No. 3 Cal Swims at Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 21, 2006

Date: Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 22-25
Place: Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, Long Beach, Calif.
Time: All Day

BEARS GEAR UP FOR CONFERENCE MEET
The No. 3 Cal women's swimming team enters the Pac-10 Championships after posting an 11-0 dual meet record. The meet runs Feb. 22-25 (Wed.-Sat.) and will be held at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Prelims begin at 11 a.m. and finals will start at 6 p.m. each evening.
The 2005-06 Golden Bears went undefeated (7-0) against Pac-10 competition and will be swimming against some of the nation's top teams this week in Long Beach, Calif. The Bears lead the nation in five events - the 500-yard freestyle, 100 breast, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 800 free relay - and rank in the Top 5 in 10 events overall.

CAL'S PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
The Bears finished third at the conference championships last season behind first-place Stanford and second-place Arizona. Cal has never won a conference championship and has finished second four times since the first Pac-10 championship in 1987.

MEET INFORMATION
Tickets for the 2006 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Swimming Championships are at the Championship site. All-session passes are available, $25 for adults and $15 for a student/senior. Single-day tickets are $10 for adults or $6 for a student/senior. Admission is free on Wed., Feb. 22.

LOOKING FOR RESULTS?
The UCLA Results will be posted on the Pac-10 web site (www.pac-10.org) on the swimming page, as well as on UCLA's web site: http://uclabruins.collegesports.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/06-pac-10-liv.... Complete recaps and results will also be available at www.CalBears.com.

IMPRESSIVE POOL OF PAC-10 SWIMMERS
The 2006 Pac-10 Championships feature five of the nation's top 25 teams, according to the latest CSCAA-poll: No. 3 Cal, No. 4 UCLA, No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Arizona and No. 10 USC. Seven individuals who won Pac-10 titles in 2005 return this season. The swimmers include Arizona State's Caitlin Andrew (100-yard butterfly), Cal's Annie Babicz (100-Yard breast), Cal's Emily Silver (200-yard free), Stanford's Caroline Bruce (200-yard breast, 200-yard IM, and 400-yard IM), Stanford's Dana Kirk (200 fly), UCLA's Katie Arnold (100 back) and USC's Kalyn Keller (1,650 free). Two swimmers competing this weekend were also national champions last year: Arizona's Marshi Smith (100 back) and Bruce (100 breast, 200 breast).

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