 37.21 30.67 29.43

7 Fuccillo, Jeana SO UCLA 4:19.91 4:18.45B 23
28.07 32.18 33.11 32.22
36.46 36.64 30.28 29.49

8 Yamamoto, Chiem FR UCLA 4:17.17 4:19.59B 22
28.33 31.62 34.49 33.88
35.22 36.07 30.52 29.46

Event 9 Women 100 Yard Fly
=======================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 53.75
NCAA B Qual: B 55.36
PAC10 Meet: M 51.10 2003 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
PAC 10 Rec: R 50.01 2002 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=======================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Andrew, Caitlin FR ASU 53.21 52.64A 32
25.52 27.12

2 Kirk, Dana JR Stan 53.59 52.90A 28
24.95 27.95

3 Vandenberg, Kim JR UCLA 53.66 53.30A 27
25.48 27.82

4 Goetsch, Emily FR USC 54.56 54.20B 26
25.71 28.49

5 Kozak, Marisa SR USC 54.43 54.24B 25
25.53 28.71

6 Myers, Whitney SO Ariz 54.11 54.32B 24
25.69 28.63

7 Toomey, Leann FR Cal 54.37 54.57B 23
25.20 29.37

8 Pursley, Lisa JR Ariz 55.25 55.34B 22
25.89 29.45

Event 10 Women 200 Yard Free
=======================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 1:47.61
NCAA B Qual: B 1:50.83
PAC10 Meet: M 1:43.30 2002 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
PAC 10 Rec: R 1:42.65 2002 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
==================================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Silver, Emily FR Cal 1:47.68 1:46.71A 32
25.51 27.14 27.15 26.91

2 Hayes, Jessica SR Ariz 1:47.10 1:46.77A 28
25.14 26.92 27.12 27.59

3 Medina, Lauren SR Cal 1:47.17 1:46.83A 27
25.19 26.76 27.41 27.47

4 Boutwell, Lacey SR Stan 1:47.43 1:47.25A 26
25.51 27.39 27.28 27.07

5 Durot, Elizabet FR Stan 1:48.86 1:47.49A 25
25.90 27.17 27.38 27.04

6 Chandler, Ashle JR Cal 1:47.41 1:47.51A 24
25.42 26.94 27.36 27.79

7 Szigeti, Floren SR ASU 1:47.79 1:47.60A 23
25.49 27.41 27.38 27.32

8 Cashion, Courtn FR Ariz 1:49.23 1:48.03B 22
25.39 27.49 27.47 27.68

Event 11 Women 100 Yard Breast
=======================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 1:02.00
NCAA B Qual: B 1:03.86
PAC10 Meet: M 58.41 2003 Tara Kirk, Stanford
PAC 10 Rec: R 58.41 2003 Tara Kirk, Stanford
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=======================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Babicz, Annie SO Cal 1:01.58 1:01.12A 32
29.17 31.95

2 Kovacs, Agnes SR ASU 1:00.96 1:01.31A 28
29.16 32.15

3 Schmidt, Heidi JR ASU 1:02.74 1:02.10B 27
29.32 32.78

4 Sieper, Erin JR Ariz 1:02.70 1:02.29B 26
29.43 32.86

5 Teo, Nicolette FR UCLA 1:02.69 1:02.58B 25
29.58 33.00

6 Castaneda, Feli FR OSU 1:03.19 1:03.05B 24
29.93 33.12

7 Liu, Erica FR Stanford 1:03.17 1:03.16B 23
29.95 33.21

8 Patterson, Gene FR Cal 1:02.54 1:03.45B 22
29.64 33.81

Event 12 Women 100 Yard Back
=======================================================
NCAA A Qual: A 54.47
NCAA B Qual: B 56.10
PAC10 Meet: M 50.71 2003 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
PAC 10 Rec: R 49.97 2002 Natalie Coughlin, CAL
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points

=== A - Final ===
1 Arnold, Katie FR UCLA 53.81 53.22A 30
26.09 27.13

1 Smith, Marshi JR Ariz 53.42 53.22A 30
25.88 27.34

3 Andrew, Caitlin FR ASU 54.81 54.10A 27
26.68 27.42

4 Gresdal, Jenna JR Ariz 54.73 54.34A 26
26.04 28.30

5 Fargus, Jo SR USC 55.01 54.44A 25
26.46 27.98

6 Silver, Helen JR Cal 54.93 54.83B 24
26.55 28.28

7 Johnson, Desire SR Wash 55.41 55.21B 23
26.83 28.38

8 Tsai, Sherry SO Cal 55.21 55.56B 22
26.90 28.66

Event 13 Women 3 mtr Diving
================================================================
PAC10 Meet: M 606.20 2003 Blythe Hartley, USC PAC 10 Rec: R 606.20 2003 Blythe Hartley, USC Name Year School Prelims Finals Points

=======================================================
=== Finals ===

1 Hartley, Blythe JR USC 486.30 543.20 32
2 Krug, Cassidy SO Stan 502.00 536.65 28
3 Tumlinson, Tris SR ASU 437.40 473.30 27
4 Rosenthal, Ashl SR Stan 460.85 469.30 26
5 Bowling, Sara JR Stan 437.30 467.15 25
6 Bemme, Daniela SR Ariz 437.95 460.00 24
7 Febvay, Claire SR Ariz 434.60 449.40 23
8 Renfrow, Britta FR UCLA 434.85 436.35 22

Event 14 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
NCAA A Qual: A 3:38.32
NCAA B Qual: B 3:44.86
PAC10 Meet: M 3:35.40 2001 Stanford (Ripple Kirk, Hyman, Thies)
PAC 10 Rec: R 3:31.74 2002 Stanford (Wagner, Kirk, Ripple, Boutwell)
School Seed Finals Points
=======================================================
=== Timed Finals ===

1 Stanford 'A' 3:41.05 3:35.87A 64
1) Bishop, Brooke FR 2) Bruce, Caroline FR
3) Kirk, Dana JR 4) Boutwell, Lacey SR 26.65 54.90 27.60 59.10
24.75 52.84 23.45 49.03

2 Arizona 'A' 3:38.68 3:38.30A 56
1) Smith, Marshi JR 2) Sieper, Erin JR
3) Myers, Whitney SO 4) Gresdal, Jenna JR 25.74 53.15 28.75 1:02.13
24.90 53.76 23.62 49.26

3 California 'A' 3:41.99 3:39.91B 54
1) Silver, Helen JR 2) Babicz, Annie SO
3) Toomey, Leann FR 4) Silver, Emily FR
26.96 55.20 28.52 1:01.15
24.81 54.47 23.34 49.09

4 ASU 'A' 3:42.96 3:40.01B 52
1) Baldinger, Erin JR 2) Kovacs, Agnes SR
3) Andrew, Caitlin FR 4) Szigeti, Florencia SR
27.36 56.75 28.43 1:01.70
24.07 52.51 23.37 49.05

5 USC 'A' 3:42.25 3:42.60B 50
1) Kozak, Marisa SR 2) Sieper, Kristina SO
3) Goetsch, Emily FR 4) Fargus, Jo SR
27.14 55.74 29.20 1:02.86
25.47 54.35 23.85 49.65

6 OSU 'A' 3:46.11 3:44.80B 48
1) Pacebutaite, Ausra JR 2) Castaneda, Felicia FR
3) Wirth, Erika SO 4) Huston, Kristin SR
26.95 56.10 29.45 1:03.17
25.70 55.71 23.55 49.82

7 Washington 'A' 3:47.63 3:45.16 46
1) Johnson, Desiree SR 2) Shortt, Caitlyn FR
3) Epperson, Brittany SO 4) Olson, Sharon JR
27.06 55.33 29.54 1:03.34
25.86 56.27 24.13 50.22

8 WSU 'A' 3:51.83 3:50.95 44
1) McCleave, Erin SO 2) Povilonyte, Monika SO
3) Mooney, Bryn FR 4) Van Home, Katie SO
28.40 57.33 29.70 1:03.95
26.15 57.59 24.75 52.08

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