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Arizona Climbs to Second Place After Day Three at Pac-10 Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 24, 2007
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Federal Way, Wash. ?- After the third day of competition at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships, the No. 5 Arizona men’s swimming and diving team climbed into the second place position with 433 team points, only four points ahead of California.

 The Wildcats have tallied two conference champions and seven NCAA automatic qualifying times throughout three days of competition. Starting tonight’s events was freshman Jack Brown in the 400 IM, as he finished seventh overall with a time of 3:51.82 and sophomore David Pursley finished 10th in the event with a time of 3:55.66.


            The Wildcats dominated the 200 free, as sophomore Nicolas Nilo finished third in with an automatic qualifying time of 1:34.78, junior Darian Townsend finished fourth (1:35.09) and senior Adam Ritter finished seventh (1:35.59). Freshman Jean Basson placed ninth overall in the event with a time of 1:36.86, as classmate Joel Greenshields finished 10th (1:37.88) and junior Bart Steninger finished 14th (1:38.94).


            Junior Albert Subirats finished fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 47.20 and junior Darren Maxwell finished 11th (48.50). Junior Ivan Barnes placed eighth in the 100 breast with a time of 55.20, as sophomore Josh Arreguin tied for 12th place with a time of 56.64.


            Subirats posted an automatic qualifying time of 47.41 in the 100 back, finishing third overall, while freshman Jake Tapp finished seventh (49.26) and  freshman Bryan O’Connor finished ninth (49.12).


            The 400 medley relay team of Subirats, Barnes, Nilo and Ritter finished second with an automatic qualifying time of 3:10.84


The men will return to action tomorrow for day three of the Pac-10 Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. (PST) and finals will start at 6 p.m.


Men - Team Rankings After Day 3 (includes 3-meter diving)

1. Stanford  655.5  

2. Arizona   433

3. Cal       429  

4. USC       343.5

5. ASU       266  

6. Washington 144

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