Keller, Fargus Win Pac-10 Titles On Final Day Of Championships
Feb. 26, 2005
Sophomore Kalyn Keller and senior Joanna Fargus each won Pac-10 titles to highlight USC's efforts on the final night of the 2005 Women's Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center on Saturday (Feb. 26) in Federal Way, Wash.
Keller defended her title in the 1650y free with a winning and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 16:12.80, edging Stanford sophomore Laure Costella, who touched in 16:15.05. The race was tight throughout, but Keller pulled away in the final 100 yards and extended her lead for the win. USC freshmen Brittany Allen (16:37.77) and Whitney Hentzen (16:38.55) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the timed final.
One event later, Fargus out-raced Arizona senior Jessica Hayes to win the 200y back in 1:55.87, an NCAA automatic. Hayes, who finished in 1:56.01, led after 150 yards, but Fargus overtook her in the final 50 for the win. Fargus's win was USC's first in the 200y back since Lindsay Benko in 1999.
The titles by Keller and Fargus gave USC four for the championships, marking the fourth year in a row the Women of Troy has won at least that many.
Juniors Jashia Luna and Blythe Hartley finished second and third, respectively, in platform diving. Luna scored 435.50 while Hartley had 429.60. ASU's Tris Tuminson won with 443.50. Trojan junior Lindsay Draper was seventh (365.50).
Senior Marisa Kozak (1:59.22) and freshman Emily Goetsch (1:59.32) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 200y fly, both posting season best times. The duo also reached the finals in the 100y fly earlier in the meet.
USC finished fifth with 954.5 points. Stanford won the team title with 1499 and was followed by Arizona (1237), Cal (1088.5), UCLA (986) and USC.
Complete results and final standings can be found HERE, on the home site of the meet's host school, Oregon State.