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20070223 Ritter Takes Pac-10 title in 200 Individual Medley
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Release: 02/23/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Federal</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Way, <st1:State w:st="on">Wash.</st1:State></SPAN></B></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> ? The No. 5 Arizona men&rsquo;s swimming and diving team completed the second day of competition at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships maintaining the third place position with 217 points, while tallying a second individual title in the 200 IM.<?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: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Senior <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43208"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43208"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43208"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43208">Adam Ritter</A></A></A> took his first individual conference title of his collegiate career in the 200 IM with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:45.51<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I feel that it is harder to win an individual title here than it is at NCAAs,&rdquo; Ritter said. &ldquo;Most of the teams here are rested and trying to make their cuts, what we did at the Texas Invite last December, so I think it&rsquo;s pretty special to win here. I feel a little more rested since our last dual meet, but I&rsquo;m just trying to race as best I can and I felt really good coming into the finish (of the IM).&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=592978"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=592978"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=592978"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=592978">Jean Basson</A></A></A> began this evening&rsquo;s action for the Wildcats in the 500 free, finishing sixth overall with a time of 4:24.45, while junior <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=87682"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=87682"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=87682"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=87682">Matt Biel</A></A></A> finished ninth in the event with a time of 4:24.21 and sophomore <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186576"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186576"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186576"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186576">David Pursley</A></A></A> finished 12<SUP>th</SUP> (4:26.05).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Finishing behind Ritter in the 200 IM was junior <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593096"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593096">Darian Townsend</A></A></A> who placed fifth with a time of 1:47.01 and junior <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80115"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80115"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80115"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80115">Bart Steninger</A></A></A> who finished sixth (1:47.41).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In the 50 free, sophomore <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=529673"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=529673"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=529673"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=529673">Nicolas Nilo</A></A></A> finished sixth with a time of 19.97, while junior <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80122"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80122"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80122"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80122">Albert Subirats</A></A></A> finished 13<SUP>th</SUP> (20.14) and freshman <A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593069"></A><A href="dhtmled0://ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593069"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593069"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=593069">Jordan Smith</A></A></A> finished 15<SUP>th</SUP> (20.35).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Finishing tonight&rsquo;s events was the 200 free relay of Subirats, Nilo, Townsend and Ritter, which finished third<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>with and automatic qualifying time of 1:18.36.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The men will return to <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">action tomorrow for day three of the Pac-10 Championships at the </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Weyerhaeuser King</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">County</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Aquatic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. (PST) and finals will start at 6 p.m.</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Men - Team Rankings After Day 2 (includes 1-meter diving)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1. Stanford<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>352<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>229<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">3. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>217<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4. USC<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>159<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">5. ASU<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>144<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>83<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P>
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