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Women?s Swim and Dive Complete First Day at Pac-10 Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 24, 2005
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Federal Way, Wash. ?- The No. 6 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team finished the first two events of the 2005 Pac-10 Championships Wednesday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in third-place with 110 points.


            The women posted three ?'A’ qualifying times for the NCAA Championships in March beginning with the 200-yard medley relay composed of junior Jenna Gresdal, junior Erin Sieper, sophomore Whitney Myers and freshman Courtney Cashion who finished second with a time of 1:40.32, cruising by the standard qualifying time which is 2:00.67.


            Junior Marshi Smith, sophomore Emily Strouse, junior Lisa Pursley and junior Ryann Hackett swam an exhibition heat of the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:41.64, which also serves as an ?'A’ NCAA qualifying time.


            For the final swimming event for the evening, the 800-yard free relay team of senior Emily Mason, senior Jessica Hayes, Myers and freshman Lacey Nymeyer, took third place with a time of 7:10.53, the third ?'A’ NCAA qualifying time.  


            Junior John Collier and freshman Jeff Hagedon competed in the 1-meter event for the men’s diving team. Collier finished seventh with 274.90 points and Hagedon finished 13th (191.40 points).


            The Wildcats will resume competition tomorrow for day two at the Pac-10 Championships. Preliminary action will begin at 11 a.m. (PST) and finals will begin at 6 p.m.


Combined Team Scores - Through Event 2


1. Stanford University                      120 

2. Univ. of California, Berkeley        114

3. University of Arizona                  110 

4. Univ. of Calif, Los Angeles          102

4. Arizona State University             102 

6. Univ. of Southern California        100

7. Oregon State University              90 

8. University of Washington          86

9. Washington State University    84                            



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