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20070314 Swimmers Set to Compete at 2007 NCAA Championships(1)
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Release: 03/14/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">This Week in the Pool ?</SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">The No. 5 Arizona men&rsquo;s swim team is set to compete at the 2007 NCAA Championships on March 15-17 at the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Aquatic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Minneapolis</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Minn.</st1:State></st1:place> Preliminary action will start at 12 p.m. (CST) and finals will begin at 7 p.m. each day.<?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="COLOR: black"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <B>A Look at the Wildcats ?</B> The Wildcats will feature 11 swimmers at this year&rsquo;s national championships, including three returning first team All-Americans, while featuring one senior, four juniors, one sophomore and five freshmen.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">The men are currently ranked No. 5 in the nation with a 6-3 (2-2 Pac-10) record, posting losses to No. 1 Texas, No. 2 Stanford and No.7 USC. The Wildcats posted a third place finish at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships with 625 points, while capturing one individual and one relay title.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Senior Adam Ritter, who is the Pac-10 Champion in the 200 IM, returns to the national championships four the fourth and final time in his collegiate career. Ritter was part of three first-place relays at the 2006 NCAA Championships and is a nine-time All-American.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Junior Albert Subirats is also a returning NCAA champion in three relay events and was a six-time first team All-American in 2006.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:country-region w:st="on">Valencia</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Venezuela</st1:place></st1:country-region> native is currently ranked No.1 in the nation in the100 fly (45.06).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Junior Ivan Barnes returns to the meet for a third consecutive time, as he was part of the 400 medley relay NCAA championship team in 2006. Classmate Darian Townsend makes his first appearance at the championships as a Wildcat (third overall), while sophomore Nicolas Nilo, who is the only returnee from his class, finished third in the 100 free (43.07) and the 200 free (1:34.78) at the Pac-10 Championships. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: red 1pt inset; PADDING-RIGHT: 1.5pt; BORDER-TOP: red 1pt inset; PADDING-LEFT: 1.5pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 1.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: red 1pt inset; PADDING-TOP: 1.5pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: red 1pt inset; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: inset red .75pt"> <H2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">Who&rsquo;s qualified for NCAAs - <o:p></o:p></SPAN></H2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> Jr. Ivan Barnes*, So. Nicolas Nilo*, Sr. Adam Ritter*, Jr. Bart Steninger, Jr. Albert Subirats*, Fr. Jean Basson, Fr. Jack Brown, Fr. Joel Greenshileds, Fr. Jordan Smith, Jr. Darian Townsend*, Fr. Jake Tapp.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">* - Indicates athlete is a returning NCAA competitor. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">A look at the competition:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> The Wildcats will have their work cut out for them this week, taking on the best teams in the nation. The top-teams to defeat are the defending national champions and third-ranked <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Auburn</st1:place></st1:City>, which is looking for its fifth consecutive team title. Second-ranked Stanford qualified 15 swimmers for this year&rsquo;s competition, as the Cardinal recently captured their 26th conference victory on February 24, with six individual champions and four relay titles. Top-ranked <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State> will be competing for their 10th NCAA title in school history, as 13 swimmers and two divers represent the 2007 Big 12 champions at this week&rsquo;s meet.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">What Happened Last Year ?</SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> The men placed second with 440.5 points at the 2006 NCAA Championships, only 40 points behind four-time national champions <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Auburn</st1:place></st1:City>. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Nine Wildcats tallied four out of five relay titles, two individual crowns and 20 new records to post the highest finish at the meet for the men in school history. Head swimming coach Frank Busch was also named NCAA Head Coach of the Year for the second year in row.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial Unicode MS'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Men&rsquo;s NCAA Championships History ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Since 1998, the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> men have finished in the top ten at the NCAA Championships. While the Wildcats have never taken a national team crown, there have been a total of 23 individual and five relay national titles.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: navy 1pt inset; PADDING-RIGHT: 1.5pt; BORDER-TOP: navy 1pt inset; PADDING-LEFT: 1.5pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 1.5pt; BORDER-LEFT: navy 1pt inset; PADDING-TOP: 1.5pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: navy 1pt inset; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: inset navy .75pt"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Past NCAA Championships:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Year<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Place<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Points<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>National Champions, event(s)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2006<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>2<SUP>nd </SUP><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>440.5<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lyndon Ferns, 100 fly (45.89)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Simon Burnett:, 200 free (1:31.20)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>400 free relay- 2:48.39<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>800 free relay- 6:16.67<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>200 medley relay- 1:23.88<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>400 medley relay- 3:06.08<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2005<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3rd <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>388<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Simon Burnett, 200 free, (1:33.28)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2004<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>4<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>322<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2003<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>8<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>205<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Simon Burnett, 200 free (1:33.66)<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2002<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>7<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>242<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Roland Schoeman, 50 free (19:18<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2001<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>6<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>251 <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">2000<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3<SUP>rd</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>360.5<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Ryk Neethling, 200m free, 400m free<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1999<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>5<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>296<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Ryk Neethling, 200, 500, 1650 free <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1998<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>6<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>185<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Ryk Neethling, 200, 500, 1650 free<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1997<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>16<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>84<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Ryk Neethling, 1650 free (14:34.44)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1996<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>14<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>106.5<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Martin Pepper, 100 fly (46.74)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1995<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>8<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>211<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1994<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>13<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>108<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Chad</st1:place></st1:country-region> Carvin, 500, 1650 free<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1993<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>4<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>263<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Seth Pepper. 100 fly (46.51) &amp; <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Newman, Abernethy, Pepper, McQuitty, 200 MR <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1992<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>5<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>238<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1991<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>7<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>195<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in 135.0pt 2.75in"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">1990<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>10<SUP>th</SUP><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>154<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P>
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