No. 5 Cal Stands 6th on Arena Invitational Day 1
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/18/2010

Nov. 18, 2010

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LONG BEACH, Calif. - Fifth-ranked California posted five NCAA B qualifying times on Thursday night and moved into sixth place on the first day of the Arena Invitational at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. The Golden Bears collected 232 points after the meet's first night of finals. Top-ranked Stanford is in first place with 1,012.5 points.

"This meet has provided us with a great opportunity to see where we are as a team," Cal head coach Teri McKeever said. "There are a number of different teams at the meet, and we are all coming in with different rest, suits and approaches. It is important for us to stay on our path. We are definitely seeing some good things and some things we need to improve on."

Cal opened the evening session by claiming second place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet of freshman Nathalie Lindborg, junior Colleen Fotsch, junior Katherine Raatz and junior Liv Jensen swam an NCAA consideration time of 1:31.63.

Junior Shelley Harper reached the championship final in the 500-yard freestyle and swam a time of 4:53.31. Senior Katie Kastes took second place in the consolation final and finished 10th place overall with an NCAA B time of 4:51.37.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Cal sophomore Caitlin Leverenz posted an NCAA B time of 1:57.90 to place third.

Jensen placed fourth in the 50 free with an NCAA B time of 22.56. Lindborg also reached the championship final, taking eighth in a time of 23.23.

Cal capped its night by finishing second in the 400 medley relay, as the foursome of freshman Cindy Tran, Leverenz, senior Amanda Sims and Jensen posted an NCAA B time of 3:36.39.

The Arena Invitational continues on Friday with the following events: the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 800-free relay. The three-day meet ends on Saturday.

Arena Invitational

Nov. 18 in Long Beach, Calif.

Team Standings (top 10)

Team Points

1. Stanford	1012.5
2. UNLV	                286.5
3. Arizona State	256
4. Hawaii	251
5. San Diego State	249
6. California	232
7. UC Santa Barbara	228.5
8. Air Force	202
9. UC San Diego	198
10. Utah	155.5

Cal Results

Championship Finals

200-Yard Freestyle Relay
2. Cal A (Nathalie Lindborg, Colleen Fotsch, Katherine Raatz, Liv Jensen) 1:31.63*.

500-Yard Freestyle
8. Shelley Harper 4:53.31. 10. Katie Kastes 4:51.37*.19. Sara Sun 4:54.84. 27. Samantha Shellem 4:54.85.37. Emily Bibb 5:04.14.

200-Yard Individual Medley
3. Caitlin Leverenz 1:57.90*. 25. Melissa Bates 2:02.97. 26. Kelsey Hoff 2:04.44. 65. Ellie Monobe 2:09.82. 82. K.T. Livingstone 2:13.07.

50-Yard Freestyle
4. Liv Jensen 22.56*. 8. Nathalie Lindborg 23.23. 27. Colleen Fotsch 23.54. 33. Amanda Sims 23.80. 47. Cindy Tran 23.98. 48. Nicole Parmenter 24.03. 67. Mikkel-Ane Stipe 24.32. 71. Emily Bibb 24.41. 110. Ursula Dailey 25.10.

400-Yard Medley Relay
2. Cal A (Cindy Tran, Caitlin Leverenz, Amanda Sims, Liv Jensen) 3:36.39*.

*NCAA B qualifying standard