March 20, 1998
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - On the first of three days of competition at the NCAA Women's Swimming Championship, the Cal Bears broke school records in the 200 free relay, the 400 medley relay and the 50 freestyle.
The 200 free relay (freshmen Adrienne Mattos and Haley Cope and sophomores Anya Kolbisen and Nicole Omphroy, 1:30.96) placed 10th in the consolidation final and broke a 1998 school record in both the preliminary and final events. The 400 medley relay (junior Marylyn Chiang, freshman Hanna Jaltner and sophomores Waen Minpraphal and Kolbisen, 3:38.83) placed fifth and also broke a 1998 school mark by almost three seconds, while Mattos broke a school record set in 1986 in the preliminary event of the 50 free (22.85) and finished 16th in finals (22.97).
The Bears also performed well in the 200 IM. Sophomore Elli Overton took second place (1:58.38) while Chiang followed with a close fourth (1:58.95).
The Bears are currently in eighth place with 75 points, trailing first place Stanford (129 points), second place Georgia (118 points), third place Arizona (110 points), fourth place USC (90 points), fifth place Southern Methodist (88 points), sixth place Auburn (80.5 points), and seventh place Texas (80 points).