Mar. 2, 1997

Women's Swimming Places Fourth at Pac-10s

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- The California women's swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, WA Sunday with 911 points. The Golden Bears trailed No. 1 ranked Stanford (1,573), No. 5 ranked USC (1,205) and No. 6 ranked Arizona (1,090.5). It was Cal's best conference finished since the Bears placed third at the Pac-10 meet in 1993.

The No. 12 ranked Bears were led by sophomores Elli Overton and Marylyn Chiang. Overton placed second in 400 IM with a time of 4:14.09, automatically qualifying for the NCAAs. Chiang placed third in the 200 back (1:58.51) and placed third (54.85) in the 100 fly, automatically qualifying for the NCAAs. Chiang (2:01.35) and Overton (2:01.37) placed second and third, respectively, in the 200 IM, both qualifying for NCAAs.

Others performing well for Cal were freshman Anya Kolbisen, sophomore Kristin Imwalle, freshman Jenni Brelsford and freshman Waen Minpraphal. Kolbisen took seventh in the 100 free (50.94) and eighth in the 200 free (1:50.11). Imwalle placed seventh for the Bears in the 1650 free (16:44.66), Brelsford took fifth in the 100 breast (1:03.99) and Minpraphal placed fifth in the 200 fly (2:01.54).