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Arizona Jumps to Second Place after Day Three at Pac-10 Championships
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/17/2007
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Long Beach Calif. ?- The No. 4 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team completed the third day of competition at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships Friday, jumping to second place with 946.5 points.

 

            “The girls did great tonight,” head swimming coach Frank Busch said. “We are working our way up the ladder slowly but surely. Tomorrow we are going to have to come out on top of things and put it all together.”

 

            Starting off the evening for the Wildcats was senior Whitney Myers finishing second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:12.35. Freshmen Caitlin Iversen and Jenny Forster also qualified for the championship finals of the event, as Iversen finished fourth (4:14.13) and Forster finished sixth (4:16.26), while senior Emily Strouse finished ninth with a time of 4:16.26.

 

            Sophomore Lara Jackson finished fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 53.09, as freshman Ana Agy finished fifth (53.49), sophomore Hailey DeGolia finished ninth (54.14) and junior Brandy Collins finished 12th (54.82).

 

            In the 200 free, junior Lacey Nymeyer finished third overall with a time of 1:46.53, while freshman Leon?© Vorster finished fourth (1:46.53) and sophomore Anna Turner finished ninth (1:47.23).

 

            Freshman Annie Chandler finished third in the 100 breast with a personal best time of 1:00.26. Junior Jacquelyn Craft finished sixth in the event with a time of 1:01.87 and sophomore Jessica Embick finished seventh (1:01.91).

 

            Sophomore Justine Schluntz placed fourth in the 100 back with a time of 53.89, while freshman Andrea Boritzke finished 10th (54.47), DeGolia finished 11th (54.64) and Agy finished 12th (55:01).

 

            For the final event, the 400 medley relay team of Schluntz, Chandler, Jackson and Nymeyer finished second with a time of 3:36.44.

 

            The Wildcats will complete competition at the Pac-10 Championships tomorrow at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. (PST) and finals will start at 6 p.m.

 

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                   

1. Stanford                   970.5  

2. Arizona                   946.5
3. California                  906  

4. UCLA                       671

5. USC                         548  

6. ASU                         371

7. Oregon State             333  

8. Washington               291

 9. Washington State               266                                             
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