Day One Prelims in the Books - Two School Records Achieved

March 19, 2009

College Station, TX - Two California swimming records were achieved in the opening day preliminaries of the 2009 NCAA Women's Swimming Championships at at the Student Rec Center Natatorium hosted by Texas A&M.

Cal's foursome of Liv Jensen, Hannah Wilson, Madison Kennedy and Dana Vollmer clocked a first place finish and school record time of 1:27.05 in the 200 Free Relay.

Freshman Sara Isakovic reached Thursday night's final in the 500-yard freestyle with a school record and third place time of 4:36.79, breaking Natalie Coughlin's previous mark of 4:37.62 set in 2003.

Wilson, Kennedy and Jensen all reached the finals of the 50-yard freestyle, as Wilson swam a fifth place time and personal best 22.06.

In the 200 IM, junior Heather White clocked a personal-best 1:58.43, eclipsing her previous best of 2:00.46.

Cal's foursome of Lauren Rogers, Alexandra Ellis, Wilson and Vollmer qualified for the finals of the 400-yard medley relay with a third place time of 3:31.26.

A much more detailed recap will be available tonight after the completion of the finals. The finals begin at 5:00 p.m. and can be followed at

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