Moodie Earns Two Wins, U-M Falls to Stanford and Florida

Nov. 6, 2010

Complete Results

Site: Palo Alto, Calif. (Avery Aquatic Center)
Score: Florida 300, U-M 129; Stanford 273, U-M 147
Records: U-M (2-4), Florida (2-2), Stanford (3-0)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sun., Nov. 19-21 -- at Purdue Invitational (West Lafayette, Ind.), 9 a.m.

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team lost to defending national champion Stanford, 273-147, and last year's national runner-up Florida, 300-129, on Saturday (Nov. 6), the second day of a double-dual meet held at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Michigan had two victories on the day, both involving senior sprinter Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar). She started things on the 200-yard freestyle relay, joining sophomore Deirdre Jones (Nashville, Tenn./University School of Nashville), Alexa Mehesan (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) and Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) to finish ahead of the field at 1:34.66. She also took top honors in the 50-yard freestyle (23.17), one day after having her undefeated streak snapped in that race; she finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle on Friday (Nov. 5).

The Wolverines had two other top-three individual finishes on the day. Dauw took third in the 100-yard butterfly (55.80) and sophomore Adrienne Bicek (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North), fresh off two individual victories on Friday, received a runner-up finish in the 500-yard freestyle. U-M also placed third in the 200-yard medley relay to kick off day two.

Michigan returns to the pool in two weeks at the Purdue Invitational (Fri-Sun., Nov. 19-21) in West Lafayette, Ind. The three-day competition, which the Wolverines won last season, will begin at 9 a.m.each day.

Final Team Scores
Stanford 273, MICHIGAN 147
Florida 300, MICHIGAN 129
Stanford 227, Florida 175

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day Two)

200-yard Medley Relay
1. Stanford 'A'                   1:43.80
   (Betsy Webb, Liz Smith,
    Felicia Lee, Kate Dwelley)
3. MICHIGAN 'A'                   1:44.68
   (Mattie Kukors, Angela Chokran,
    Caitlin Dauw, Natasha Moodie)
5. MICHIGAN 'B'                   1:47.30
   (Liz Johnson, Julia Andracki,
    Alexa Mehesan, Deirdre Jones)
9. MICHIGAN 'C'                   1:50.71
   (Sam Pearson, Nikki Hubbard,
    Ashley Cohagen, Katherine Carl)
50-yard Freestyle
 1. Natasha Moodie, U-M             23.17
10. Sam Pearson, U-M                26.28
 -- Alexa Mehesan, U-M              24.31
 -- Katherine Carl, U-M             24.91
400-yard Individual Medley
 1. Elizabeth Beisel, Florida     4:08.53#
 5. Mattie Kukors, U-M            4:22.89
 9. Adrienne Bicek, U-M           4:28.19
10. Melissa Lang, U-M             4:33.82
11. Courtney Beidler, U-M         4:37.16
100-yard Butterfly
 1. Felicia Lee, Stanford           54.99
 3. Caitlin Dauw, U-M               55.80
 7. Alexa Mehesan, U-M              57.87
11. Ashley Cohagen, U-M             59.09
12. Nikki Hubbard, U-M              59.75
 -- Angela Chokran, U-M             59.07
 -- Julia Andracki, U-M           1:01.28
100-yard Freestyle
 1. Andi Murez, Stanford            50.18#
 7. Deirdre Jones, U-M              53.60
 8. Katherine Carl, U-M             53.68
 -- Natasha Moodie, U-M             52.09
100-yard Backstroke
 1. Betsy Webb, Stanford            55.33#
 8. Mattie Kukors, U-M              57.78
 9. Ashley Cohagen, U-M             58.13
10. Liz Johnson, U-M                58.22
12. Sam Pearson, U-M                59.99
500-yard Freestyle
 1. Elizabeth Beisel, Florida     4:46.34#
 2. Adrienne Bicek, U-M           4:56.20
 7. Kristyne Cole, U-M            5:03.65
 9. Liz Koselka, U-M              5:06.55
10. Kally Fayhee, U-M             5:12.62
 -- Courtney Beidler, U-M         5:16.26
100-yard Breaststroke
 1. Sarah Bateman, Florida        1:03.83
 4. Melissa Lang, U-M             1:07.05
 5. Julia Andracki U-M            1:07.47
 7. Nikki Hubbard, U-M            1:08.77
 -- Angela Chokran, U-M                DQ
200-yard Freestyle Relay
 1. MICHIGAN 'A'                  1:34.66
   (Natasha Moodie, Deirdre Jones,
    Alexa Mehesan, Caitlin Dauw)
 4. MICHIGAN 'B'                  1:38.87
   (Liz Johnson, Adrienne Bicek,
    Katherine Carl, Kristyne Cole)
 -- MICHIGAN 'C'                  1:40.06
   (Mattie Kukors, Liz Koselka,
    Ashley Cohagen, Courtney Beidler)
200-yard Freestyle
 1. Shara Stafford, Florida       1:49.51
 5. Liz Koselka, U-M              1:52.72
 7. Kristyne Cole, U-M            1:53.99
10. Kally Fayhee, U-M             1:57.23
 -- Deirdre Jones, U-M            1:54.21

• Previous Results: Day One


• Though the first CSCAA poll of the 2010-11 season is set to be released in the coming weeks, Florida and Stanford were the top two teams in the country from last season. Florida won the national team title over Stanford by 2.5 points at the 2010 NCAA Championships.

• This is the third straight year that the three teams have met in a double-dual setting, with each school getting a turn at their home pool. The three teams first met in Ann Arbor in 2009 and in Gainesville, Fla., last season.

• Michigan is winless in dual meets all-time against both Florida (0-10) and Stanford (0-8).

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423