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Women’s Pac-12 swimming, diving championships begin in Federal Way

California, winners of three of the past five NCAA titles, features a conference-best five Olympians.


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The Pac-12 women’s swimming and diving championships got under way Wednesday night at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Stanford won the 200-yard freestyle relay and California won the 800 free relay. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin swam in both events for the Bears.

California, winners of three of the past five NCAA titles, features a conference-best five Olympians.

Washington State swimmers finished sixth in the 200 relay and eighth in the 800 relay.

Cal and Stanford are tied for first place in the team standings; WSU is seventh out of the nine teams.

Individual races and diving begin Thursday.

O’Brien service Monday

The funeral service for Eddie O’Brien, the former Seattle University star and athletic director, will be Monday at 1 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, 894 9th Ave., in Seattle. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Campion Hall dining room, 914 E. Jefferson.

Parking on campus is limited, but no parking tickets will be issued Monday afternoon to allow parking in any Seattle U lot, according to an email from Seattle U athletics.

O’Brien, a baseball and basketball star for Seattle U who played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, died Friday.

Elsewhere

• The No. 5-seeded Northwest University Eagles got a career-high 21 points from freshman Dak Shagren as they upset No. 4 seed Warner Pacific to advance to the Cascade Conference men’s basketball semifinal game on Saturday. The Eagles (20-10) will host Northwest Christian.

• Highlighted by a school record in the women’s 200 medley relay, the Seattle University swim teams posted four top-10 times in program history at the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in San Antonio. The quartet of Carlee Bock, Blaise Wittenauer-Lee, Jane Liggett and Nicole Doi finished in 1:45.60, over a half-second faster than the previous mark. As a team, the Seattle U women sit in eighth place, while the men are in seventh place after the first session.

• Seattle U’s Amanda Maddux is in ninth place after three events of the women’s pentathlon at the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Moscow, Idaho.

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