Cougar Women at the Top After Day 1 of the Speedo Cup

Juior Angela Goodson was part of the first-place 400 medley relay team at the Speedo Cup. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LONG BEACH -- After day one of competition at the Speedo Cup the BYU women's swim team is in first place (378) followed by University of California San Diego (257). The BYU men's team is in third (285) behind Stanford (575.5) and Air Force (289).

"Everybody swam well today," said BYU women's head swim coach Stan Crump. "We had a lot of season bests and everyone got better."

The Cougar women started the meet off with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:36.58) with swims from sophomores Leilani Roberts and Whitney Jones, freshman Kirsty Ferrell and senior Sarah Woodbury. The BYU women then placed first, second and fourth in the 500 free getting swims from freshman Natasha Menezes (4:55.30), senior Brittany Davis-Burk (5:00.42) and sophomore Whitney Hall (5:04.32), respectively.

Senior Angela Goodson swam well for the Cougars as she placed second in the 200 IM (2:05.44) and was part of the first-place 400 medley relay with Davis-Burk, Roberts, and junior Jamie Bloom (3:48.85).

For the BYU men's squad senior Brett Allen placed second in the 50 free (20.03), but during the prelim round Allen swam the fastest 50 free split in the nation of the 2006-07 season at 19.82.

"Brett's 50 free was really impressive this morning," said BYU men's head swim coach Tim Powers. "He and many other guys swam well for us today."

The 200 free relay of Allen, seniors Chris Patience and Jorge Azevedo and junior Travis Price took second (1:21.52). The 400 medley relay team also finished second with swims from Allen, Azevedo and sophomores Jacoby Jacobson and David Scott (3:20.31).

As for the other individual events on the men's side Price turned in a seventh-place finish in the 500 free (4:32.61).

Day 2 of the Speedo Cup will continue on Friday. To view results of Day 1 and 2 go to http://www.swim.uci.edu/2006speedocup.html.