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California Defeats Pacific 142-116
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/04/2002

Oct. 4, 2002

The University of California's women's swimming team (1-0) opened the 2002-03 season with a 142-116 win over Pacific in a dual meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

The Golden Bears were led by junior Natalie Coughlin, the 2002 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, who won three events in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:55.25), 100-yard backstroke (55.41) and 100-yard butterfly (53.21).

Others that notched wins for Cal included senior Staciana Stitts, who won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.72) and 200-yard individual medley (2:05.36). Freshmen Whitney Rockwell and Helen Silver also claimed victories, as Rockwell won the 50-yard freestyle (23.99) and Silver took the 200 back (2:02.35). Sophomore Marcelle Miller swam a 2:20.10 in the 200 breast to capture the event.

Cal will next split their squad and participate in the Pacific Invitational at Stockton, Calif. Oct. 25-26, as well as at the Southern Methodist Univerisity Classic in Dallas, Texas.

FINAL RESULTS

1000-yard Freestyle 1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 9:55.25 2. McDonald, Pacific 10:06.63 3. Medina, Cal 10:21.97 4. Whitney, Cal 10:25.28 5. Miller, Cal 10:37.25 6. Cartmell, Pacific 10:46.73

200-yard Freestyle 1. Robin Errecart, Pacific 1:51.44 2. Chandler, Cal 1:53.35 3. Medina, Cal 1:53.75 4. Burden, Cal 1:54.13 5. Taylor, Pacific 1:54.61 6. Avilla, Pacific 1:54.72 7. Morelli, Cal 1:56.32 8. Houck, Pacific 1:56.76

100-yard Backstroke 1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 55.41 2. Silver, Cal 57.53 3. Hastings, Cal 58.44 4. Burrill, Pacific 59.35 5. Winters, Pacific 59.94 6. Inai, Pacific 1:01.64 7. Shasky, Pacific 1:01.65

100-yard Breaststroke 1. Staciana Stitts, Cal 1:02.72 2. Ng, Cal 1:07.58 3. Schmidt, Pacific 1:07.90 4. Calder, Cal 1:08.19 5. Monroe, Cal 1:08.52 6. Yoshida, Pacific 1:08.80 7. Straw, Pacific 1:09.87

200-yard Butterfly 1. Shannon Catalano, Pacific 2:03.61 2. Morelli, Cal 2:04.14 3. Chandler, Cal 2:08.25 4. Rais, Cal 2:09.25 5. Whitney, Cal 2:13.10 6. Klopp, Pacific 2:14.79 7. Buchanan, Pacific 2:16.86

50-yard Freestyle 1. Whitney Rockwell, Cal 23.99 2. Harper, Cal 24.12 3. Bingaman, Cal 24.41 4. Avilla, Pacific 24.87 5. Schmidt, Pacific 24.90 6. Kerr, Pacific 25.07 7. Besmer, Pacific 25.33 8. Palsson, Cal 25.49

100-yard Freestyle 1. Robin Errecart, Pacific 51.48 2. Becks, Cal 51.71 3. Kerr, Pacific 54.25 4. Moirao, Pacific 55.07 5. Plume, Pacific 56.16 Ex.Burden, Cal 53.49 Ex.Harper, Cal 53.66 Ex.Binagman, Cal 54.31

200-yard Backstroke 1. Helen Silver, Cal 2:02.35 2. Burrill, Pacific 2:08.57 3. Winters, Pacific 2:09.78 4. Avilla, Pacific 2:14.13 5. Shasky, Pacific 2:16.04 Ex.Hastings, Cal 2:03.07 Ex.Ng, Cal 2:05.26

200-yard Breaststroke 1. Marcelle Miller, Cal 2:20.10 2. Mathews, Pacific 2:24.17 3. Yoshida, Pacific 2:25.39 4. Houck, Pacific 2:26.19 5. Ashizawa, Pacific 2:29.50 Ex.Monroe, Cal 2:24.32 Ex.Calder, Cal 2:26.85 Ex.Chandler, Cal 2:32.85

500-yard Freestyle 1. McDonald, Pacific 4:58.25 2. Medina, Cal 5:02.58 3. Radecke, Pacific 5:03.12 4. Cartmell, Pacific 5:17.22 Ex.Morelli, Cal 5:04.23 Ex.Rais, Cal 5:09.00 Ex.Burden, Cal 5:14.80

100-Yard Butterfly 1.Natalie Coughlin, Cal 53.21 2.Catalano, Pacific 55.97 3.Straw, Pacific 1:01.20 4.Taylor, Pacific 1:01.38 5.Besmer, Pacific 1:08.88 Ex.Becks, Cal 58.75 Ex.Palsson, Cal 59.95 Ex.Calder, Cal 1:04.07

200-yard Individual Medley 1.Staciana Stitts, Cal 2:05.36 2.Houck, Pacific 2:10.37 3.Mathews, Pacific 2:11.69 4.Inai, Pacific 2:17.75 5.Klopp, Pacific 2:19.27 Ex.Ng, Cal 2:06.20 Ex.Hastings, Cal 2:09.14 Ex.Miller, Cal 2:14.43

200-yard Freestyle Relay 1.Pacific 1:38.08 (Catalano, Avilla, Schmidt, Errecart) 2.California 1:38.45 (Silver, Stitts, Rockwell, Chandler) 3.Pacific 1:39.52 4.Pacific 1:44.48 5.Pacific 1:47.81 Ex.California 1:38.55 (Amano, Becks, Palsson, Medina) Ex.California 1:39.41 (Burden, Harper, Bingaman, Whitney)


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