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Day 2 NCAA Prelims
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/21/2008
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Day 2 Prelim Results?

?COLUMBUS, Ohio - ?The Arizona womenˇ?s swimming and diving team continues to come up with impressive events at the 2008 NCAA Championships. During this morningˇ?s prelims, Arizona qualified twelve swimmers for individual final events tonight.

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ˇ?We had another very good morning,ˇ± said head coach Frank Busch ˇ?Tonightˇ?s going to be very critical for us, but the girls are swimming very well and we are excited to see what they will do this evening.ˇ±

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Starting off the morning session, the Wildcat team of junior Justine Schluntz, sophomore Annie Chandler, senior Brandy Collins and junior Lindsey Kelly posted top seed time in the 200 medley with a time of 1:37.62, breaking the pool record.

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In the 100 breaststroke prelim, Chandler won her heat and posted a second-seeded time of 1:00.23. Senior Jacquelyn Craft and junior Jessica Embick also qualified for second swims in tonightˇ?s consolation final.?

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Arizona continued its dominance of the freestyle events in this morningˇ?s 200. Senior Lacey Nymeyer posted a second-seeded time of 1:44.49. Qualifying for the consolation final, sophomore Leone Vorster had an impressive swim to put her in as the 13th seed, while junior Taylor Baughman is seeded 14th for tonightˇ?s final.

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DeGolia, Schluntz and sophomore Ana Agy led the Wildcats into three spots in tonightˇ?s final of the 100 backstroke. DeGolia posted the second-best time in the event with a 52.02. Also sophomore Andrea Bortizke qualified for the consolation final of the event with a 12th-seed time.

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In the prelim of the 100 butterfly, DeGolia and Agy qualified for tonightˇ?s final with sixth- and seventh-placed seeds.

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The Wildcats will be back in action at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at 7:00pm EDT.

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