Wilson Wins 100 Free as Cal Finishes 2nd at Pac-10 Championships
Feb. 27, 2010
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Hannah Wilson won the 100-yard freestyle and California withstood strong challenges from Arizona and USC to finish in second place at the Pac-10 Women's Swimming Championships on Saturday night at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. The results included Saturday's Pac-10 Women's Diving Championship performances at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Complex in Federal Way, Wash. At the conclusion of the four-day meet, the Golden Bears collected 1341 points to trail only conference champion Stanford, which had 1489 points. USC claimed third place (1298.5 points) and Arizona was fourth (1223.5).
Wilson, a junior, was one of three Bears to post NCAA consideration times in the 100-freestyle championship final, swimming 48.02 to win. Sophomore Liv Jensen took third in a time of 48.42 and junior Erica Dagg was eighth in 49.36. Wilson, the 2008 Hong Kong Olympian, won Cal's sixth 100-free title - and second straight - at Pac-10s. The other Bears to win the 100 free were Dana Vollmer (2009), Emily Silver (2007), Natalie Coughlin (2003-04) and Haley Cope (2001).
A full recap will follow.