Records Broken During First Day at Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 25, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Jenni Dole, Signe Larson, Saori Haruguchi and Anna Crandall of the Oregon State women's swim team began the first day of competition at the Pacific-10 Championships by setting a school record in the 200 medley relay. The Beavers finished the event in sixth with a time of 1:41.23.

'We had a great start and we had great splits today,' head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'We broke three records in two events. I couldn't have asked for more.'

The group of Anna Heller, Corrinne Burrow, Kayla Rawlings and Keri Holmstrom finished the event with a time of 1:44.77, while Nicole Pressprich, Agata Szewczuk, Rachel Polack and Lisa Chewning finished with a time of 1:48.05.

Crandall, Haruguchi, Iverson and Rawlings set another school record during the 800 freestyle relay. They finished the event in sixth with a time of 7:13.52, beating the previous record by more than three seconds.

Crandall also set a school record during her split of the 800 relay when she swam the first 200 yards in 1:47.06.

'I'm just really excited,' Crandall said, 'I am really proud of our relay teams. It's a good way to start the meet.'

Chewning, Heller, Kate Hagan and Rachael Wahl finished the event with a time of 7:29.45, while Sydney Boyce, Holmstrom, Ginny Omundson and Marissa Eng finished the event with a time of 7:52.33.

After the first day of swimming, the Beavers sit in fifth position with 96 points.

Oregon State takes the pool again tomorrow with the prelims beginning at 11 a.m. and the finals beginning at 6 p.m. at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

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