2009 Pac-10 Swimming & Diving Championship Update
Feb. 28, 2009
Federal Way, Wash. - Junior Erin Campbell jumped out to a huge lead and coasted to the wall in a UW-record time of 1:51.27 to qualify first in the 200 yard backstroke and lead the fifth-place Washington Huskies in a strong preliminary session on the fourth and final day of the Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
Campbell's automatic NCAA qualifying time was the highlight of the prelims and she will be joined in the A final by freshman teammate Hannah Ross who had the fourth-best time at 1:53.89, .48 seconds from an automatic qualifying time.
In all Washington will have six swimmers with a chance to score points in finals tonight.
Cal's Dana Vollmer continued the assault on the record books at this meet, breaking the Pac-10 meet record in the 100 yard freestyle by finishing in 47.39 seconds. Campbell swam an exhibition in the same event, posting an NCAA consideration time of 49.54.
In the diving portion UCLA's Tess Schofield qualified first in the women's platform competition, scoring a 260.05. View the results above.
The final day of competition wraps up tonight beginning with the 1650-yard freestyle at 4 p.m.