No. 6 Cal Wraps Up Long Course National Invitational

Dec. 6, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Sixth-ranked California won four events at the 2009 U.S. Long Course Timed Final National Invitational on Sunday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Sophomore Sara Isakovic won two races, and senior Lauren Boyle and freshman Caitlin Leverenz claimed one apiece for the Golden Bears. Also, former Golden Bears stars Madison Kennedy and Dana Vollmer won two races in Federal Way.

Isakovic won the 200-meter freestyle in a time of 2:00.12 and the 100-meter butterfly in a time of 1:00.13, with junior Amanda Sims (4th in 1:02.16), sophomore Colleen Fotsch (8th in 1:03.67) and junior Katie Kastes (9th in 1:03.80) also finishing in the 100-fly's top nine.

Boyle clocked a time of 4:18.60 to claim the 400-meter free, with senior Blake Hayter (4th in 4:22.14) and sophomore Shelley Harper (5th in 4:25.18) also placing in the top five.

Leverenz, Cal's record-holder in the 400-yard individual medley, was victorious in the 200-meter IM in a time of 2:14.80. She led a Bears' sweep of the top three spots, as senior Heather White (2:19.33) took second and Courtney Eronemo (2:21.82) finished third.

Kennedy and Vollmer, swimming for the California Aquatics club, won the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle, respectively. Kennedy clocked a time of 26.55 to win the 50 free, while Vollmer swam a time of 55.25 to claim the 100 free. Kennedy finished third in the 100 free with a time of 57.10. A trio of current Bears finished in the top eight in the 100 free: junior Erica Dagg (6th in 58.75), sophomore Liv Jensen (7th in 58.81) and senior Amanda Larson (8th in 59.05).

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Cal next hosts Arizona State on Jan. 22 and Arizona on Jan. 23 at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley. The latter is Cal's last home meet of the season.

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