March 4, 2002
Arizona Men's Swimming Heads to Long Beach for Pac-10 Championships
This Week's Schedule: The University of Arizona men's swimming team will head to Southern California this weekend to partake in the 2002 Pacific-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The diving portion of the championships took place this past weekend at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on the Arizona campus. Arizona's Omar Ojeda swept all three diving events for the second straight year. Ojeda scored 611.05 points on the three meter, 327.75 points onthe one meter and 519.60 points on the platform. Wildcat divers took second place on all three events as well. Senior Ruben Vaca was runner-up on the one meter (355.70) as well as on the three meter (552.60). Sophomore Josh Anderson placed second ont he platform, scoring 518.50 points.
The Cats Last Outing: The Wildcat men last fell to the Sun Devils 171.50-128.50. The meet took place Feb. 16 at the Sun Devil Aquatics Center in Tempe, Ariz. All-American senior Roland Schoeman was victorious in two events, the 50y free (19.74) and the 100y free (44.00). Sophomore Greg Owen also won two individual events in the 100y and 200y breaststroke. Owen touched the wall at 56.55 in the 100y breast and 2:03.09 in the 200y breast. Arizona swimmers placed one, two in the 200y butterfly. All-American Junior Jeff Dash won the event with the time of 1:47.45 and All-American sophomore Juan Veloz placed second with the time of 1:48.18.
The Wildcats Next Outing: The Arizona diving squads travel to Palo Alto, Calif. to participate in the Zne E Diving Championships March 14-16. In this event the divers may qualify for the NCAA Championships. The Arizona women's swimming and diving teams will then travel to Austin, Texas for the NCAA Championships March 21-23. NCAAs for the men will be held in Athens, Ga. and will take place March 28-30.
Cats in Cyberspace: For the latest news, notes and results on not only the swimming and diving squads, but also the other 17 intercollegiate sports that the UA has to offer, log on to the official athletic website of the University of Arizona... http://www.arizonaathletics.com.