Women's Swimming, Diving Falls To Cal

Feb. 1, 2002

Despite sweeping the top three spots in both diving events, the No. 10 USC women's swimming and diving team (4-3) fell to No. 6 California, 165-135, at the USC McDonald's Swim Stadium on Friday (Feb. 1).

USC freshman Blythe Hartley won both the 1-meter (326.10) and 3-meter (332.10) springboard events while senior Kellie Brennan was second in the 3-meter and third in the 1-meter and sophomore Nicci Fusaro was second in the 1-meter and third in the 3-meter.

Cal, however, won 11 of the 16 events. Natalie Coughlin took firsts in the 100y fly (54.17), 200y fly (1:54.55) and the 200y IM (1:57.64) and Danielle Becks won the 50y free (23.53), 100y free (50.69) and the 200y free (1:50.35).

For USC, junior Asa Sandlund won the 1,000y free (9:57.87), freshman Joanna Fargus won the 200y back (1:59.08) - both in season best times - and Troy's 200y freestyle relay team of Jennifer Parmenter, Jana Krohn, Joanna Fargus and Kirsten Rich was also victorious.

Trojan junior Michala Kwasny took three seconds in the 200y IM (2:20.43), 200y fly (2:00.81) and the 200y breast (2:18.96). Senior Kristin MacGregor also took second place in both the 100y free (51.75) and the 100y breast (1:02.76), both season's bests.

USC hosts top-ranked Stanford on Saturday (Feb. 2) at 1 p.m. at McDonald's Swim Stadium.

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