Current and Former Bears at Santa Clara International Meet

May 24, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Former Cal swimmer Natalie Coughlin headlined the women's events at the 37th annual Santa Clara International Meet last weekend. Coughlin broke her meet record in the 100-meter freestyle at 54.77.

'That's by far my fastest in-season time ever,' Coughlin told the San Francisco Chronicle. 'I'm very, very happy with that race.'

In addition, she swept the 100-meter backstroke (1:00.55) and 200- meter backstroke (2:12.29). Several other current and former Golden Bears competed as well.

Alum Haley Cope won the 50-meter freestyle (25.65) for the second year in a row. She finished second to Coughlin in the 100-meter backstroke (1:02.10). Alum Staciana Stitts came in second in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:08.52).

Current All-American Bears were place-finishers, too. Senior Amy Ng finished eighth in the 400-meter IM (4:57.90) and 22nd in the 200 meter backstroke (2:25.07). Sophomore Erin Reilly finished eighth in the 400-meter freestyle (4:19.71), 10th in the 1500-meter freestyle (17:31.25) and 21st in the 200-meter freestyle (2:04.36). Junior Ashley Chandler finished ninth in the 400-meter freestyle (4:21.29), behind Reilly. She also took 25th (9:10.56) in the 800-meter freestyle. Junior Helen Silver finished 11th in the 200-meter backstroke (2:18.53). Senior Lauren Medina finished 19th in the 200-freestyle. Sophomore Annie Babicz finished 22nd in the 100-meter butterfly (1:03.53).

Santa Clara 37th International Swim Meet5/20/2004-5/23/2004Santa Clara, California, USA________________________________________

Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle10 Reilly, Erin P 19 CAL-PC 16:50.93 17:31.25

Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle 1 Coughlin, Natalie A 21 CAL-PC 55.66 54.77^B - Final 10 Cope, Haley G 25 UN-PC 57.71 56.68

Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke 2 Stitts, Staciana C 22 NOVA-CA 2:32.29 2:29.79

Women 400 LC Meter Freestyle 8 Reilly, Erin P 19 CAL-PC 4:19.05 4:19.71 9 Chandler, Ashley N 20 CAL-PC 4:17.76 4:21.29

Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly C- Final 22 Babicz, Annie M 18 CAL-PC 1:03.49 1:03.53

Women 400 LC Meter IM 8 Ng, Amy 20 CAL-PC 4:58.59 4:57.90

Women 100 LC Meter Breaststroke 2 Stitts, Staciana C 22 NOVA-CA 1:09.36 1:08.62^

Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle C Final: 19 Medina, Lauren E 21 CAL-PC 2:05.51 2:03.60 21 Reilly, Erin P 19 CAL-PC 2:05.35 2:04.38

Women 100 LC Meter Backstroke 1 Coughlin, Natalie A 21 CAL-PC 1:03.07 1:00.66 2 Cope, Haley G 25 UN-SN 1:03.30 1:02.10

Women 50 LC Meter Freestyle 1 Cope, Haley G 25 UN-SN 26.02 25.65

Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke 1 Coughlin, Natalie A 21 CAL-PC 2:14.83 2:12.29 B Final:11 Silver, Helen E 20 CAL-PC 2:22.41 2:18.63 C - Final 19 Cope, Haley G 25 UN-SN 2:23.03 2:18.51 22 Ng, Amy 20 CAL-PC 2:26.20 2:25.07

Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle 25 Chandler, Ashley N 20 CAL-PC 8:48.20 9:10.56

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