Cal Stands in Fourth Place After Day 1 of Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 24, 2010

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Fifth-ranked California posted its fastest times of the season in the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay and stands in fourth place after the first day of the Pac-10 women's Swimming Championships on Wednesday at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. The defending conference and NCAA champions, the Golden Bears have 108 points and trails third-place Stanford (112 points) as well as co-first place teams Arizona and USC (116 each).

Cal's foursome of junior Sara Isakovic, junior Erica Dagg, sophomore Liv Jensen and junior Hannah Wilson posted an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 7:01.16 in the 800-yard freestyle relay. It was the second race of the night for Jensen. The Cal quartet of sophomore Colleen Fotsch, freshman Caitlin Leverenz, junior Amanda Sims and Jensen swam an NCAA consideration time of 1:38.08 to finish third in the 200-yard medley relay.

Isakovic also clocked Cal's fastest 200 free of the season when she led off the Bears' 800-free relay with an NCAA consideration time of 1:44.51.

Arizona swam the nation's fastest 200-medley relay - an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 1:37.00 - to win the first event of the meet. Stanford was the runner-up with an NCAA consideration or B time of 1:37.86.

USC snapped Cal's six-year win streak in the 800-free relay at the conference meet, taking the race with an NCAA automatic qualifying-6:59.48, which is also the second fastest time in the nation. Stanford was second in the 800-free relay with an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 7:00.45.

The conference meet will continue on Thursday with the 500 freestyle, 200-individual medley, 50 freestyle and 200-freestyle relay

Pac-10 Women's Swimming Championships
Feb. 24 in Long Beach, Calif.

Standings

Team	Points1. Arizona	1161. USC	1163. Stanford	1124. California	1085. Oregon State	965. UCLA	967. Washington State	908. Arizona State	50

Cal Results on Day 1

200-Yard Medley Relay
3. Cal A (Colleen Fotsch, Caitlin Leverenz, Amanda Sims, Liv Jensen) 1:38.28*.

800-Yard Freestyle Relay
3. Cal (Sara Isakovic, Erica Dagg, Liv Jensen, Hannah Wilson) 7:01.16^.

^NCAA automatic qualifying time
*NCAA B qualifying time

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