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NCAA Div. I Women: Rice Sinks Houston, 162-122 -- November 5, 2002

HOUSTON, Texas, November 5. FOR the 11th straight time, the Rice women’s swimming team defeated the Houston Cougars 162-122 in dual meet action, Friday afternoon at the UH Natatorium. Rice won the first 12 events and 13 of 16 total events to move to 2-0 on the year.

The Owls were led by senior Mandy Mularz, who swam a 23.81 to win the 50-yard freestyle, the second best time in the conference this season. She owns the school record of 22.17 set last season at the NCAA champoinships. Mularz also won the 100-free tonight with a time of 52.34, fourth best in the Western Athletic Conference this year.

Sophomore Lauren Hill helped the Owls to their second win with victories in the 100- and 200-yard breststroke events. Hill swam the 100 in a time of 1:05.00, fifth best in the WAC this year, and notched a 2:19.01 in the 200 for the third fastest time in the league.

Other event winners for the Owls included Jackie Corcoran in the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle, Kiana Taheri in the 200-yard freestyle, Toni Ciffolilli in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke, and Elaine Lee in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly. Under the command of first-year Head Coach Seth Huston, Rice’s 400-yard medley relay crew of Lee, Hill, Jenny Voight and Taheri won the event in a time of 3:59.01.


RESULTS

Event 1 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay

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School
Finals Points

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1 Rice 'A' 3:59.01 11

1) Lee, Elaine 2) Hill, Lauren

3) Voight, Jenny 4) Taheri, Kiana

2 Rice 'B' 4:00.27 4

1) Mularz, Mandy 2) Ciffolilli, Toni

3) Brown, Meghan 4) Healey, Laura

3 Houston 'A' 4:08.41 2

1) DeWitt, Jessica 2) Banjeglav, Tatjana

3) Hopkins, Falon 4) Toliver, Shawn

4 Houston 'B' 4:17.20

1) Blake, Jessica 2) Starr, Laura

3) Blocker, Vicki 4) Dye, Brittney



Event 2 Women 1000 Yard Freestyle

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Corcoran, Jackie Owls 10:22.89 9

2 Bichman, Adi Owls 10:26.91 4

3 Kristick, Corrie Owls 10:39.86 3

4 Turpin, Lucile Cougars 10:50.74 2

5 Wien, Meagan Cougars 11:38.05 1

6 Burakowski, Carolina Cougars 11:58.77



Event 3 Women 200 Yard Freestyle

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Taheri, Kiana Owls 1:55.45 9

2 Williams, Stacey Cougars 1:56.00 4

3 Brown, Meghan Owls 1:56.41 3

4 Bay, Kristin Cougars 2:01.55 2

5 McKee, Melissa Cougars 2:23.17 1



Event 4 Women 100 Yard Backstroke

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Ciffolilli, Toni Owls 1:00.45 9

2 Healey, Laura Owls 1:02.10 4

3 DeWitt, Jessica Cougars 1:02.41 3

4 Blake, Jessica Cougars 1:02.50 2

5 Blocker, Vicki Cougars 1:04.84 1



Event 5 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Hill, Lauren Owls 1:05.00 9

2 Banjeglav, Tatjana Cougars 1:10.66 4

3 Starr, Laura Cougars 1:12.35 3

4 Burakowski, Carolina Cougars 1:17.52 2



Event 6 Women 200 Yard Butterfly

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Lee, Elaine Owls 2:03.92 9

2 Voight, Jenny Owls 2:08.12 4

3 Turpin, Lucile Cougars 2:09.37 3

4 Williams, Stacey Cougars 2:18.87 2

5 Wien, Meagan Cougars 2:37.55 1



Event 7 Women 50 Yard Freestyle

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Mularz, Mandy Owls 23.81 9

2 Bay, Kristin Cougars 24.72 4

3 Healey, Laura Owls 24.85 3

4 Hopkins, Falon Cougars 25.24 2

5 Banjeglav, Tatjana Cougars 26.59 1



Event 8 Women 1 mtr Diving

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Pakhalina, Yulia Cougars 363.38 9

2 Almazan, Azul Cougars 309.00 4

3 Harvey, Lindsay Cougars 228.15 3

-- Smith, Veronica Cougars X237.90



Event 9 Women 100 Yard Freestyle

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Mularz, Mandy Owls 52.34 9

2 Healey, Laura Owls 54.34 4

3 Corcoran, Jackie Owls 54.55 3

4 Hopkins, Falon Cougars 54.83 2

5 Bay, Kristin Cougars 54.88 1

6 Toliver, Shawn Cougars 55.68



Event 10 Women 200 Yard Backstroke

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Ciffolilli, Toni Owls 2:08.19 9

2 Kristick, Corrie Owls 2:10.78 4

3 Blake, Jessica Cougars 2:13.00 3

4 Blocker, Vicki Cougars 2:13.50 2

5 McKee, Melissa Cougars 2:42.58 1



Event 11 Women 200 Yard Breaststroke

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Hill, Lauren Owls 2:19.01 9

2 Bichman, Adi Owls 2:30.98 4

3 Banjeglav, Tatjana Cougars 2:36.47 3

4 Burakowski, Carolina Cougars 2:43.92 2

5 Starr, Laura Cougars 2:44.87 1



Event 12 Women 500 Yard Freestyle

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Corcoran, Jackie Owls 5:07.44 9

2 Brown, Meghan Owls 5:13.42 4

3 Williams, Stacey Cougars 5:17.37 3

4 Taheri, Kiana Owls 5:29.76 2

5 Wien, Meagan Cougars 5:51.28 1

6 McKee, Melissa Cougars 6:25.46



Event 13 Women 100 Yard Butterfly

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Lee, Elaine Owls 57.73 9

2 Voight, Jenny Owls 59.55 4

3 Hopkins, Falon Cougars 59.90 3

4 Mularz, Mandy Owls 1:01.29 2

5 DeWitt, Jessica Cougars 1:01.75 1

6 Toliver, Shawn Cougars 1:03.34



Event 14 Women 3 mtr Diving

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Pakhalina, Yulia Cougars 403.65 9

2 Almazan, Azul Cougars 339.08 4

3 Smith, Veronica Cougars 278.55 3



Event 15 Women 400 Yard IM

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Name Year School
Finals Points

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1 Turpin, Lucile Cougars 4:38.01 9

2 Blocker, Vicki Cougars 4:51.31 4

3 DeWitt, Jessica Cougars 4:57.04 3

-- Kristick, Corrie Owls X4:30.90

-- Hill, Lauren Owls X4:32.57

-- Bichman, Adi Owls X4:43.34



Event 16 Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay

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School
Finals Points

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1 Houston 'A' 8:02.38 11

1) Bay, Kristin 2) Williams, Stacey

3) Toliver, Shawn 4) Turpin, Lucile

-- Rice 'A' X7:49.37

1) Ciffolilli, Toni 2) Brown, Meghan

3) Voight, Jenny 4) Kristick, Corrie

-- Rice 'B' X7:49.94

1) Corcoran, Jackie 2) Taheri, Kiana

3) Lee, Elaine 4) Bichman, Adi

-- Houston 'B' DQ

1) Blake, Jessica 2) Starr, Laura

3) Burakowski, Carolina 4) Wien, Meagan