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20070308 Swimmers Complete Day One Prelims at NCAA Championships
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Release: 03/08/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Minneapolis, Minn. - </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">The Arizona women&rsquo;s swimming team completed first round of preliminary action this afternoon, qualifying a total of 14 athletes to compete in five events during tonight&rsquo;s finals competition that will begin at 7 p.m. (CST).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Starting off the meet for the Wildcats was the 200 free relay team of sophomores Lindsey Kelly, Lara Jackson, Anna Turner and junior Brandy Collins, which posted a fourth-place seed for tonight&rsquo;s finals with a time of 1:29.16.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Freshman Leon?? Vorster posted a new <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> season best time in the 500 free, finishing seventh overall with a time of 4:42.42.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Two women qualified for the championship finals of the 200 IM, as senior Whitney Myers finished third (1:57.25) and sophomore Hailey DeGolia finished eighth (1:58.94). Freshmen Andrea Boritzke, Jenny Forster and Caitlin Iversen qualified for the consolation finals of the event as well, finishing 11th, 12th, and 15th, respectively.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Sophomore Lara Jackson broke her own school record in the 50 free, posting a No. 2 seed for the event with a time of 21.89. Junior Lacey Nymeyer also posted a time that was good enough to break the school record (21.92), finishing third overall. Turner finished 13th overall in the race, posting a personal best time of 22.49.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">For the final event, the 400 medley team of sophomore Justine Schluntz, freshman Annie Chandler, freshman Ana Agy and Kelly finished third overall with a time of 3:35.11.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Qualifiers for Thursday Finals:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Lindsey Kelly: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 free relay, 400 medley relay<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Lara Jackson: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 free relay, 50 free<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Anna Turner:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> 200 free relay, 50 free*<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Brandy Collins: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 free relay<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Leon?? Vorster: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">500 freestyle<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Whitney Myers: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 IM<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Hailey DeGolia: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 IM<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Andrea Boritzke:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> 200 IM *<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Jenny Forster: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 IM*<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Caitlin Iversen: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">200 IM*<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Lacey Nymeyer:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> 50 free<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Ana Agy: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">400 medley relay<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Justine Schluntz: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">400 medley relay<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Annie Chandler: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">400 medley relay<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">* - indicates swimmer is a consolation finals qualifier (9<SUP>th</SUP>-16<SUP>th</SUP> place)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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