Stanford Makes Run At Pac-10 Title Before Finishing Second

March 1, 2008

Long Beach, Calif./Federal Way, Wash. - No. 2 Stanford cut over half the deficit the Cardinal started the final day of competition with but still finished second to Arizona at the conclusion of action at the Pac-10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. Arizona's 1501 points were enough to hold off Stanford, who finished with 1472 and was followed by California (1262), UCLA (938), USC (779), Arizona State (727.5), Washington (623), Oregon State (377) and Washington State (337.5) in the final standings.

Elaine Breeden highlighted Stanford's performances when she broke her own school record to win the 200 fly in an NCAA `A' time of 1:52.27 that is also the nation's top time in the event this season. Breeden blew by second place Dana Vollmer in the race over the final 50 yards by evaporating Vollmer's lead of 0.96 seconds heading into the last 50 yards to win by one-tenth of a second.

Stanford's divers will compete at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships in Oklahoma City, OK, from Thursday-Saturday, March 13-15. Qualifying divers will join Stanford's swimmers at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, OH, the following Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22.

A full recap will follow.

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