LONG BEACH, Calif. ?C After the first night of events, the University of Arizona womenˇ?s swim team is in second place at the Pac-10 Women's Swimming Championships with 116 points. Leading the pack is California with 118 total points.
The first event of the night was the 200 yard medley relay. The Wildcats finished in first place with a conference and meet record time of 1:36.57 behind a team of?Hailey DeGolia, Annie Chandler, Lara Jackson and Anna Turner. Finishing in second place was the Cardinal of Stanford followed by the Golden Bears of California.
"Sometimes things happen when you least expect it and I didn't expect them to swim quite that fast, but they did a great job," said head coach Frank Busch, who won his seventh Pac-10 Coach of the Year award this season. "I don't think any of our legs were really, really sharp, but they were all good. At this meet, that's kind of what you hope for.
"I feel like we're swimming well and in a good spot."
In the second and final event of the night, the 800-yard free relay, Arizonaˇ?s team of Leone Vorster, Lacey Nymeyer, Katherine Raatz and Anna Turner finished in fourth place. Finishing in first place was California followed by Stanford and Washington, respectively.
Up Next: Tomorrow the Wildcats will continue in their pursuit to defend their Pac-10 title in Long Beach, Calif.? Day 2 features a total of four?events, with the bulk of the meet slated for Friday and Saturday.
Thursday's events, start at 6 p.m.in Long Beach with the 500 free, followed by the 200 IM, 50 free and 200 free relay.