March 1, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona women's swimming team remains in fourth place with 740 points after day two of the Pac-10 Championships. Stanford takes a strong lead with a point total of 916. Southern California moved up to second place (792.50) while California fell into third (765). The meet will conclude tomorrow in Long Beach with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals start at 6 p.m.
The Cat's 800y free relay team set a new meet record with the time of 7:10.14. The relay team consisted of freshmen Jessica Hayes and Emily Mason and senior All-Americans Katie Zimbone and Sarah Tolar.
Tolar placed second in the 200y free, touching the wall at 1:44.92. California's Natalie Coughlin set a Pac-10 and meet record in the 200y free at 1:43.30.
Two American records fell in the second day of competition Stanford's Tara Kirk and Coughlin each posted American records. Kirk swam a 58.68 in the 100y breast, beating the old record of 59.05. Her new time was also a new Pac-10 and NCAA record. Coughlin broke her own American record (50.90) in the 100y back by posting a time of 50.71.
The meet will conclude tomorrow in Long Beach with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals start at 6 p.m.