Day one of the Arizona Invitational is completed
TUCSON, Ariz. The No. 4 - University of Arizona women's swimming and diving team defeated Northern Arizona 157-120 today. The meet opened up the second half of the season for the Wildcats and was held at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
Sophomore Amanda Beard competed for the first time this season for Arizona after returning from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Beard competed in four events for the Wildcats, placing first in two individual events and in the 400 free relay. In the 200 IM Beard swam to a time of 2:07.37 and in the 200 fly she touched the wall at 2:10.39. The first place 400 free relay team was made up of Amy Bouta, Beard, Maria Papadopoulou and Julie Manitt and they swam to a time of 3:41.36.
Freshman Jessica Wagner finished first in two events this afternoon, the 100 breast (1:05.95) and the 200 breast (2:23.49).
In three meter diving seniors Adrian David and Lindsay Berryman placed first and second with 263.70 and 257.70 points respectively. Junior Sara Quijano placed fifth (232.00), while junior Hazel Johnson tied for sixth (219.45).
Berryman placed second in one meter diving scoring 246.70 points and Quijano placed third with 211.00 points. David placed fifth (203.45) while Johnson placed seventh (190.65).
The Wildcat diving team held the first day of the Arizona Invitational today. Competing in the event along with the Cats are Northern Arizona, Arizona State and Brigham Young. Berryman placed third in the all around competition on the one meter, while Quijano was sixth, David eighth and Johnson 10th. On the three meter David finished first, Berryman third, Quijano sixth and Johnson tied for eighth.
On the men's side of the Arizona Invitational senior Ruben Vaca placed first on the one meter scoring 323.65 points and freshman Alex Vollelunga placed second with 300.00 points. Senior Arno Bergstrom placed fifth (274.90), sophomore Scott Koenig placed seventh (251.40) and freshman Josh Anderson placed ninth (218.15). Vaca also finished first on the three meter scoring 312.60 points, while Koenig placed third with 305.40 points. Vollelunga placed sixth (291.35), Bergstrom placed seventh (269.35) and Anderson placed ninth (235.25).
The final day of the Arizona Invitational will be Saturday, January 13. Competition begins at 10 a.m. with the men's three meter. The next dual meet for the Arizona men's and women's swimming and diving team will be January 19 against California followed the next day by a dual meet against Stanford. Both meets will take place at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.