Women's Swimming Tops Pacific In Season Opener, 143-117

Oct. 12, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (1-0) opened the 2001-02 campaign with a 143-117 victory over Pacific (1-2) in a women's swimming dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center on Friday. Senior Shelly Ripple won three events (200 yard fly, 100 yard fly, 200 yard IM) for the Cardinal, while senior Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 100 yard free) and freshman Sara Jones (50 yard free, 100 yard free) won two each. Pacific had two-time individual winners in Heidi Schmidt (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast) and Sarah Marshall (100 yard back, 200 yard back). Robin Errecart (200 yard free) was Pacific's other individual winner. The Tigers also won both relay events (400 yard medley relay, 400 yard free relay) as the team's each won seven of the 14 events contested.

Ripple recorded the only NCAA 'A' Qualifying Standard of the meet with a 1:58.67 in the 200 yard butterfly.

A total of seven NCAA 'B' Qualifying Standards were set, four by Stanford and three by Pacific. Ripple set a pair of 'B' marks in the 100 yard fly (55.09) and 200 yard IM (2:03.05), while Foschi set a 'B' standard in the 500 yard free (4:53.69) and as a second-place finisher in the 200 yard free (1:49.91). For Pacific, Errecart recorded a 'B' mark in the 200 yard free (1:49.76) with Marshall picking one up in the 100 yard back (56.48) and Schmidt in the 100 yard breast (1:03.09).

There was no diving competition in the meet.

Stanford will next host its Alumni in an exhibition on Saturday, October 13 (10:00 a.m.). The Cardinal will return to regular season action with a home dual meet versus national perennial power Georgia on Wednesday, October 24 (2:00 p.m.).

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