NCAA Div. I Women: After Day 3, Texas Remains Unbeaten at Big 12 Champs

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 16. THE NUMBER 9-RANKED Texas women¹s swimming and diving team maintained its unbeaten streak, as it swept the individual and relay events for the second consecutive night at the 2001 Women¹s Swimming and Diving Big 12 Championships at the Jamail Swim Center.

Texas stands in first place with a total of 708.5 points, followed by Texas A&M (400.5), Nebraska (356.5), Iowa State (309.5), Missouri (268) and Kansas (266). After 14 events, the Longhorns have won every individual and relay title.

Senior Colleen Lanné (Tuscon, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic) again dominated in the finals, posting a sizzling conference meet record of 1:44.93 in the 200-yard freestyle. It marked her second individual win, as she took home first in the 50 freestyle on Thursday.

The Longhorns opened the meet with their fourth consecutive title in the 200 medley relay. The team of Lanné, Kelley Robins (Houston, Texas/Atwy International), junior Helen Denman (Dalkeith, Australia/University of Western Australia) and senior Shona Kitson (Windsor, Ontario, Canada/Vincent Massey) cruised to a conference meet and pool record time of 1:38.38. The Longhorns broke the Jamail Swim Center record set by Stanford (Loveless, Sanders, Jorgensen, Thompson) in 1992.

Freshman Rachel Harris (Subiaco, Australia/Methodist Cadies Colllege) followed the Longhorn¹s trend in the 200 medley relay, posting her own Big 12 record in the 400 IM (4:14.58), while sophomore Emily Ballenger
(Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna) touched fifth in a time of 4:24.11.

In the third event of the evening, Kitson pulled out a close win over teammate sophomore Tanica Jamison (Dubin, Calif./Dublin), as she set a conference meet record in the 100 fly (53.73). Jamison, the defending fly titlist, finished second in a time of 53.78.

Denman, in the 100 breaststroke event, kept Texas¹ streak of first-place finishes alive, when she record her first conference win. Denman notched an NCAA automatic time of 1:01.83, while Nebraska¹s Elvira Fisher finished in second (1:02.06).

In the final individual event of the night, junior Bethany Lindberg (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge) garnered her first conference title in the 100 backstroke (54.41). Texas finished the night with the foursome of Jamison, senior Erin Howarth (Shrewbury, Mass./
Shrewbury), junior Lauren Martin (Houston, Texas/The Bolles School) and sophomore Erin Phenix (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Ursuline Academy) grabbing gold in the 800 freestyle (7:18.65).

The 2001 Big 12 Women¹s Swimming and Diving Championships will wrap up on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Jamail Swim Center with the swimming preliminaries
beginning at 11 a.m and finals at 7 p.m. Diving for both men¹s and women¹s is slated to start at 10 a.m. Admission to all prelim events are free, while
final events are $4 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.

Team totals
Texas, 708.5 points
Texas A&M, 400.5
Nebraska, 356.5
Iowa State, 309.5
Missouri, 268
Kansas, 266


200-yard medley relay
1. Texas, 1:38.38
(Kelley Robins, Helen Denman, Shona Kitson,
Colleen Lanne), Big 12 record, old record 1:40.46) 2. Nebraska,1:42.39
3. Iowa State, 1:43.23
4. Missouri, 1:44.90
5. Kansas, 1:45.08
6. Texas A&M, 1:45.55

400 individual medley
1. Rachel Harris, Texas, 4:14.58
(Big 12 record, old record 4:17.27)
2. Petra Plaminkova, Iowa State, 4:21.53
3. Rebecca Wolfe, Nebraska, 4:22.93
3. Alex Baldree, Texas A&M, 4:22.92
5. Gwen Haley,Kansas, 4:24.11
5. Emily Bellinger, Texas, 4:24.11
7. Sarah Peffer, Nebraska,4:26.59
8. Beth J Schryer, Kansas, 4:27.67

100 butterfly
1. Shona Kitson, Texas, 53.73
(Big 12 record, old record 54.50)
2. Tanica Jamison, Texas, 53.78
3. Carmen Cosgrove, Nebraska, 54.58
4. Clara Ho, Texas A&M, 54.68
5. Jenny Cray, Texas, 55.65
6. Susanne Notbohm, Iowa State, 55.84
7. Bethany Lindberg, Texas, 55.96
8. Beth Kariaca, Nebraska, 55.97

200 freestyle
1. Colleen Lanne, Texas, 1:44.93
(Big 12 record, old record 1:46.17)
2. Erin Phenix, Texas, 1:46.14
3. Lauren Martin, Texas, 1:48.90
4. Erin Howarth, Texas, 1:48.95
5. Jacinta Van Lint, Texas, 1:50.52
6. Carrie Kirkham, Kansas,1:50.52
7. Rena Kelinson, Iowa State, 1:52.67
8. Barbara Auer, Nebraska,1:52.14

100 breaststroke
1. Helen Denman, Texas, 1:01.83
2. Elvira Fisher, Nebraska,1:02.06
3. Keri Hehn, Nebraska, 1:03.14
4. Carolyn Grevers, Kansas, 1:03.73
5. Marie-Eve Trembley, Iowa State, 1:03.80
6. Tiffany Bohon, Missouri,1:04.83
7. Sarah Lo, Missouri, 1:04.91
8. Courtney McKinney, Texas A&M,1:05.74

100 backstroke
1. Bethany Lindberg, Texas, 54.41
2. Kelley Robins, Texas, 55.42
3. Courtney Timmons,Texas, 56.15
4. Lindsey Highstrom, Nebraska, 56.49
5. Sharisse Blau, TexasA&M, 57.69
6. Ellen Cross, Missouri, 57.71
7. Amy Osmun, Texas A&M, 57.92
8. Barbara Auer, Nebraska, 58.20

800 freestyle relay
1. Texas, 7:18.65
(Tanica Jamison, ErinHowarth, Lauren Martin, Erin
2. Texas A&M, 7:30.11
3. Nebraska, 7:31.19
4. Iowa State, 7:33.50
5. Missouri, 7:33.86
6. Kansas, 7:38.57

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