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Women?s Swim and Dive Close out Pac-10 Championships in Second Place
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 27, 2005
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Federal Way, Wash. ?- The No. 6 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team completed competition at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships Saturday in second place with 1,237 points and a total of four conference titles.


            The women posted their fourth conference title during the final event of the championships. The 400-yard free relay team composed of junior Ryann Hackett, freshman Courtney Cashion, junior Jenna Gresdal and freshman Lacey Nymeyer won with a time of 3:18.01.


            The Wildcats began this evenings action with the 200-yard backstroke where senior Jessica Hayes, the 2004 Pac-10 champion in this event, finished second with a time of 1:56.01 and junior Marshi Smith finished fourth (1:57.72).


            Gresdal took third-place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.56, Cashion finished fourth (49.62) and Nymeyer was sixth (49.96) while Hackett finished ninth and junior Katie Willis finished 12th.


            Junior Erin Sieper finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.62.  Senior Emily Mason finished third in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.36) and sophomore Whitney Myers was fourth (1:57.70).


            On the diving side, seniors Daniela Bemme and Claire Febvay both finished in the top-five for the platform diving competition. Bemme finished fourth with 424.40 points and Febvay was fifth with 370.15 points.


            The men’s swimming and diving will compete at the Pac-10 Championships on March 2-5 in Long Beach, Calif.


Combined Team Scores

1. Stanford University              1,499
2. University of Arizona         1,237
3. Univ of California, Berkeley   1,088.5
4. Univ of Calif, Los Angeles        986
5. Univ of Southern California     954.5
6. Arizona State University        926.5
7. Oregon State University         504.5
8. University of Washington          468
9. Washington State University       334                                          



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