Feb. 25, 2004
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The Washington State University women's swim team sits in sixth place after the first day of competition at the Pac-10 Championships held at the Belmont Plaza.
No. 4 Stanford and No. 8 California hold the early lead with 116 points each, followed by No. 6 Arizona (110), No. 7 USC (102), No. 16 Arizona State (100), Washington State (88), No. 10 UCLA (54), Oregon State (48), and No. 24 Washington (44).
WSU's 'A' 800 freestyle relay team grabbed sixth place in the first event of the championships. The team consisted of freshman Erin McCleave, sophomore Jane Copland, senior Sasha Taylor, and freshman Laurie Gregg.
The only Pac-10 meet record of the day came in the 800 freestyle relay, where California's 'A' team recorded a time of 7:08.13
The Pac-10 Championships will continue Thursday through Saturday at the Belmont Plaza. Preliminary heats for individual events will be held at 11 a.m., with finals for all events beginning at 6 p.m.
Pac-10 Championships Day 1 Hosted by: Arizona State University (http://thesundevils.ocsn.com) Long Beach, Calif, February 25, 2004 (all results are in yards)
TEAM SCORING: 1. Stanford 116 2. California 116 3. Arizona 110 4. USC 102 5. Arizona State 100 6. Washington State 88 7. UCLA 54 8. Oregon State 48 9. Washington 44 --University of Oregon does not have a women's swim team--
RESULTS: (top three and all WSU finishers)
800 FREESTYLE RELAY 1. CAL (A) (Reilly, Chandler,Burden, Medina) 7:08.13 2. USC (A) (Keller, Sandeno, Connealy, Fargus) 7:09.14 3. ARIZ (A) (Willis, Hayes, Mason, Johnson) 7:15.51 6. WSU (A) (McCleave, Copland, Taylor, Gregg) 7:31.62
200 MEDLEY RELAY 1. STAN (A) (Baumgartner, T. Kirk, D. Kirk, Jones) 1:39.87 2. ARIZ (A) (Gresdal, Wagner, Pursley, Smith) 1:40.49 3. UCLA (A) (Arnold, Hovsepian, Vandenberg, Platzer) 1:40.88 9. WSU (A) (Chinn, Povilonyte, Van Horne, Ouellette) 1:45.49 EX. WSU (B) (Backhouse, Copland, Dunn, Newhouse) 1:49.49