Auburn Leads After Day 1 of Tri-Meet with Stanford, Pacific; Tara Kirk Sets Pool Record in 100 Breast

STANFORD, Cal., Nov. 22. NUMBER 4-rankead Stanford trails No. 1 Auburn and leads Pacific after the first day of a women's double-dual meet on Friday at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Auburn, the defending national champion, holds a 94-69 lead over Stanford after nine of 18 events. Stanford (129-34) and Auburn (140-25) both lead Pacific.

The final nine events of the double-dual meet will be contested on Saturday (10 am). Stanford will have a string of 15 consecutive dual meet victories on the line.

For their afternoon work, Auburn collected an automatic qualifying time for the NCAAs as well as 11 provisional times.

"After our late night of travel, I was very pleased with our overall output today," AU Coach David Marsh said. "However, by no means is this meet put away. We need to come back tomorrow and work hard and finish off the competition."

The meet started off with an NCAA provisional time for the Tigers as the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Kirsty Coventry, Cassidy Maxwell, Heather Kemp and Maggie Bowen won the event in a time of 1:33.71. AU's Laura Swander, Jenni Anderson, Erin Volcan and Erin Gayle were not far behind, finishing third with a time of 1:35.50.

"I was really pleased with the way we started today," AU Co-Head Women's Coach Kim Brackin said. "We started with a lot of momentum, which is something we talked about this morning before the meet – getting out ahead right away."

Bowen's afternoon continued with another win, this one an individual, as she registered an automatic time for the NCAA Championships in the 400 IM (4:09.90). Lauren Duerk collected a provisional time of her own in the same event, placing third with a personal best time of 4:17.68. Sally Brown (4:26.22) and Magda Dyszkiewicz (4:26.43) had the fourth and fifth fastest times for the event.

"I think individually Lauren (Duerk) was one of the top
performers for us this afternoon," Marsh said. "She set a personal best in the 400 IM by over five seconds which was great. I was very pleased with her overall effort."

The 50 freestyle saw the Tigers finish 2-3-4 as Kemp (23.69), Maxwell (24.14) and Anderson (24.31) finished within just over a half-second apart. Swander, who was exhibitioned in the event, touched the wall in a time of 24.24, which was the fourth-best time of the event.

"Heather Kemp performed very well for us today," Marsh said. "From the 50 free all the way up to the 500, she did a great job for us."

The Tigers kept on rolling through the 100 backstroke as Jeri Moss (56.71), Volcan (56.72) and Coventry (56.73) finished the race within .02 seconds of each other, all collecting NCAA provisional times.

Swander brought home another provisional time for the Tigers in the 100 breaststroke, touching the wall second with a time of 1:03.56. Bowen placed third (1:04.16) while Kelly Jones (1:05.15) rounded out the
scoring for AU in the event.

In the 100 butterfly, Margaret Hoelzer collected second-place points for the Tigers, clocking a 55.28 for an NCAA provisional time. Alessandra Lawless was not far behind with a time of 56.00.

Auburn's dominance continued to shine through in the 500 freestyle as Kemp (4:49.34), Dyszkiewicz (4:49.60) and Duerk (4:53.58) swept the top three slots in the event. All three times are NCAA provisional times.

In the 400 medley relay, the Tiger squad of Moss, Swander, Hoelzer and Bowen placed second in a time of 3:48.76.

The Friday session closed out with the 800 free relay in which Kemp, Hoelzer, Coventry and Bowen clocked a 7:20.68, setting a pool record, to win ahead of teammates Volcan, Dyszkiewicz, Duerk and Brown,
who finished second with a time of 7:26.79. The first-place time is an NCAA provisional time.

"Erin Volcan got better as the meet went on," Brackin said. "Her second 100 in the back was great and then her really leg was really good. The future is very bright for her."

Stanford won five of the nine events on Friday as Tara Kirk highlighted the Cardinal effort with a pool record and NCAA "A" qualifying performance in the 100 breast (59.74). The victory extended Kirk's unbeaten collegiate string in the event to 19 in a row.

"Tara's time in the 100 breast was extraordinary," said a pleased Stanford head coach Richard Quick. "To set a new pool record this early in the season is quite an accomplishment. She's in great shape and swimming very well."

Kristen Caverly also reached an NCAA "A" mark with a time of 4:10.37 in the 400 IM and a second-place finish to defending NCAA champion Maggie Bowen of Auburn (4:09.90). Lacey Boutwell closed out Stanford's individual winners with victories in the 50 free (23.58) and 100 fly (55.10).

"Lacey's victories in the 50 free and 100 fly kept us in the meet for a while today," added Quick. "Kristin had a great race with Maggie Bowen today and put up a couple of lifetime bests in the 400 IM and 100 back."

Stanford also captured the 400 medley relay in 3:43.40 with a team of Caverly, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk and Boutwell.

Auburn won the other four events of the day, including both free relays. Kirsty Coventry, Cassidy Maxwell, Heather Kemp and Bowen covered the 200 free relay in 1:33.71 to tie a pool record. Kemp, Margaret Hoelzer, Coventry and Bowen then broke a 22-year-old pool record by swimming 7:20.68 in the 800 free relay. Heather Kemp was Auburn's other individual winner with a victory in the 500 free (4:49.34).

Auburn used its depth to outscore Stanford as the Tigers placed 25 teams or individuals among the top five in events, while the Cardinal placed just 14 in that category. Auburn broke open a tight meet by placing 1-2-3 in the 500 free, the seventh event of the day.

"Auburn demonstrated today why they are the defending national champions and the odds-on-favorite to win again this year," said Quick. "They are a very talented and deep team. They don't have a weakness in their lineup. It will be a challenge for us to try to close the gap on them tomorrow."

Pacific had a pair of fourth-place teams in the 400 medley and 800 free relays. The top individual finisher for Pacific was Shannon Catalano's fifth-place finish in the 100 yard butterfly.

The competition continues on Saturday, Nov. 23, as Auburn closes out the dual meets with the Cardinal and Tigers. The session is set to get underway at 10 a.m. PT.

Team Scores After 9 Of 18 Events
Auburn 96, Stanford 69
Stanford 129, Pacific 34
Auburn 140, Pacific 25

Stanford vs. Auburn/Pacific
11/22/02 to 11/23/02

Individual Results

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
1:31.03 A
1:33.76 B
Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Auburn 'A' 1:33.71 B
1) Coventry, Kirsty 2) Maxwell, Cassidy
3) Kemp, Heather 4) Bowen, Maggie
23.89 23.16 23.15 23.51
2 Stanford 'A' 1:34.45
1) Boutwell, Lacey 2) Ransom, Tami
3) Watchorn, Sara 4) Jones, Sarah
23.52 23.47 23.84 23.62
3 Auburn 'B' 1:35.50
1) Swander, Laura 2) Anderson, Jenni
3) Volcan, Erin 4) Gayle, Erin
24.44 23.94 23.32 23.80
4 Stanford 'B' 1:36.48
1) Baumgartner, Megan 2) Kirk, Tara
3) Kirk, Dana 4) Daly, Ashley
24.42 23.83 23.93 24.30
5 Pacific 'A' 1:36.54
1) Catalano, Shannon 2) Avilla, Leilani
3) Schmidt, Heidi 4) Errecart, Robin
24.42 23.97 24.77 23.38
6 Pacific 'B' 1:39.42
1) Taylor, Marissa 2) Winters, Shawna
3) Ashizawa, Jessica 4) Radecke, Jennifer
25.22 24.71 24.57 24.92

Event 2 Women 400 Yard IM
===============================================================================
4:15.12 A
4:22.77 B
Name Year Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Bowen, Maggie Aub 4:09.90 A
27.65 30.61 32.69 31.71 34.77 35.50 29.03 27.94
2 Caverly, Kristen Stan 4:10.37 A
28.12 31.19 32.15 31.41 35.02 34.79 29.81 27.88
3 Duerk, Lauren Aub 4:17.68 B
29.26 32.50 32.18 31.77 35.62 36.58 30.68 29.09
4 Brown, Sally Aub 4:26.22
29.36 31.95 33.30 33.44 38.79 38.78 30.88 29.72
5 Dyszkiewicz, Magda Aub x4:26.43
29.54 32.20 34.65 33.10 39.93 39.13 29.55 28.33
6 Cameron, Evins Stan 4:27.15
28.89 32.76 34.27 33.41 38.92 39.40 30.13 29.37
7 Lunsmann, Leslie Aub x4:27.16
29.02 33.81 35.03 33.82 37.92 37.47 30.56 29.53
8 Davis, Laura Stan 4:28.19
28.67 32.58 35.00 34.14 38.38 38.76 30.74 29.92
9 Houck, Sarah Uop 4:28.43
28.69 32.88 34.62 34.52 38.34 38.66 30.78 29.94
10 Ransom, Tami Stan x4:32.84
29.14 33.62 35.13 34.51 40.16 39.64 30.80 29.84
11 Bick, Tenley Stan x4:35.33
29.41 33.97 36.16 34.88 38.35 38.37 32.92 31.27
12 Yoshida, Sedonia Uop 4:40.09
30.51 34.22 37.61 35.87 38.58 38.62 33.26 31.42

Event 3 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
22.89 A
23.57 B
Name Year Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Boutwell, Lacey Stan 23.58
2 Kemp, Heather Aub 23.69
3 Maxwell, Cassidy Aub 24.14
4 Anderson, Jenni Aub 24.31
5 Baumgartner, Megan Stan 24.32
6 Watchorn, Sara Stan 24.38
7 Gayle, Erin Aub x24.45
8 Catalano, Shannon Uop 24.49
9 Radecke, Jennifer Uop 24.58
10 Jones, Sarah Stan x24.63
11 Avilla, Leilani Uop 24.71
12 Champion, Haley Stan x24.94
13 Schmidt, Heidi Uop x25.32
14 Carr, Jessie Stan x25.34
— Swander, Laura Aub X24.24
— Jones, Kelly Aub X24.71

Event 4 Women 100 Yard Backstroke
===============================================================================
55.15 A
56.80 B
Name Year Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Caverly, Kristen Stan 55.90 B
27.41 28.49
2 Moss, Jeri Aub 56.71 B
28.05 28.66
3 Volcan, Erin Aub 56.72 B
27.82 28.90
4 Coventry, Kirsty Aub 56.73 B
28.19 28.54
5 Anderson, Jenni Aub x57.31
28.45 28.86
6 Baumgartner, Megan Stan 58.11
28.33 29.78
7 Winters, Shawna Uop 58.69
28.85 29.84
8 Daly, Ashley Stan 59.28
28.40 30.88
9 Jones, Sarah Stan x59.29
28.70 30.59
10 Burrill, Katy Uop 1:00.34
28.98 31.36
11 Champion, Haley Stan x1:00.46
29.04 31.42
12 Houck, Sarah Uop 1:04.24
31.42 32.82

Event 5 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
===============================================================================
1:02.07 A
1:03.93 B
Name Year Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Kirk, Tara Stan 59.74 A
28.43 31.31
2 Swander, Laura Aub 1:03.56 B
30.74 32.82
3 Bowen, Maggie Aub 1:04.16
30.18 33.98
4 Gilbert, Kirsten Stan 1:04.81
30.62 34.19
5 Jones, Kelly Aub 1:05.15
31.14 34.01
6 Daly, Ashley Stan 1:05.39
30.91 34.48
7 Mathews, Kristy Uop 1:07.22
31.82 35.40
8 Wheatley, Amy Aub x1:08.11
32.51 35.60
9 Ashizawa, Jessica Uop 1:08.25
32.49 35.76
10 Schmidt, Heidi Uop 1:08.67
32.28 36.39
11 Bick, Tenley Stan x1:08.74
32.44 36.30
12 Yoshida, Sedonia Uop x1:09.56
33.57 35.99
— Lunsmann, Leslie Aub X1:07.02
31.77 35.25

Event 6 Women 100 Yard Butterfly
===============================================================================
54.14 A
55.76 B
Name Year Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Boutwell, Lacey Stan 55.10 B
25.83 29.27
2 Hoelzer, Margaret Aub 55.28 B
25.75 29.53
3 Kirk, Dana Stan 55.36 B
25.66 29.70
4 Lawless, Alessandr Aub 56.00
26.50 29.50
5 Catalano, Shannon Uop 56.29
26.37 29.92
6 Kirk, Tara Stan 57.29
26.97 30.32
7 Moss, Jeri Aub 58.05
27.36 30.69
8 Davis, Laura Stan x58.47
27.55 30.92
9 Swaney, Andrea Stan x58.80
27.59 31.21
10 Brown, Sally Aub x59.67
28.19 31.48
11 Radecke, Jennifer Uop 59.69
28.33 31.36
12 Winters, Shawna Uop 1:00.77
28.93 31.84

Event 7 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
4:45.71 A
4:54.28 B
Name Year Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Kemp, Heather Aub 4:49.34 B
27.16 29.12 29.43 29.25 29.09 29.05 29.11 29.05
29.63 28.45
2 Dyszkiewicz, Magda Aub 4:49.60 B
27.72 29.03 29.23 29.34 29.39 29.45 29.29 29.43
28.87 27.85
3 Duerk, Lauren Aub 4:53.58 B
27.41 28.68 28.88 29.34 29.50 29.76 29.88 30.37
30.28 29.48
4 Kirk, Dana Stan 4:53.84 B
27.27 29.26 29.70 30.03 29.93 29.90 30.42 30.37
29.52 27.44
5 Cameron, Evins Stan 4:55.67
27.77 29.71 29.80 30.04 29.81 29.51 29.74 29.82
29.97 29.50
6 Errecart, Robin Uop 4:58.12
26.98 29.30 29.63 29.84 29.70 29.90 30.49 31.18
30.86 30.24
7 McDonald, Laura Uop 4:59.02
27.44 29.22 29.70 29.96 30.17 30.24 30.36 30.67
30.90 30.36
8 Glenn, Erin Stan 5:05.48
28.60 30.26 30.56 30.74 30.58 30.88 31.16 31.11
31.07 30.52
9 Strohl, Anna Stan x5:06.38
28.52 31.04 31.17 31.30 31.20 31.16 30.89 30.80
30.67 29.63
10 Taylor, Marissa Uop 5:07.07
28.83 31.27 31.21 31.35 31.03 31.21 30.97 30.97
30.72 29.51
11 Blakemore, Katy Stan x5:07.16
28.88 30.82 31.05 30.97 31.05 31.09 31.11 31.22
30.97 30.00
12 Henderson, Claire Stan x5:08.12
28.13 29.90 30.31 31.12 31.33 31.37 31.52 31.52
31.92 31.00

Event 8 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
===============================================================================
3:39.12 A
3:45.69 B
Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Stanford 'A' 3:43.30 B
1) Caverly, Kristen 2) Kirk, Tara
3) Kirk, Dana 4) Boutwell, Lacey
27.12 28.61 25.65 28.92 25.02 28.02
2 Auburn 'A' 3:48.76
1) Moss, Jeri 2) Swander, Laura
3) Hoelzer, Margaret 4) Bowen, Maggie
27.85 29.09 29.54 33.19 25.29 29.70 25.54 28.56
3 Auburn 'B' 3:49.46
1) Volcan, Erin 2) Jones, Kelly
3) Lawless, Alessandra 4) Maxwell, Cassidy
27.40 28.03 30.70 35.10 26.01 30.22 24.74 27.26
4 Pacific 'A' 3:56.18
1) Winters, Shawna 2) Schmidt, Heidi
3) Catalano, Shannon 4) Errecart, Robin
29.19 29.93 31.60 35.66 26.30 31.05 24.93 27.52
— Stanford 'B' DQ
1) Baumgartner, Megan 2) Gilbert, Kirsten
3) Daly, Ashley 4) Jones, Sarah
28.37 29.81 15.49 49.53 26.22 31.04 24.84 27.63

Event 9 Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
7:11.65 A
7:24.59 B
Team Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Auburn 'A' 7:20.68 B
1) Kemp, Heather 2) Hoelzer, Margaret
3) Coventry, Kirsty 4) Bowen, Maggie
25.14 27.20 27.94 27.66 25.36 27.65 28.06 28.24
25.96 28.61 29.06 27.93 25.70 28.52 29.02 28.63
2 Auburn 'B' 7:26.79
1) Volcan, Erin 2) Dyszkiewicz, Magda
3) Duerk, Lauren 4) Brown, Sally
25.74 27.73 27.97 28.25 26.33 28.22 28.95 28.74
25.99 28.13 28.95 28.63 26.44 28.41 29.13 29.18
3 Stanford 'A' 7:35.85
1) Kirk, Dana 2) Boutwell, Lacey
3) Caverly, Kristen 4) Ransom, Tami
25.23 28.16 29.55 29.51 26.02 29.23 30.32 30.34
25.59 28.25 29.06 28.74 26.09 29.46 30.23 30.07
4 Pacific 'A' 7:42.95
1) McDonald, Laura 2) Mathews, Kristy
3) Errecart, Robin 4) Catalano, Shannon
26.98 29.02 30.11 30.04 27.41 29.06 29.80 29.40
26.24 29.24 29.33 29.09 27.07 29.96 30.32 29.88
5 Pacific 'B' 7:44.23
1) Taylor, Marissa 2) Houck, Sarah
3) Avilla, Leilani 4) Radecke, Jennifer
27.13 29.68 30.12 29.91 27.03 30.03 30.85 30.73
26.31 29.27 29.19 29.04 26.58 29.29 29.67 29.40
6 Stanford 'B' 7:49.02
1) Cameron, Evins 2) Daly, Ashley
3) Davis, Laura 4) Watchorn, Sara
27.07 28.74 30.11 30.00 26.84 29.53 30.36 30.07
27.44 30.27 30.41 30.12 26.65 29.94 30.48 30.99

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