Women's Swimming & Diving

    Mar. 1, 1997

    Stanford Wins 1997 Pac-10 Swimming and Diving Championships

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Stanford, with 1573.0 points won the 1997 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday night at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. The Cardinal, which won its 11th straight conference title, concluded the three-day event by winning just one individual event on the evening, but set a Pac-10 meet record in teh 400-yard freestyle relay. USC finished second with 1205.0 points and Arizona finished third.

    The Trojans, who finished second, had three individual winners on the evening. Senior Hope Gittings won the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.71), Kristine Quance won the 200-yard breaststroke, and junior Jean Ellis Todisco won the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.72). Todisco won the same event back at the 1995 championships.

    Stanford freshman Catherin Fox, who won the 100-yard freestyle in a Pac-10 meet record time of 48.90, joined Arizona junior Laurie Kline as the other individual winners on the night. Kline won the 1650-yard freestyle in 16:12.02.

    In diving, Stanford's Megan Gardner successfully defended her platform title with a total of 567.95 points. Junior Natalya Chikina, of USC, finished in second place with 559.35 points.

    The 1996 Men's Pac-10 Conference Swimming Championships begin Friday, March 6, at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif.

    Feb. 28, 1997

    Stanford Leads After Day Two

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Stanford, with 1015.50 points, is in first-place following day two of the 1997 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Wejerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. The Cardinal, which won two individual events and both relays, is followed by USC, in second-place (804.0), and Arizona in third (629.50).

    Stanford freshman Catherine Fox proved to be the swimmer of the evening by winning the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke. Fox's time in the butterfly, 53.27, was a Pac-10 meet record. USC also had two individual winners. Senior Kristine Quance won the 400-yard individual medley (4:11.24) and sophomore Lindsay Benko won the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.85). Other winners on the night included UCLA's Lindsay Etter who finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke. Etter, a 5-foot-8 junior from Spring, Texas, has lost only one race in the 100-yard breaststroke this season.

    In diving, USC junior Natalya Chikina won the three-meter event with a total of 484.30 points. Stanford's Carissa Zenorini finished second and UCLA's Rose Huelskamp finished third.

    The 1997 Pacific-10 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships concludes March 1, with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals beginning at 6 p.m.