Women Swimmers Impressive At Texas Invitational; Speedo Cup

Dec. 1, 2000

LOS ANGELES -- The top-ranked UCLA swimming and diving team recorded several top ten finishes in the first day of competition at the Texas Invitational and Speedo Cup. The Texas Invite is being at the University of Texas in Austin, TX while the Speedo Cup is being held in Long Beach, CA.

In Texas, senior Beth Goodwin led UCLA after finishing second in the 100 Fly prelims with a time of 53.47. Goodwin's time was just .48 seconds shy of 200 Fly Olympic Gold medalist, Misty Hyman of Stanford, who won the event with a time of 52.99. Hyman's time broke the meet record that was previously set in 1993 by Stanford's Jenny Thompson. Goodwin also finished 10th in the 50 Free with a time of 23.42.

Freshman Sara Platzer continued to swim well as she finished fourth in the 50 free prelims with a time of 23.15. Erica Shugart was equally impressive after recording a time of 23.26 to finish eighth. Katie Younglove swam a time of 54.54 in the 100 Fly prelim to claimed sixth place, while Julia Voitovitsch finished 11th with a time of 55.06. Brighid Dwyer touched the wall in the 16th position with a time of 55.88. Erin Zehntner was impressive as well after recording her fastest time of the year in the 500 Free prelim with a time of 4:52.75 to finished 12th.

At the Speedo Cup, Lindsay Wolf and Stacy Kearney finished eighth in the 500 Free and 200 IM final, respectively. Wolf clocked a time of 5:03.63 while Kearney finished with a time of 2:07.21. The team of Katie Winkelhaus, Leslie Hovsepian, Kristen Lewis and Stacy Kearney finished seventh in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:54.93. Other notable performances included: Katie Winkelhaus (10th, 2:06.86) and Chelsea Murray (11th, 2:06.86) in the 200 IM.

Competition in both meets continue though the weekend.

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