Women's Swimming & Diving
    Women's Swimming in Fifth after Day Two of the NCAA's

    March 20, 1998

    MINNEAPOLIS- Behind a trio of championship finalists in the 400 IM and a host of other All-American performances, USC, the defending national champions, finished fifth after the second of the three-day competition at the 1998 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.

    Stanford leads the competition with 259 points, USC has 200 points.

    Freshman Brittany White, senior Jean Ellis Todisco and freshman Corrie Murphy finished third, fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 500 free. Junior Lindsay Benko, finished fourth on Friday and sophomore Kim Black made the consolation finals, finishing seventh.

    Junior karen campbell, finished fourth in the 100 fly. Junior Dorte Lindner and senior Natalya Chikina, finished third and 15th in the 1-meter dive and 3-meter dive.

    The Women of Troy 200 medley team reached the consolation final and finished 14th. The 800 free relay team finished eighth.

    Other USC finishers included sophomore Emily Ayers, 24th in the 100 fly, and Benko was 18th in the 200 free.

    The NCAA's conclude on Saturday.