Women' Swimming Opens Pac-10 Season

Oct. 22, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State women's swim team is back on the road this weekend as it opens up its Pac-10 Conference against USC and UCLA.

The Beavers take on USC Friday in Los Angeles in their first dual meet of the season starting at 12pm. They then travel to Santa Barbara, Calif. where they with take on both UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, again starting at 12pm.

'This weekend is a huge test for our very young team,' Oregon State head coach Larry Liebowitz said. 'Both USC and UCLA are top ranked. They've been working very hard in the pool and I think they are going to surprise themselves this weekend.'

Oregon State is coming off a second place finish at the University of the Pacific Invitational last weekend. Anna Crandall, a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, won the 200 free (1:51.22) and the 50 Free (24.15) while Jenni Dole, a sophomore from Spokane, Wash., won the 100 backstroke (56.94) and the 200 backstroke (2:02.47).

The Beavers also took home victories in the 200 medley relay (1:45.90) which was swam by Dole, Rachel O'Brien, Brittney Iverson, and Crandall. Dole, Arianna Gorenc, Iverson, and Crandall won the 400 free relay (3:30.05) as well.

Following the weekend trip through southern California, the Beavers will be home for their annual Alumni Relays set for 9am Oct. 31.

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