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Pac-10 D2 Finals
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/28/2007
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Day 2 Finals Results?

LIVE SCORING FROM THE PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONG BEACH?

LONG BEACH, Calif.ˇ?The No.2 Arizona womenˇ?s swim team took the lead tonight in the Pac-10 Championships here, with a strong showing in the 50 free and capping the session with a victory and meet-record in the 200 free relay.

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Arizona has 496 points while second place Stanford has 472 points.

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Tonightˇ?s final events began with the 500 yard free. Arizonaˇ?s lone swimmer in the Championship event was Susana Helms. Helms finished in eighth place with a time of 4:48.50. The first-place finisher was Kim Jasmer out of Washington with a time of 4:41.51.

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Following the 500 yard free was the 200 yard IM final. Once again, Arizona had one swimmer in the Championship final. Jenny Forster finished in eighth place with a time of 2:00.57. Winning the event was Washingtonˇ?s Ari Kukors with a time of 1:55.48.

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The third final of the night was the 50 yard free where Arizonaˇ?s Lara Jackson finished in first place with a time of 22.04.

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"[Lara] Jackson winning the 50 was big," said coach Frank Busch. Arizona also had three other swimmers in the championship final.

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Freshman Emma Darlington finished in sixth (22.49) followed by Taylor Baughman (22.55) and Anna Turner (22.60), respectively.

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Arizona took Jacksonˇ?s first place finish into the final event of the night and followed her performance up with another top place finish in the 200 yard free relay. Swimmers Darlington, Jackson, Baughman and Lacey Nymeyer swam a time of 1:28.60 which was fast enough for a Pac-10 meet record.

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Arizona's 'B' relay of Brandy Collins, Lindsey Kelly, Anna Turner and Justine Schluntz swam a 1:30.38 in exhibition, which would have been good enough for fifth.

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When asked about how he would use the momentum from Thursday's two first place finishes, coach Busch said, "Itˇ?s just a matter of how you start each day. You have to focused on the events at hand. We just need to come out and swim better each day and keep training."

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In Seattle, Wash., at the Pac-10 Diving Champions, Arizonaˇ?s Ben Grado finished in third place in the 3-meter dive with 353.15 points, while Danni Ridgway and Allison Scaife finished 13th and 15th in the women's 1-meter.

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Tomorrow at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif., Arizona will continue to defend its Pac-10 title. Tomorrowˇ?s events include: the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and the 400 medley relay. Prelims begin at Noon with the finals slated to start at 7 p.m.

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Pac-10 Women's Team Rankings Through Day 2:

1. Arizona 496

2. Stanford 472

3. California 396

4.Southern Cal 309

5. UCLA 301

6. ASU 256.5

7. Washington 255

8. Oregon St 160

9. WSU 127.5

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