Jan. 28, 2002
This Week's Schedule: The No. 3 ranked Arizona women and the No. 9 ranked Wildcat men will host Texas in the last home meet of the 2001-02 season. The format of the event will be similar to the format used at the NCAA Championships. There will be two days of competition, Friday and Saturday. The first session will take place on Friday and will begin at 2 p.m., the second session will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the third and final session will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Cats Last Outing: The top-ranked Cardinal defeated Arizona's men's and women's swimming and diving teams at Stanford last Friday. The No. 3 Wildcat women lost 182-118, while the No. 9 men lost 192-106. The meet took place at Stanford in Palo Alto, California.
On the men's side of the event Arizona swept the one and three-meter springboard events. Senior Ruben Vaca placed first on the one-meter, scoring 340.80 points. All-American senior Omar Ojeda and sophomore Alex Vollelunga placed second and third respectively on the one-meter with 336.75 and 290.63 points. On the three-meter event Ojeda took home first place with a total of 343.50 points. Sophomore Josh Anderson finished in second place, scoring 318.53 points and Vaca placed third, scoring 307.28 points.
Senior Roland Schoeman captured first place in the 50y free when he touched the wall at 20.02. Schoeman also won the 100y free with the time of 43.99.
For the Arizona women senior Jenny Vanker touched the wall first in the 50y free at 23.89. Freshman Jessica Hayes captured first place in the 200y backstroke with the time of 2:00.58. Arizona took home first place in the last event of the meet, the 200y free relay. The relay team was made up of Vanker, Hayes, and seniors Katie Zimbone and Caroline Kilian and touched the wall at 1:34.85.
The seventh-ranked California Golden Bears handed the Arizona men's swimming and diving team its second loss of the season on Saturday as the Bears won 130-95. On the women's side of the meet the No. 6 ranked Bears defeated the Wildcats with the final score of 135-108. The meet took place at the Spieker Aquatics Complex on the University of California campus.
Freshman Aram Kevorkian led the Cats winning two individual events, the 500y free and the 1000y free. In the 500y free Kevorkian touched the wall at 4:29.02 and in the 1000y free he touched at 9:23.61. Schoeman placed first in the 100y free with the time of 44.27.
The Cats diving squad had a strong performance at Cal as Ojeda won both the one and three-meter springboard events. Ojeda scored 379.05 points on the one-meter and 364.28 points on the three-meter. Vaca captured second place in both diving events, scoring 322.64 points on the one-meter and 317.78 points on the three-meter.
The Wildcat women were also led by a freshman in Artemis Daphnis. Daphnis won the 1000y free (9:57.58) and the 400y IM (4:17.57). Freshman Emily Mason also won an individual event, the 200y fly (2:01.91).
The Arizona women won the 400y free relay with the time of 3:24.51. The relay team was compiled of senior Jamie Krohn, juniors Julie Manitt and Annie Joseph and Hayes.
Sophomore Claire Febvay won both the one and three-meter springboard events, scoring 271.88 points and 264.53 points respectively. Freshman Tonia Kunk placed third on the three-meter with 232.88 points.
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