FEDERAL WAY, Wash. The No. 2 Arizona womens swimming and diving team moved into first place after the second day of competition at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships. Arizona has a total of 795 points, in second place is Southern California with 771.5 points. Rounding out the top five teams are UCLA (766), Stanford (702) and California (642.5). The meet is being held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.
Arizona placed second in the 800 free relay when they touched the wall at 7:12.26, a NCAA automatic qualifying time. The relay team consisted of juniors Caroline Kilian, Sarah Tolar, Jenny Vanker and Katie Zimbone.
Individually for the Wildcats sophomore Amanda Beard placed second in the 100 breast with a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:01.63. Tolar came in second in the 200 free at 1:46.66, while Vanker placed fourth at 1:48.12. Sophomore Beth Botsford finished in third place in the 100 back with the time of 54.63.
In womens three meter diving senior Lindsay Berryman placed fifth with 481.10 points.
On the mens side juniors Omar Ojeda and Ruben Vaca placed first and second, respectively, on the three meter. Ojeda scored 364.15 points to Vacas 361.80 points.
Todays finals will begin at 5 p.m. P.S.T. Today is the last day of the event. Both the mens and womens diving teams will head to Seattle, Wash., to participate in the Zone E Diving Championships from March 9-10. The womens swimming and diving team will travel to Long Island, N.Y., to compete in the 2001 NCAA Championships, March 15-17.