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No. 9 Cal Falls to No. 10 Arizona, 136-107
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/25/2003

Jan. 25, 2003

Final Stats

TUCSON, Ariz. - - The No. 9 California women's swimming team (5-2, 1-1) suffered its first loss of the season to No. 10 Arizona (4-1, 2-0), 136-107, in Tucson, Ariz. Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats won seven swimming events and both diving competitions. The Golden Bears notched four wins, bolstered by junior Natalie Coughlin's two victories. Coughlin won the 200 fly (1:59.03) and 200 back (1:57.86). Senior Staciana Stitts won the 200 breast (2:16.30) and senior Michelle Harper placed first in the 50 free (23.97).

Five Bears posted runner-up finishes. Sophomores Lisa Morelli and Lauren Medina placed second in the 1000 free (10:16.56) and 200 free (1:50.87), respectively. Juniors Danielle Becks (100 free, 51.57) and Natalie Griffith (200 IM, 2:04.99) also touched the wall in second place. Freshman Cheryl Anne Bingaman finished second behind teammate Harper in the 50 free (24.03).

Both relay teams--400 medley relay (Silver, Stitts, Coughlin, Harper, 3:42.12) and 400 free relay (Bingaman, Amano, Becks, Griffith, 3:29.01)--also were second-place finishers.

On the diving side, senior Christina Flynn placed third in the one-meter competition (157.80) and fourth in the three-meter (165.25).

The Bears return home next weekend and host USC Fri., Jan. 31 and UCLA Sat., Feb. 1 at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Both meets begin at 1 p.m.

Cal 107, Arizona 136- Cal Results (Jan. 25)
400 Medley Relay - 2. Cal (Silver, Stitts, Coughlin, Harper) 3:42.12; 1000 Free - 2. Lisa Morelli 10:16.56, 3. Kate Tiedeman 10:18.01, 5. Marcelle Miller 10:38.41; 200 Free - 2. Lauren Medina 1:50.87, 4. Danielle Becks 1:51.38, 6. Ashley Chandler 1:52.81, 8. Keiko Price 1:56.06; 50 Free - 1. Michelle Harper 23.97, 2. Cheryl Anne Bingaman 24.03, 4. Whitney Rockwell 24.19, 7. Emma Palsson; 200 IM - 2. Natalie Griffith 2:04.99, 3. Staciana Stitts 2:07.29, 4. Amy Ng 2:08.46, 6. Jenna Rais 2:09.92; 200 Fly - 1. Natalie Coughlin 1:59.03, 3. Lisa Morelli 2:04.44, 4. Natalie Griffith 2:05.62, 6. Flora Kong 2:06.30; 100 Free - 2. Danielle Becks 51.57, 3. Cheryl Anne Bingaman 52.29, 5. Michelle Harper 52.52, 7. Emma Palsson 54.37; 200 Back - 1. Natalie Coughlin 1:57.86, 3. Helen Silver 1:58.86, 5. Amy Ng 2:06.43; 500 Free - 3. Ashley Chandler 4:57.82, 4. Lauren Medina 5:00.77, 5. Lisa Morelli 5:01.70, 6. Kate Tiedeman 5:04.32; 200 Breast - 1. Staciana Stitts 2:16.30, 3. Marcelle Miller 2:19.17, 5. Jenna Rais 2:26.92, 6. Amy Ng 2:28.74; 400 Free Relay - 2. Cal (Bingaman, Amano, Becks, Griffith) 3:29.01, 4. Cal (Kong, Silver, Rockwell, Palsson) 3:34.88; Three-Meter Diving - 4. Christina Flynn 165.25, 6. Alyson Borawski 157.30; One-Meter Diving - 3. Christina Flynn 157.80, 5. Alyson Borawski 135.30.


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