PULLMAN, Washington, October 10. CALIFORNIA opened its season over the weekend with back-to-back women’s victories. After defeating Washington State on Friday, 168-94, the Golden Bears collected a 170-84 decision of Idaho on Saturday. Leading the way was freshman Jessica Hardy, the world-record holder in the 100 breaststroke and making her collegiate debut.
Hardy posted wins in the 50 (23.88) and 100 (51.22) freestyles against Washington State and took top honors in the 200 breast against Idaho with a time of 2:19.82. She was supported by Helen Silver who won the 200 free against Washington State in 1:52.37 and who prevailed in the 100 back against Idaho with a swim of 56.85. Annie Babicz doubled in the Friday meet, winning the 100 fly (56.72) and 200 individual medley (2:06.64).
Genevieve Patterson won the 100 breaststroke in both meets and Emily Silver was the 400 I.M. victor against Idaho, as she touched the wall in 4:28.66. Rachel Ridgeway won the 1,000 free (10:24.58) against Washington State and took first in the 200 butterfly against Idaho in 2:05.07.