MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here
Pac-12 Networks Switch Now Ad
NCAA Day 3 Prelims
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/29/2008
Send Mail Print RSS
Related Links

Day Three Prelim Results?

?

?

?

????????????FEDERAL WAY, Wash. ?C?The Arizona menˇ?s swimming and diving team will make a run at its first national championship this evening after qualifying eight swimmers and a relay for tonightˇ?s finals on the last day of the championship meet. The Wildcats own a 91-point advantage over second-place Texas heading into the final events with 376 total points.

?

"It was a good morning for us," said head coach Frank Busch. "We got as many swimmers into the finals as any other team. We are going to fight to win tonight."

?

????????????Freshman Cory Chitwood started the Wildcats off strong on the final day with a second-place finish in the 200 back. The first-year Wildcat swam a 1:41.34 and was narrowly touched out by top seed Patrick Schirk of Penn State (1:43.02). Sophomore Jake Tapp added more scoring potential with a 13th-place finish in the event. His prelim time of 1:42.97 was good enough to place him in the consolation heat tonight.

?

????????????Sophomore Bryan Oˇ?Connor finished the 200 back with a time of 1:43.92. His 20th-place finish fell just outside of qualifying for the Cats, missing the final cut by under three-tenths of a second

?

????????????The Cats cleaned up in the 100 free, advancing four swimmers to tonightˇ?s finals. Junior Nicolas Nilo will participate in the championship heat, tying for fourth in a time of 42.42, while senior Darian Townsend (Ninth, 42.52), sophomore Joel Greenshields (10th, 42.68) and sophomore Jordan Smith (15th, 43.22) all posted consolation heat times.

?

????????????Sophomore Marcus Titus and Bart Steninger both qualified for tonightˇ?s consolation final in the 200 breast. The teammates swam to a tie for 14th?place, with each touching in a time of 1:57.27. Senior Ivan Barnes, junior Andrew Callahan and sophomore Jack Brown all competed in the event, finishing 22nd, 25th and 31st, respectively.

?

????????????The Wildcats closed out the final day of preliminaries with a second-place finish in the 400 free relay. The team of Albert Subirats, Nilo, Smith and Townsend swam the team event in a time of 2:51.78. The UA foursome set themselves up for a strong finish, just barely getting touched out by Calˇ?s winning time of 2:51.73.

?

????????????The finals for the last day of the NCAA championships will begin tonight at 7 p.m. PDT/MST.

Arizona Men's Swimming & Diving
PLACEHOLDER
Cancer Awareness Campaign
Where is the world is Brian Jeffries?
Weekly Fan Poll
Dex
Live Stats