Cal Defeats Oregon State, 147.5-111.5

Nov. 5, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - California recorded its fourth consecutive win of the 2004-05 season today, defeating Oregon State 147.5-111.5, to remain undefeated. The victory extends Cal's dual meet win streak to 13.

The Golden Bears started the day with a second-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Junior Helen Silver, freshman Genevieve Patterson, sophomore Erin Reilly, and freshman Emily Silver finish in 3:48.16. The Beavers' 'B' team won the event with a 3:38.96 mark. From that point forward, the Golden Bears dominated the individual events, starting with junior Kate Tiedeman winning the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:06.74. Junior Ashley Chandler (10:25.75), freshman Jessica Cotton (10:27.49) finished third and fourth, respectively, to earn points for the Bears.

Senior Lauren Medina showed again that she is a premier middle-distance freestyler with wins in both 200-yard freestyle, 1:49.18, and the 500-yard freestyle, 4:54.65. Cal swept the 200-yard free as Emily Silver finished second (1:51.90) and Reilly finished third (1:51.96). Reilly also finished third in the 500-yard free, 4:55.48

Patterson, a true freshman, swept the breaststroke events winning the 100-yard with a 1:02.71 mark and the 200-yard race with a 2:18.86 time. Sophomore Annie Babicz finished runner-up in the breaststroke, 1:03.00. Senior Marcelle Miller finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke, 2:20.86.

Sophomore transfer Sherry Tsai was a double-event winner, as well, winning both the 200-yard backstroke, 2:02.40, and the 50-yard freestyle, 24.02. Fellow sophomore transfer Lauren Andrews came in third at 24.14, in a close 50-yard freestyle race. Andrews also finished runner-up in the women's 100-yard freestyle. Emily Silver won that event with a 51.31 time. Keiko Amano helped the Bears sweep the 100-yard free with her third-place finish, 52.44.

Helen Silver won the 100-yard backstroke, 56.93, and finished second, 2:02.71, in the 200-yard backstroke to teammate Tsai. Freshman Emily Verdin followed in second in the 100-yard backstroke at 57.10.

In the 200 yard butterfly, one of the few events the Bears did not win, freshman Rachel Ridgeway earned a second-place spot with a 2:03.00 time. Golden Bears did not score in the 12th through 14th events of the day because they had already won the meet.