NCAA Div. I Women: Cal Downs pacific as Natalie Wins Three

BERKELEY, CA., October 12. THE University of California's women's swimming team (1-0) opened the 2002-03 season with a 142-116 win over Pacific in a
dual meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

The Golden Bears were led by junior Natalie Coughlin, 2002 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, who won three events — all in nation-leading times. The world record-holder for the 100 meter backstroke captured golds in the 1000 yard freestyle (9:55.25), 100 yard backstroke (55.41) and 100 yard butterfly (53.21).

Coughlin holds Americaan/NCAA records in the 100-200 yard back events as well as the 100 fly and, leading off Cal's 400 sprint relay at NCAAs in Texas last March, set the current AR/national-collegiate standard in the 100 free too.

Others notching wins for Cal included senior Staciana Stitts, a Sydney Olympian who won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:02.72) and 200 yard individual medley
(2:05.36).

Froshwomen Whitney Rockwell and Helen Silver also claimed victories, as Rockwell won the 50 yard freestyle (23.99) and Silver the 200 back (pr 2:02.35). Sophomore Marcelle Miller swam a 2:20.10 in the 200 breast to capture that event.

Cal will next split their squad and participate in the Pacific Invitational at Stockton, Calif. Oct. 25-26, as well as at the Southern Methodist University Classic in Dallas, Texas.

– Bill Bell

FINAL RESULTS

1000-yard Freestyle
1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 9:55.25
2. McDonald, Pacific 10:06.63
3. Medina, Cal 10:21.97
4. Whitney, Cal 10:25.28
5. Miller, Cal 10:37.25
6. Cartmell, Pacific 10:46.73

200-yard Freestyle
1. Robin Errecart, Pacific 1:51.44
2. Chandler, Cal 1:53.35
3. Medina, Cal 1:53.75
4. Burden, Cal 1:54.13
5. Taylor, Pacific 1:54.61
6. Avilla, Pacific 1:54.72
7. Morelli, Cal 1:56.32
8. Houck, Pacific 1:56.76

100-yard Backstroke
1. Natalie Coughlin, Cal 55.41
2. Silver, Cal 57.53
3. Hastings, Cal 58.44
4. Burrill, Pacific 59.35
5. Winters, Pacific 59.94
6. Inai, Pacific 1:01.64
7. Shasky, Pacific 1:01.65

100-yard Breaststroke
1. Staciana Stitts, Cal 1:02.72
2. Ng, Cal 1:07.58
3. Schmidt, Pacific 1:07.90
4. Calder, Cal 1:08.19
5. Monroe, Cal 1:08.52
6. Yoshida, Pacific 1:08.80
7. Straw, Pacific 1:09.87

200-yard Butterfly
1. Shannon Catalano, Pacific 2:03.61
2. Morelli, Cal 2:04.14
3. Chandler, Cal 2:08.25
4. Rais, Cal 2:09.25
5. Whitney, Cal 2:13.10
6. Klopp, Pacific 2:14.79
7. Buchanan, Pacific 2:16.86

50-yard Freestyle
1. Whitney Rockwell, Cal 23.99
2. Harper, Cal 24.12
3. Bingaman, Cal 24.41
4. Avilla, Pacific 24.87
5. Schmidt, Pacific 24.90
6. Kerr, Pacific 25.07
7. Besmer, Pacific 25.33
8. Palsson, Cal 25.49

100-yard Freestyle
1. Robin Errecart, Pacific 51.48
2. Becks, Cal 51.71
3. Kerr, Pacific 54.25
4. Moirao, Pacific 55.07
5. Plume, Pacific 56.16
Ex.Burden, Cal 53.49
Ex.Harper, Cal 53.66
Ex.Binagman, Cal 54.31

200-yard Backstroke
1. Helen Silver, Cal 2:02.35
2. Burrill, Pacific 2:08.57
3. Winters, Pacific 2:09.78
4. Avilla, Pacific 2:14.13
5. Shasky, Pacific 2:16.04
Ex.Hastings, Cal 2:03.07
Ex.Ng, Cal 2:05.26

200-yard Breaststroke
1. Marcelle Miller, Cal 2:20.10
2. Mathews, Pacific 2:24.17
3. Yoshida, Pacific 2:25.39
4. Houck, Pacific 2:26.19
5. Ashizawa, Pacific 2:29.50
Ex.Monroe, Cal 2:24.32
Ex.Calder, Cal 2:26.85
Ex.Chandler, Cal 2:32.85

500-yard Freestyle
1. McDonald, Pacific 4:58.25
2. Medina, Cal 5:02.58
3. Radecke, Pacific 5:03.12
4. Cartmell, Pacific 5:17.22
Ex.Morelli, Cal 5:04.23
Ex.Rais, Cal 5:09.00
Ex.Burden, Cal 5:14.80

100-Yard Butterfly
1.Natalie Coughlin, Cal 53.21
2.Catalano, Pacific 55.97
3.Straw, Pacific 1:01.20
4.Taylor, Pacific 1:01.38
5.Besmer, Pacific 1:08.88
Ex.Becks, Cal 58.75
Ex.Palsson, Cal 59.95
Ex.Calder, Cal 1:04.07

200-yard Individual Medley
1.Staciana Stitts, Cal 2:05.36
2.Houck, Pacific 2:10.37
3.Mathews, Pacific 2:11.69
4.Inai, Pacific 2:17.75
5.Klopp, Pacific 2:19.27
Ex.Ng, Cal 2:06.20
Ex.Hastings, Cal 2:09.14
Ex.Miller, Cal 2:14.43

200-yard Freestyle Relay
1.Pacific 1:38.08
(Catalano, Avilla, Schmidt, Errecart)
2.California 1:38.45
(Silver, Stitts, Rockwell, Chandler)
3.Pacific 1:39.52
4.Pacific 1:44.48
5.Pacific 1:47.81
Ex.California 1:38.55
(Amano, Becks, Palsson, Medina)
Ex.California 1:39.41
(Burden, Harper, Bingaman, Whitney)

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