Cal Defeats Arizona, 152-148

Jan. 23, 2004

Berkeley, Calif. - The No. 8 California women's swimming team remains undefeated following a 152-148 victory over No. 6 Arizona at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley Friday afternoon. With the win, the Golden Bears are now a perfect 5-0 in dual meets this season.

Two undefeated teams met today and both almost left the pool undefeated. With one race left in the meet, the 400-freestyle relay, Cal had 139 points to Arizona's 144. With a second- and third-place finish in the relay, Arizona would have tied with Cal at 150 points each in the meet. However, Cal pulled it out with a first-place finish by its A team (seniors Natalie Coughlin, Danielle Becks, and Micha Burden, and junior Lauren Medina) at 3:44.42 and a third-place finish by its B team (sophomore Ashley Chandler, freshman Erin Reilly, junior Emma Palsson, and junior Keiko Amano).

In her final home meet as a Golden Bear, Coughlin posted three wins, as she touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (25.72), 100 freestyle (55.52) and 100 butterfly (1:00.05).

Other individual winners for the Bears included Reilly in the 800 free (8:32.70), Medina in the 200 free (1:59.89), sophomore Helen Silver in the 100 backstroke (1:09.04), and Chandler in the 400 free (4:11.48).

Notably, Becks finished second to Coughlin in the 50 free (26.25) and the 100 free (56.72). Silver finished second in the 200 back (2:11.21) and senior Natalie Griffith finished second in the 200 IM.

Arizona's Mary Yarrison swept the one- and three-meter diving events scoring a 276.825 on the one meter and a 308.475 on the three meter. Arizona took first and second in both events, but Cal's freshman Lila Korpell did come in third in the one meter (241.800).

Cal hosts No. 16 Arizona State tomorrow before going on the road for the remainder of the season.

Cal Women's Swimming vs. Arizona 1/23/04Spieker Aquatics Complex, Berkeley, CA

California 152, Arizona 148

400 Medley Relay1. UA A (4:07.35, Gresdal, Wagner, Myers, Hayes)2. Cal A (4:11.81, Silver, Babicz, Griffith, Becks)3. UA B (4:16.89, Hackett, Sieper, Pursley, Elofson)

800 Free1. Erin Reilly Cal 8:32.702. Mason UA 8:33.453. Chandler Cal 8:35.134. Tiedman Cal 8:49.635. McIntosh UA 9:26.00

200 Free

1. Lauren Medina Cal 1:59.892. Hayes UA 2:00.343. Burden Cal 2:01.704. Chandler Cal 2:02.475. Johnson UA 2:04.63 

100 Back1. Helen Silver Cal 1:01.312. Gresdall UA 1:02.283. Smith UA 1:02.304. Stauditz Cal 1:04.345. Morelli Cal 1:04.60

100 Breast1. Jessica Wagner UA 1:09.042. Willis UA 1:10.863. Sieper UA 1:10.904. Babicz Cal 1:11.755. Calder Cal 1:12.40

200 Fly1. Emily Mason UA 2:12.762. Myers UA 2:13.273. Reilly Cal 2:14.024. Morelli Cal 2:17.765. Pursley UA 2:19.01

50 Free1. Natalie Coughlin Cal 25.722. Becks Cal 26.253. Palsson Cal 26.554. Smith UA 26.615. Amano Cal 26.64

One Meter Diving1. Mary Yarrison UA 276.8252. Hess UA 246.6753. Korpell Cal 241.800

100 Free1. Natalie Coughlin Cal 55.522. Becks Cal 56.723. Amano Cal 57.264. Johnson UA 57.575. Bingaman Cal 57.77

200 Back1. Jessica Hayes UA 2:08.572. Silver Cal 2:11.213. Gresdal UA 2:16.474. Ng Cal 2:17.135. Flanagan UA 2:17.88

200 Breast1. Jessica Wagner UA 2:30.032. Sieper UA 2:32.063. Willis UA 2:35.174. Griffith Cal 2:35.545. Calder Cal 2:35.67

400 Free1. Ashley Chandler Cal 4:11.482. Mason UA 4:13.263. Reilly Cal 4:15.894. Medina Cal 4:18.745. Tiedeman Cal 4:20.57

100 Fly1. Natalie Coughlin Cal 1:00.052. Myers UA 1:02.183. Babicz Cal 1:02.314. Palsson Cal 1:02.865. Pursley UA 1:03.36

Three Meter Diving1. Mary Yarrison UA 308.4752. Bemme UA 267.3753. Hess UA 261.45

200 IM1. Whitney Myers UA 2:15.762. Griffith Cal 2:15.873. Ng Cal 2:18.364. Silver Cal 2:19.055. Strose UA 2:19.37

400 Free Relay1. Cal A (3:44.42 Coughlin, Becks, Burden, Medina)2. UA A (3:48.06 Hayes, Smith, Mason, Pursley)3. Cal B (3:48.99 Chandler, Reilly, Palsson, Amano)
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