March 25, 2004
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Stanford is off to a dynamic start at the 28th annual U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships, taking first place in both the solo and duet, and tying for trio in preliminary routines. The 2004 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships kicked off Thursday morning with the solo competition held at the Donald B. Canham Natatorium on the University of Michigan campus.
Katie Norris, of Stanford University (Calif.) took first in the semifinal solo routine with a 93.700, setting her 3.000 ahead of second place holder Sara Petrov, University of Alabama Birmingham. A junior at Stanford, Norris also competed on the 2004 Olympic Team Training Squad.
Ashley McHugh and Katie Norris secured another top ranking for the Cardinals with a slim lead over second place preliminary duet finishers, Kate Hooven and Becky Kim, of The Ohio State University.
Stanford University (Calif.) tied with The Ohio State University for first place in the semifinal trio routine, with Ashley McHugh, Katie Norris, and Samantha Bongiovanni-Ducl earning 93.100 (Stanford), to match that of Buckeyes' trio Kate Hooven, Becky Kim, and Lindsay Newbill.
Sarah DuBay, who earned a 71.900 in the solo competition, and a 69.300 in the duet semifinals, when joined by Sarah Van Wesep, leads host, University of Michigan.
More than 250 athletes from 29 universities are competing for collegiate national titles in the solo, duet, trio and team events. The championships are an open-class meet, combining competition for NCAA Divisions I, II and III, plus NAIA schools and clubs. The top eight athletes from today's preliminary rounds will advance to Saturday's finals.
Competition continues at the University of Michigan Aquatic Center on Friday with figures at 8:00 a.m. and team semifinals at 3:00 p.m. Finals in all events begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
1. Katie Norris (Stanford University) 93.700; 2. Sara Petrov (U of Alabama Birmingham) 90.700; 3. Jessica Brown (Univ. of Incarnate Word) 88.80; 4a Katrin Eggenberger (Honor The Ohio State University) 87.600; 4. Elisabeth Percy (Wheaton College) 87.000; 5. Danielle Kramer (Univ. of Incarnate Word) 86.900; 6. Rebeccalyn Story (Keuka College Storm) 86.300; 7. Gabriela Pinango (Canisius College) 85.300; 8. Sally Winchester (U Of Wash Husky Synchro) 84.900.
1. Ashley McHugh, Katie Norris, (Stanford University) 93.200; 2. Kate Hooven, Becky Kim (The Ohio State University) 92.800; 3. Carly Grimshaw, Chelsea Luker (The Ohio State University 91.600; 4. Elizabeth-Anne Markman, Shella Sadovnik (Stanford University) 89.700; 5. Alejandra Pinango, Gabriela Pinango (Canisius College) 89.500; 6. Amanda Haeuser, Sara Petrov (U of Alabama Birmingham) 88.600; 7. Jessica Brown, Danielle Kramer (Univ. of Incarnate Word) 87.700; 8. Jennifer Holmquist, Rachael Simon (Univ. of Incarnate Word) 87.500.
1. Ashley McHugh, Katie Norris, Samantha Bongiovanni-Ducl (Stanford) 93.100; 1. Kate Hooven, Becky Kim, Lindsay Newbill (The Ohio State University) 93.100; 3. Carly Grimshaw, Chelsea Luker, Lauren Marsh (The Ohio State University) 91.900; 4. Jennifer Kibler, Cassidy Ramage, Shella Sadovnik (Stanford University) 90.200; 5. Stephanie Jackson, Stacey Jackson, Stacy Leiker (University of Alabama Birmingham) 88.400; 6. Ruth Ashburn, Laura Gellin, Andrea Prinzbach (Canisius College) 88.100; 7. Jannifer Holmqueist, Rachael Simon, Zoe Villarreal (University of Incarnate Word) 87.900; 8. Jamee Paoloemilio, Alejandra Pinango, Katie Scanlon (Canisius College) 87.50.