Feb. 27, 2003
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The Arizona women's swimming and diving squad sits in sixth place with 217 points after the first day of the Pac-10 Championships from Federal Way, Wash. UCLA leads the pack after day one with 418.50 points with Stanford in second with 409 and USC currently stands third (353 points). Rounding out the top five were host squad California (301 pts.) and Arizona State (239 points).
Sophomore Emily Mason, who holds the meet record in the 500y free, placed second in that event behind USC's Kaitlin Sandeno when she touched the wall in 4:43.27. Mason's swim Thursday night was good enough for an NCAA automatic qualifying time.
Freshman Katie Wills also joined Mason on the ledger in the 500y free with a sixth place finish (4:49.81).
Elsewhere, sophomore Jessica Hayes finished eighth in the 50y free when completed the race in a time of 23.55. Arizona's 200y free relay squad earned a fifth place finish with a time of 1:32.53.
For the 'Cats divers, junior All-American Claire Febvay garnered 272.25 points in the 1-meter springboard en route to a sixth place mark.
The 2003 Pac-10 Championships resume Friday with preliminaries at 11 am while the finals conclude the day's proceedings at 6 pm.