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Volume 68, Issue 59, Friday, November 15, 2002


Cougars defend the Natatorium

By Lauren McFarlane
The Daily Cougar

The Cougar swimming and diving team will look to make the most of its final home meet of the fall semester as it hosts Louisiana-Monroe at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the UH Natatorium.

The Indians lost to Southern Illinois, 129-106, last weekend. But Kristen Houston won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events; Claire Beene received top honors in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of two minutes, 16.66 seconds.

Freshman swimmer Stacey Williams and the UH swimming and diving team will defend the UH Natatorium for the final time this semester. The Cougars host Louisiana-Monroe at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
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As for UH, senior Yulia Pakhalina placed first in the three-meter diving competition at the Tennessee Diving Invitational last weekend. 

Pakhalina won the C-USA Diver of the Week award for the second consecutive week.

The Cougars are coming off losses to Rice and Arkansas. Against Rice, freshman swimmer Stacey Williams was second in the 200-yard butterfly and third in the 500-yard freestyle and the Cougars swept the 400-yard individual medley with Lucile Turpin coming in first, Vicki Blocker second and Jessica DeWitt third.

In the Arkansas match, senior captain Falon Hopkins took second-place honors in the 50-yard freestyle and the girls swept the 100-yard breaststroke with Tatjana Banjeglav in first, Hopkins in second and Laura Starr in third.

The team will next travel to Austin to compete in the Texas Invitational on Dec. 5.

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