Oldest School Record Broken at Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 26, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Anna Crandall broke the Oregon State women's swim team oldest school record during the second day of competition at the Pacific-10 Championships when she finished the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.10, beating the previous record by one-tenth of a second set back in 1994 by Amy van Loben Sels.

'I am just trying to go out there and have fun swimming,' Crandall said. 'It is really cool to go out and be four for four. Everyone is swimming well.'

This was the fourth record Crandall has broken during the Pac-10 Championships. Yesterday she set a school record in the 200 freestyle, and was part of the 800 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay teams that set a new school record.

Brittney Iverson set a personal record in the 200 individual medley when she finished the event in 2:01.29, moving her into third on the Oregon State all-times list. Anna Heller moved up on the Oregon State all-times list, into seventh, in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.31, along with Rachael Wahl who made it on to the list in 10th with a time of 2:05.07.

'This has been one of the best days ever for Beaver swimming,' head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'The three who swam in the finals did great, and we were really successful in the relay. We have never had so many swimmers finish the 50 within the 23 second mark.'

Kate Hagan set a personal record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:52.00, which put her in third on the Oregon State all-times list. Jenni Dole also earned a spot on the Oregon State all-times list when she finished the 50 freestyle in 23.53, putting her fourth on the list.

The Beavers ended the evening by finishing in ninth place in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:33.87, setting a new season record. The group consisted of Keri Holmstrom, Iverson, Dole and Agata Szewczuk. Rachel Polack, Corrinne Burrow, Signe Larson and Sydney Boyce finished the event with a time of 1:37.71.

On the day, 15 swimmers set a new personal record including; Karri-Ann Benthin (500 freestyle), Boyce (50 freestyle), Burrow (50 freestyle), Marissa Eng (50 freestyle), Holmstrom (50 freestyle), Larson (50 freestyle), Polack (50 freestyle), Nicole Pressprich (200 individual medley), Kayla Rawlings (50 freestyle) and Szewczuk (50 freestyle).

After two days of competition, Oregon State is in eighth with 143 points, trailing Arizona State by only three points.

Oregon State continues the Pac-10 Championships tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the preliminaries and at 6 p.m. for the finals. Competition takes place at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

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