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NCAA Div. I Women: Arizona, in Major Upset, Downs Stanford, 166.5 - 132.5 -- January 25, 2003

TUCSON, AZ., January 24. IT must have been the heat -- or the humidity.

Whatever "it" was, Coach Frank Busch's Univeristy of Arizona Wildcat women scored a major upset here this afternoon by defeating defending Pac-10 champ and No. 4-ranked Stanford in a dual-meet at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, 166.5-132.5.

The 'Cats' victory marked the second-consecutive time the Cardinal has lost to Arizona on the road, as they were defeated two years ago here.

The loss was Stanford's second of the year as the Cardinal had bowed to top-ranked Auburn at home last November. It was also their second loss in their last 20 outings.

Stanford is 4-2 overall, 0-1 in the Pac-10. The 10th-ranked 'Cats improve to 4-1, 2-1 in Pac-10. Arizona started the meet with victories in each of the first four events to build an early lead and won 10 of 15 races overall.

Arizona was led by senior backstroker Beth Botsford, who won the 100-200 (54.89-1:58.27) and led off AU's victorious 200 medley relay. Botsford was Atlanta Olympic 100 back gold medalist and is the 'Cats record-holder in both these races

A pair of other Wildcat who made their presecne known and were instrumental in the win were sprinter Jessica Hayes, who won the 100-200 frees; and distance-specialist Emily Mason, defending Pac-10 500 free champ, who won the 500-1000 frees and was runner-up in the 200 fly.

Cardinal froshwoman Dana Kirk won a pair of races by sweeping the 100 (54.71) and 200 (2:00.42) flys with season-best and NCAA "B" qualifying times in each. If the name "Kirk" sounds familiar...it should. Dana is the younger sister of Cardinal junior Tara, American/ NCAA record-holder in the 100-200 breaststrokes.

Tara Kirk also remained unbeaten in breaststroke events this season with a victory in the 200 breast, swimming an NCAA "A" mark of 2:12.13. Kristen Caverly (400 IM, 4:21.59, NCAA "B" mark) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 23.58) were the other individual winners for the Cardinal.

Arizona diver Claire Febvey won both diving events, scoring 173.65 points in the one-meter and 177.10 points in the three-meter; and the 'Cats also won both relays, outscoring the Cardinal by a total of 26-8 here.

The Cardinal travels to No. 16 Arizona State on tomorrow (Jan. 25) while Arizona stays home to host Cal.

WOMEN'S NCAA DIVISION 1 DUAL MEET
STANFORD VS. ARIZONA
TUCSON, AZ.

JAN. 24, 2002

25 YD. POOL

FINAL SCORE: Arizona 166.5, Stanford 132.5

Individual Results


200 Medley Relay
1. Beth Botsford, Jessica Wagner, April Beltran, Marshi Smith Arizona 1:42.66
2. Kristen Caverly, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk, Lacey Boutwell Stanford 1:42.72
3. Julie Manitt, Erin Sieper, Lisa Pursley, Ryann Hackett Arizona 1.44.72
4. Amy Wagner, Ashley Daly, Laura Davis, Megan Baumgartner Stanford 1:46.72
5. Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Andrea Swaney, Jessie Carr Stanford 1:50.45


1000 Free
1. Emily Mason Arizona 10:09.21
2. Evins Cameron Stanford 10:18.17
3. Erin Glenn Stanford 10:22.40
4. Brianna Loecher Arizona 10:23.58
5. Katy Blakemore Stanford 10:30.09
6. Anna Strohl Stanford 10:31.22


200 Free
1. Jessica Hayes Arizona 1:49.59
2. Katie Willis Arizona 1:51.36
3. Dana Kirk Stanford 1:51.38
4. Jenna Gresdal Arizona 1:52.18
5. Tami Ransom Stanford 1:56.03
6. Jesse Carr Stanford 1:56.56


100 Back
1. Beth Botsford Arizona 54.80
2. Kristen Caverly Stanford 55.81
3. Amy Wagner Stanford 57.22
4. Sarah Jones Stanford 57.54
5. Julie Manitt Arizona 57.57
6. Megan Baumgartner Stanford 58.52
7. Annie Joseph Arizona 59.03
8. Lindsey Highstrom Arizona 59.49


200 Fly
1. Dana Kirk Stanford 2:00.42
2. Emily Mason Arizona 2:00.81
3. Lisa Pursely Arizona 2:04.96
4. April Betran Arizona 2:05.81
5. Laura Davis Stanford 2:08.06
6. Anna Strohl Stanford 2:08.70
7. Andrea Swaney Stanford 2:11.86


50 Free
1. Lacey Boutwell Stanford 23.58
2. Sarah Jones Stanford 24.24
2. Marshi Smith Arizona 24.24
4. Jenna Gresdal Arizona 24.31
5. Tara Kirk Stanford 24.43
6. Ryann Hackett Arizona 24.44
7. Julie Manitt Arizona 24.55
8. Haley Champion Stanford 25.16


1-Meter Diving
1. Claire Febvey Arizona 173.65
2. Daniela Bemme Arizona 166.15
3. Ashlee Rosenthal Stanford 163.90
4. Jenn Hess Arizona 160.75
5. McKenze Murphy Stanford 156.10
6. Michaela Skloven Stanford 138.05
7. Stephanie Mannella Arizona 132.95
8. Megan Chambers Arizona 121.35


100 Free
1. Jessica Hayes Arizona 50.94
2. Lacey Boutwell Stanford 51.19
3. Sarah Jones Stanford 52.41
4. Marshi Smith Arizona 52.46
5. Tami Ransom Stanford 53.00
6. Ryann Hackett Arizona 53.49
7. Megan Baumgartner Stanford 53.82


200 Back
1. Beth Botsford Arizona 1:58.27
2. Kristen Caverly Stanford 2:00.50
3. Jenna Gresdal Arizona 2:04.27
4. Julie Manitt Arizona 2:05.08
5. Amy Wagner Stanford 2:05.65
6. Annie Joseph Arizona 2:08.48
7. Katy Blakemore Stanford 2:14.81


200 Breast
1. Tara Kirk Stanford 2:12.13
2. Jessica Wagner Arizona 2:17.88
3. Kirsten Gilbert Stanford 2:20.04
4. Ashley Daly Stanford 2:20.53
5. Emily Carter Stanford 2:23.19
6. Erin Sieper Arizona 2:23.30


500 Free
1. Emily Mason Arizona 4:56.05
2. Katie Willis Arizona 4:57.57
3. Evins Cameron Stanford 5:03.14
4. Brianna Loecher Arizona 5:03.28
5. Erin Glenn Stanford 5:05.73
6. Anna Strohl Stanford 5:10.03
7. Katy Blakemore Stanford 5:18.76


100 Fly
1. Dana Kirk Stanford 54.71
2. Beth Botsford Arizona 55.40
3. Lisa Pursley Arizona 56.16
4. Ashley Daly Stanford 56.47
5. April Beltran Arizona 57.65
6. Lindsay Highstrom Arizona 58.22
7. Haley Champion Stanford 59.20
8. Laura Davis Stanford 59.37


3-Meter Diving
1. Claire Febvey Arizona 177.10
2. Ashlee Rosenthal Stanford 172.55
3. Daniela Bemme Arizona 171.95
4. McKenze Murphy Stanford 165.25
5. Michaela Skloven Stanford 158.55
6. Stephanie Mannello Arizona 132.90
7. Jennifer Hass Arizona 131.40
8. Megan Chambers Arizona 118.20


400 IM
1. Kristen Caverly Stanford 4:21.59
2. Katie Willis Arizona 4.26.70
3. Evins Cameron Stanford 4:34.12
4. Brianna Loecher Arizona 4:43.68


200 Free Relay
1. Jessica Hayes, Jenna Gresdal, Marshi Smith, Ryann Hackett Arizona 1:34.54
2. Tami Ransom, Sarah Jones, Megan Baumgartner, Lacey Boutwell Stanford 1:35.22
3. Lisa Pursley, April Beltran, Lindsey Highstrom, Emily Mason Arizona 1:37.68
4. Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Jessie Carr, Emily Carter Stanford 1:42.92
5. Erin Glenn, Anna Strohl, Katy Blakemore, Evins Cameron Stanford 1:45.34