Cougar Swimming & Diving Finishes Sixth at Independent Championships

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    OAKLAND, Mich. -- The University of Houston women's swimming & diving team finished in sixth among a field of eight teams at the National Independent Championships in Oakland, Michigan. The Cougars were paced by five finishers scoring for the team in the mile (1650-yard freestyle), led by junior Elissa Nelson with a time of 17:09.31. Sophomore standout Jessica Blake was fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.17.

    Individual UH athletes will have a chance to compete in the NCAA Championships next month. Sophomore Falon Hopkins is a provisional qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly while freshman diver Yulia Pakhalina will attempt to qualify in the NCAA Zone meet next week.

                                  NIC CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
                                   FEBUARY 22-24, 2001
    WOMEN'S FINAL SCORES
    

    PL ID Team Name-Abbrev Points ------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 501 CINCINNATI UC 696 2 506 OAKLAND OU 622 3 505 NORTHERN ARIZONA NAU 564 4 508 WESTERN KENTUCKY WKU 488 5 502 FLORIDA ATLANTIC FAU 452 6 503 HOUSTON UH 421 7 507 LOUISIANA - LAFAYETTE ULL 181 8 504 ILLINOIS STATE ISU 172

    Event 15 Women 1650 Freestyle Sponsor: Mike Simetkosky NIC Record: * 16:21.44 Arnould, SCU 02/1990 2000 NIC: ! 16:48.38 Oberg, Cincinnati 02/2000 OUAC Pool: # 16:51.23 Oberg, Cincinnati 02/1999 NCAA: ------ 16:20.68 Prov: ------ 16:50.10 PL Meet ID Name Yr Team Finals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 1014 OBERG, MARIA UC 16:32.92!Prov- 2 1123 WARD, DANIELLE OU 16:47.28!Prov- 3 1032 VANDER PLOATS, ANDREA FAU 16:53.40 4 1094 URBAN, CHELSEY NAU 17:07.98 5 1042 NELSON, ELISSA UH 17:09.31 6 1050 TURPIN, LUCILLE UH 17:26.25 7 1002 CONRAD, SHAUNA UC 17:34.92 8 1083 FAJARDO, MONIKA NAU 17:43.22 9 1008 HEWITT, LOUISE UC 17:49.43 10 1129 GUERRA, MARIA UL 17:49.49 11 1092 SCOTT, SUSAN NAU 17:59.61 12 1148 STANLEY, PENTA WKU 18:02.73 13 1118 SIMETKOSKY, ANGELA OU 18:04.34 14 1047 SANCHEZ, ANGELA UH 18:09.81 15 1037 FOGLIETTA, AGUSTINA UH 18:17.37 16 1043 OSBORNE, LINDA UH 18:27.13

    Event 16 Women 200 Backstroke Sponsor: Ronald & Elizabeth Lynn NIC Record: * 1:59.00 Svensson, Cincinnati 02/2000 2000 NIC: ! 1:59.00 Svensson, Cincinnati 02/2000 OUAC Pool: # 2:00.85 Beckwith, WKU 02/1999 NCAA: ------ 1:58.19 Prov: ------ 2:01.73 PL Meet ID Name Yr Team Prelims Finals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Finals 1 1094 URBAN, CHELSEY NAU 2:01.12 2:01.25 Prov 2 1138 CAREY, BRANDI WKU 2:07.26 2:01.61 Prov 3 1114 LYNN, YVONNE OU 2:03.05 2:02.92 4 1033 BLAKE, JESSICA UH 2:06.90 2:04.17 5 1027 PANCAKE, KELLY FAU 2:04.45 2:04.58 6 1086 KURSISS, KRISTEN NAU 2:05.62 2:05.18 7 1021 BATLEY, KATIE FAU 2:08.07 2:07.23 8 1007 GOWENS, LOUISE UC 2:07.87 2:08.61 * Consolations 9 1060 DUDLEY, TIFFANY ISU 2:08.87 2:06.06 10 1085 HASHAGEN, JODI NAU 2:08.86 2:07.90 11 1016 SEGAL, PAMELA UC 2:10.83 2:09.72 12 1104 CARLIN, KELLY OU 2:11.02 2:11.02 13 1113 LONGHURST, JORDAN OU 2:12.93 2:11.23 14 1040 LINN, RORY UH 2:12.26 2:11.49 15 1149 THOMAS, DEANNE WKU 2:12.26 2:12.03 16 1066 NEUBAUER, ANDREA ISU 2:14.58 2:12.43

    Event 17 Women 100 Freestyle Sponsor: Laub family & Bonny Wrobel NIC Record: * 50.29 Box, FAU 02/1998 2000 NIC: ! 50.52 Jorgensen, Cincinnati 02/2000 OUAC Pool: # 51.53 Strelets, OU 02/2001 NCAA: ------ 49.39 Prov: ------ 50.87 PL Meet ID Name Yr Team Prelims Finals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Finals 1 1121 STRELETS, OKSANA OU 50.97 50.43!Prov 2 1151 ZERHUSEN, MEGAN WKU 52.37 51.53# 3 1004 DE JONG, MAREIN UC 51.84 51.65 4 1030 SOLOMON, TESSA FAU 52.41 52.49 5 1147 MOUNTFORD, SYDNEY WKU 52.49 52.56 6 1028 PETERSSON, EMMA FAU 52.89 52.79 7 1022 BEITEL, JACQUELINE FAU 52.75 52.90 8 1013 MEYER, GRANDY UC 52.55 52.96 * Consolations 9 1058 CROWDER, LINDSAY ISU 53.13 52.63 10 1084 FAZIO, LEIA NAU 53.22 52.97 11 1005 ELLIS, JENNY UC 53.58 53.12 12 1041 MATOVIC, JELENA UH 53.17 53.14 13 1128 GREGALIS, ABBY UL 53.50 53.15 14 1104 CARLIN, KELLY OU 53.78 53.93 15 1145 KOSTELNIK, KRISTY WKU 54.02 54.00 16 1137 CAREY, BETH WKU 54.08 54.18

    Event 18 Women 200 Breaststroke Sponsor: Aurt family & Lesnau family NIC Record: * 2:15.82 Kinsela, OU 02/2000 2000 NIC: ! 2:15.82 Kinsela, OU 02/2000 OUAC Pool: # 2:17.88 Jordaan, Evansville 02/1999 NCAA: ------ 2:13.74 Prov: ------ 2:17.75 PL Meet ID Name Yr Team Prelims Finals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Finals 1 1012 MCGIBBON, SERENA UC 2:20.31 2:17.54#Prov 2 1095 WARNER, ANNIE NAU 2:21.57 2:21.54 3 1126 CORDON, BEATRIZ UL 2:24.05 2:22.94 4 1102 AURIT, SHELLY OU 2:24.17 2:23.01 5 1011 LOOSOVA, MONIKA UC 2:23.28 2:23.08 6 1036 EBELING, STACEY UH 2:25.64 2:25.18 7 1031 SOUDERS, MERI FAU 2:26.14 2:26.37 8 1047 SANCHEZ, ANGELA UH 2:25.16 2:27.67 * Consolations 9 1024 KENNEDY, KRISTINA FAU 2:26.29 2:24.81 10 1106 FROLOVA, VERONICA OU 2:27.65 2:26.85 11 1015 RICHARDSON, KIM UC 2:27.79 2:26.95 12 1148 STANLEY, PENTA WKU 2:27.26 2:28.00 13 1045 PHARES, CORRIE UH 2:28.79 2:28.14 14 1003 CURTIN, JULIANNE UC 2:29.96 2:29.25 15 1136 BESCO, SARAH WKU 2:28.57 2:29.66 16 1143 FISHER, NICOLE WKU 2:30.01 2:32.68

    Event 19 Women 200 Butterfly Sponsor: Mike Simetkosky NIC Record: * 2:01.23 McPherson, Cincinnati 02/1987 2000 NIC: ! 2:03.11 Svensson, Cincinnati 02/2000 OUAC Pool: # 2:01.83 Svensson, Cincinnati 02/1999 NCAA: ------ 1:59.35 Prov: ------ 2:02.93 PL Meet ID Name Yr Team Prelims Finals ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Finals 1 1109 KORNIYENKO, TANYA OU 2:03.00 2:02.75!Prov 2 1007 GOWENS, LOUISE UC 2:07.06 2:05.93 3 1010 LIVINGSTON, TORI UC 2:05.62 2:06.70 4 1023 BRIE, KELLY FAU 2:06.66 2:06.82 5 1009 KRISS, TARA UC 2:07.42 2:07.56 6 1017 WEIS, ELIZABETH UC 2:07.46 2:08.05 7 1140 CUMMINS, LISA WKU 2:07.93 2:08.78 8 1020 AMOR, ANGELA FAU 2:08.25 2:08.80 * Consolations 9 1077 ATRASZ, RACHELLE NAU 2:08.56 2:07.13 10 1122 SWABY, TAMARA OU 2:09.52 2:07.77 11 1088 LASIK, AMANDA NAU 2:09.51 2:07.88 12 1079 BUTT, DARCY NAU 2:09.65 2:08.08 13 1150 VANANTWERP, JULIA WKU 2:11.96 2:11.59 14 1026 MARTINEZ, MARIA FAU 2:12.11 2:12.29 15 1067 NORRIS, HEATHER ISU 2:13.91 2:12.48 16 1051 WOLF, CINDY UH 2:14.98 2:19.79

    Event 20 Women Platform Diving Sponsor: The Lebovic family PL Meet ID Name Yr Team Finals s ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 1096 MORGAN, KATE NAU 315.90 2 1019 KELLERMAN, CASSIE UC 300.60 3 1105 CUNNINGHAM, DEVON OU 298.75 4 1119 SORLEY, LAURA OU 298.10 5 1097 MCKENZIE, COURTNEY NAU 270.20 6 1100 DEEM, ANNA NAU 257.30 7 1098 WAGENER, MARYANN NAU 240.15 8 1153 KACSIR, MARCI WKU 229.35 9 1152 JONES, SHANNON WKU 227.95 10 1099 KOTCHKA, NICOLE NAU 214.95 11 1018 BURNS, AMBER UC 156.50 - 1112 LIVINGSTON, KATIE OU 217.65

    Event 21 Women 400 Freestyle Relay Sponsor: OU Athletics Department NIC Record: * 3:24.91 Cincinnati 02/2000 2000 NIC: ! 3:24.91 Cincinnati 02/2000 OUAC Pool: # 3:27.09 Cincinnati 02/1999 NCAA: ------ 3:18.87 Prov: ------ 3:24.83

    PL Meet ID Name Team Finals Points ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 3030 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY A OU 3:24.55*Prov 40 WARD, DANIELLE- LYNN, YVONNE- SWABY, TAMARA- STRELETS, O.- 2 3005 UC A UC 3:26.34# 34 OBERG, MARIA- DE JONG, MAREIN- MEYER, GRANDY- ELLIS, JENNY- 3 3075 WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIV. A WKU 3:27.62 32 CAREY, BRANDI- KOSTELNIK, K.- MOUNTFORD, S.- ZERHUSEN, MEGAN- 4 3025 NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIV. A NAU 3:30.50 30 ERICK, ELLEN- PETERSON, L.- WARNER, ANNIE- FAZIO, LEIA- 5 3010 FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV. A FAU 3:30.53 28 PETERSSON, EMMA- BEITEL, J.- SOLOMON, TESSA- PANCAKE, KELLY- 6 3015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON A UH 3:33.17 26 EBELING, STACEY- MATOVIC, JELENA- NELSON, ELISSA- HOPKINS, FALON- 7 3020 ISU A ISU 3:37.06 24 ERIKSON, B.- DUCHARME, N.- DANA, ROSINSKI- CROWDER, L.- 8 3035 UL A UL 3:39.90 22 SAVCIC, DARINKA- CARRILLO, S.- CORDON, BEATRIZ- GREGALIS, ABBY-

     

     

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