No. 5 Cal Women's Swimming is in Fifth After First Day of Texas Invite

Dec. 1, 2000

AUSTIN, TX - The University of California women's swim team is in fifth place (154 points) after the first day of the three-day Texas Invitational. Cal trails No. 4 ranked Stanford (177), No. 1 ranked UCLA (173.5), No. 3 ranked Arizona (170.5) and No. 10 ranked Texas (163).

The Bears have been led by freshman Natalie Coughlin, who placed first in both the 100 fly (52.40) and the 200 IM (1:58.35). Coughlin's time of 52.40 in the 100 fly equaled the Cal school record set by Marylyn Chiang in 1999.

Other highlights for Cal included senior Haley Cope placing second in the 50 free (22.88) and the Bears 200 free relay (sophomore Michelle Harper, Cope, junior Adrienne Mattos, Coughlin) placing second with a time of 1:33.09. Cal also had a fourth place finish in the 400 medley relay (3:44.46 Cope, senior Rita Mariani, Coughlin, Harper).

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