Former Cal Swimmer Haley Cope Wins 100 Backstroke at World Short Course Championships

April 4, 2002

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Former Cal swimmer, Haley Cope, the 2000 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, won the 100-meter backstroke Thursday, Apr. 4 at the Short Course World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Cope, who competed for the Bears from 1998-01, won the 100-meter back in a time of 59.01. This past summer, she was the world champion in the 50-meter back (28.51) at the Long Course World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

Current Cal junior Staciana Stitts qualified for the semifinals of the 50-meter breaststroke at the Short Course World Championships, which go through Apr. 7.

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