Swimming to Compete at US Short Course Nationals

Dec. 2, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's swimming team faces off with some of the best swimmers in the nation including members of the US Olympic team this week at the 2009 AT&T Short Course National Championships Nov. 3-5. The championships will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

The Beavers last hit the pool at the Toshiba Classic Nov. 19-21 in Long Beach, Calif. Junior Ashley Kerekanick set a personal best at the classic with a time of 51.97 in the 100y freestyle.

The meet will follow the traditional schedule of morning prelims and evening finals with the morning sessions starting each day at 9 a.m. Evening finals begin at 5 p.m. Five to seven events will be contested daily.

Footage from the meet will air nationally on NBC on Saturday, December 12 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET. All three days of prelims and finals will also be available for viewing on-demand at http://www.swimnetwork.com/.

Below is the schedule of events along with who will be participating in each event.

Day 1- Thursday, December 3
200y Freestyle Relay (1 Team)
500y Freestyle (N/A)
200y Individual Medley (Brittney Iverson, Anna Heller)
50y Freestyle (Anna Crandall, Keri Holmstrom)
400y Medley Relay (1 Team)

Day 2 - Friday, December 4
200y Medley Relay (2 Teams)
400y Individual Medley (Iverson, Heller)
100y Butterfly (Rachel O'Brien, Crandall, Jenni Dole, Rachael Wahl*, Arianna Gorenc)
200y Freestyle (Crandall, Kate Hagan*, Iverson)
100y Breaststroke (Signe Larson*, Ellie Bradley, Marisa Warman)
100y Backstroke (Dole, Heller, O'Brien, Nicole Pressprich*)
800y Freestyle Relay (1 Team)

Day 3 - Saturday, December 5
1650y Freestyle (Hagan*)
200y Backstroke (Dole, Heller)
100y Freestyle (Crandall, Holmstrom)
200y Breaststroke (Larson*, Bradley, Warman, Heller)
200y Butterfly (Wahl*, Iverson, O'Brien, Dole)
400y Free Relay (1 Team)
* Denotes swimming unattached

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