Feb. 28, 2004
Long Beach Calif.- The Arizona women's swimming and diving team completed the 2004 Pac-10 Championships Saturday with a total of 1,221.50 points. Junior Jessica Hayes took home the Pac-10 title in the 200-yard backstroke with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:56.41.
Freshman Melissa Johnson posted the first NCAA consideration time of the evening in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:45.59. In the 100-yard freestyle sophomores Marshi Smith, Ryann Hackett, and freshman Kathryn Elofson finished with consolation final honors each posting an NCAA consideration time.
In the 200-yard breaststroke sophomore Erin Sieper and senior Jessica Wagner tallied two more NCAA consideration times finishing fourth (2:15.58) and fifth (2:15.64) respectively. Freshman Whitney Myers finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.37) and junior Emily Mason finished sixth (1:56.81) where both swimmers posted NCAA automatic qualifying times in an extremely fast championship heat.
To conclude the 2004 Pac-10 Championships the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Jessica Hayes, Marshi Smith, freshman Lauren Preyss, and Ryann Hackett finished fourth with an NCAA consideration time of 3:21.07.
For the men's platform diving competition in Federal Way, Wash., senior Josh Anderson finished fourth with a total of 450.85 points.
The Wildcats will be back in the pool March 4-6 when the men's swimming team travels to Long Beach, Calif. for the Pac-10 Championships.
2004 Pac-10 Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Final Score
1 Stanford 1,380
2 UCLA 1,329
3 Arizona 1,221.5
4 California 1,117.5
5 Arizona State 863
6 USC 806.5
7 Oregon State 405.5
8 Washington 396
9 Washington St. 278