NCAA Div. I: Santa Barbara Squeaks By Pacific To Sweep Big West -- February 25, 2001

IRVINE, Calif. Feb. 24. THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA swam away with both the women's and men's Big West titles, but it was not before they emerged bloodied, but victorious, in a down-to-the-
wire struggle with upstart, University of the Pacific.

Santa Barbara watched its lead diminish minute-by-minute, but managed to hang on for a ten point win in the women's division, 899-889, and an 80-point win in the men's, 904-824.

As on the two previous days of competition, Pacific managed to win most of the events. Today, the Pacific women won four of the six swimming events contested, with Santa Barbara taking one and Cal State, the other. A Cal Poly diver won the one diving event. Still, it was Santa Barbara's depth that ultimately prevailed.

Santa Barbara started the final day of competition with a one-two-sweep of the 1650, as Romina Mosquera (17:12.69) notched an easy win.

Then it was Pacific's turn. Sarah Marshall scored her second victory of the meet, clocking a meet record 1:59.15 for the 200 backstroke. The time broke the old mark of 1:59.92 by Susan Eisele of Nevada in 1998. UOP teammate Shawna Winters was a strong second (2:00.24).

Robin Errecart won her second event here, taking the 100 free in 51.34, as Santa Barbara swimmers finished 2-3-4-5.

Cal State's Lisa Andrade then broke the UCSB-UOP monopoly, by streaking to a win in the 200 breast in 2:14.16 in what was the meet's outstanding performance. Andrade, who also won the 100 breast, destroyed the meet record of 2:16.76 set by UNLV's Mary Alice Torgerson in 1993. UOP's Kristy Mathews clocked 2:15.62 for second place, also under the old mark.

Pacific's Shannon Catalano easily won the 200 fly (2:02.39), while Cal Poly's Ariana Rademaker edged UCI's Allison Magda to take the one-meter diving.

Pacific finished up by winning the 400 free relay in 3:24.90, but Santa Barbara's second-place finish ensured the Lady Gauchos of the team crown.

On the men's side, the day's events began just as the women's did, with Santa barbara's Eric Koch (15:27.81) and Matt Schubert (15:43.17) taking the top two spots in the 1650.

UOP countered with Piotr Florczyk's victory in the 200 back, his 1:46.14 falling just shy of the meet record of 1:45.69 he set last year. Pacific's Matt Smart followed with a victory in the 100 free (44.84) with teammate Danny Johnson (45.31) close behind.

Pacific's versatile Filip Wronski reversed the tables on UCSB's Ethan Hall, eking out a win in the 200 breast in 1:59.82 to Hall's 2:00.06.

Ryan Kock, UCSB, followed with a convincing win in the 200 fly, clocking 1:48.88.

Cal-Irvine went one-two in the 3-meter diving, with Ted Zervoudakis taking the top spot and Blair Roberts the runner-up.

Finally, Pacific demonstrated its sprinting depth by winning the 400 free relay in a swift 2:58.79.

NCAA Division I
BIG WEST Championships
Irvine, Calif.

DAY THREE: February 24, 2001

25 yard pool

1. Univ. of Cal., Santa Barbara 899
2. Univ. of the Pacific 889
3. Cal State Univ., Northridge 471
4. Univ. of Cal., Irvine 437
5. Cal. Poly, San Luis Obispo 386

1. Univ. of Cal., Santa Barbara 904
2. Univ. of the Pacific 824
3. Univ. of Cal., Irvine 494.5
4. Cal. Poly, San Luis Obispo 476.5
5. Cal State Univ., Northridge 252


1650 yards freestyle
1. Romina Mosquera, UCSB 17:12.69
2. Maggie Moran, UCSB 17:24.97
3. Colleen Barnett, UCSB 17:25.15

200 yard backstroke
1. Sarah Marshall, UOP 1:59.15 meet record
2. Shawna Winters, UOP 2:00.24
3. Shelby Chandler, UCSB 2:02.86

100 yard freestyle
1. Robin Errecart, UOP 51.34
2. Danielle Steadman, UCSB 51.98
3. Suzy Bagg, UCSB 52.13

200 yard breaststroke
1. Lisa Andrade, CSUN 2:14.16 meet record
2. Kristy Mathews, UOP 2:15.62
3. Kris Willey, UOP 2:18.33

200 yard butterfly
1. Shannon Catalano, UOP 2:02.39
2. Kristel Haesler, UCSB 2:05.09
3. Tara Barrett, UOP 2:05.63

1-meter diving
1. Ariana Rademaker, CP 206.55 points
2. Allison Magda, UCI 206.25
3. Jinji Wimaiasena, CSUN 193.05

400 yard freestyle relay
1. UOP 3:24.90
2. UCSB 3:28.39
3. CSUN 3:34.29


1650 yard freestyle
1. Eric Koch, UCSB 15:27.81
2. Matt Schubert, UCSB 15:43.17
3. Miles Whitfield, UOP 15:44.66

200 yard backstroke
1. Piotr Florczyk, UOP 1:46.14
2. Matt Wheeler, UCSB 1:47.54
3. Jarrod Cruzat, UOP 1:49.32

100 yard freestyle
1. Matt Smart, UOP 44.84
2. Danny Johnson, UOP 45.31
3. Anders Nelson, UCSB 45.75

200 yard breaststroke
1. Filip Wronski, UOP 1:59.82
2. Ethan Hall, UCSB 2:00.06
3. Philip Yoshida, CP 2:03.24

200 yard butterfly
1. Ryan Koch, UCSB 1:48.88
2. Kin Wong, UCI 1:51.45
3. Matt patane, CP 1:51.77

3-meter diving
1. Ted Zervoudakis, UCI 425.65 points
2. Blair Roberts, UCI 404.75
3. Marcshannon Milligan, CSUN 354.40

400 yard freestyle relay
1. UOP 2:58.79
2. Cal Poly 3:07.61
3. UCI 3:09.85