TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona women’s swim team jumped out to a strong start on day one at the NCAA Championships inside the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on Thursday.
The Wildcats are seventh place in the team standings with 68 points. Georgia has the lead after the opening day of competition with 189 points followed by Stanford (136) and California (126).
Brandon, who qualified seventh in the prelims of the 500 free, improved her positioning in the finals for a fifth-place finish with a time of 4:36.91.
After posting a personal best time of 21.53 in the prelims of the 50 free to qualify first in the finals, senior Margo Geer was not quite able to defend her national title in the event as she finished third with a time of 21.73. Her prelim time ranks second in school history in the event.
The Wildcats continue the NCAA Championships tomorrow with the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay.
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