Women's Swim Team Finishes Sixth at SEC Championships
Feb. 19, 2000
AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Kentucky women's swimming & diving team finished sixth with 332 points at the 2000 Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday night at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center. The UK men's team finished in eighth place with 267 points, just 14 points separating the Cats from fifth place.
Two school records were broken on the women's side, while the UK men's 400-yard freestlye relay broke the existing school mark, as well as Eddie Clement who broke the UK record in the 200 butterfly, the oldest record in the UK record book.
Senior Annabel Kosten broke her own record in the 100 freestyle, finishing fifth in a time of 49.85. Kosten's time met the NCAA provisional time standard and bettered her old record by fourth one-hundredths of a second. Kosten was also a member of the UK record-breaking 400 freestyle relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:23.01. The relay team of Jaime Siegele, Jenny Priester, Carolyn Rader, and Kosten met the NCAA provisional time standard and broke the existing record of 3:24.28 set in 1999.
Rader finished fifth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:02.33, meeting the NCAA provisional time standard.
Melissa Olson finished sixth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:00.09, which met the NCAA "B" cut, her third NCAA cut of the meet.
Junior diver Sarah Fields placed sixth on the women's platform diving event with a score of 397.40, qualifying for the NCAA Zone Diving Meet.
The UK men's 400 freestyle relay of Shaun Zitani, David Tweedie, Macon White, and Aaron Workman broke the school mark with a time 2:57.97, more than a second faster than the old record of 2:59.28 set at the 1999 SEC Championships. The relay finished fourth overall.
Freshman diver Clayton Moss recorded a fourth place finish on the men's platform diving event with a score of 529.45, the second highest score on the platform event in UK history. Moss has now qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Meet in all three diving events.
"We had some real good swims over the course of the meet," UK coach Gary Conelly said. "This was just a really fast meet, but the kids stepped up and met the challenge. We came up a few points shy on the men's side from finishing fifth, but we had some outstanding swims."
Complete meet results can be found on the internet at www.secsports.com or www.auburn.edu/athletics/secswimming.
(UK Top 8 Finishers)
Women's 100 Freestyle
5. Annabel Kosten UK 49.85 * !
Women's 200 Butterfly
5. Carolyn Rader UK 2:02.33 *
Women's Platform Diving
6. Sarah Fields UK 397.40 ?
Women's 400 Freestyle Relay
4. UK (A. Kosten, J. Siegele, J. Priester, C. Rader) 3:23.01 * !
Men's 400 Freestyle Relay
5. UK (S. Zitani, D. Tweedie, M. White, A. Workman) 2:57.97 * !
Women's 100 Freestyle 5. Annabel Kosten UK 49.85 * !
Women's 200 Butterfly 5. Carolyn Rader UK 2:02.33 *
Women's Platform Diving 6. Sarah Fields UK 397.40 ?
Women's 400 Freestyle Relay 4. UK (A. Kosten, J. Siegele, J. Priester, C. Rader) 3:23.01 * !
Men's 400 Freestyle Relay 5. UK (S. Zitani, D. Tweedie, M. White, A. Workman) 2:57.97 * !
# - NCAA "A" Cut
Team Scores Men's 1. Auburn 752 5. LSU 281 2. Florida 680.5 6. USC 278 3. Tennessee 637 7. Alabama 269 4. Georgia 426.5 8. UK 2675. LSU 382