Pacific 10 Championships: Julia Smit Sets American, U.S. Open, NCAA Record in 200 IM; Lara Jackson Scares Record in 50 Free

FEDERAL WAY, Washington, February 26. THE Pacific 10 Women's Championships have gone two-for-two during the initial set of short course yard finals sessions as a pair of American, NCAA and U.S. Open records have fallen the past two nights.

One night after California's Dana Vollmer downed the American, NCAA and U.S. Open standard in the 200-yard free, Stanford's Julia Smit dropped the American, NCAA and U.S. Open records in the women's 200-yard IM.

Smit clocked a blazing fast time of 1:53.11 to win the event. The swim lowered Katie Hoff's American and U.S. Open record of 1:53.77 set in Annapolis in December of 2007. Her time also bested the NCAA record of 1:53.91 set by Maggie Bowen of Auburn back in 2002.

Meanwhile, Lara Jackson came up just short of her NCAA and American record of 21.33 in the women's 50-yard free when she scorched the pool with a 21.36 to win the splash and dash.

Additionally, Arizona's Alyssa Anderson claimed the women's 500-yard free crown with a time of 4:38.71. In the diving well, UCLA's Marisa Samaniego clinched the one-meter diving crown with a tally of 320.85 points.

In a head-to-head battle, Arizona touched out California, 1:27.47 to 1:27.77, in the women's 200-yard freestyle relay. Arizona's time came from Jackson, Anna Turner, Justine Schluntz and Taylor Baughman, while Vollmer, Hannah Wilson, Erica Dagg and Liv Jensen swam for Cal.

Arizona held the team title lead after the first day with 510.5 points, while Cal stood second with 448.5 points. Stanford (430), Southern California (327) and UCLA (284) completed the top five.