This Week in the Pool ?C The No. 2-ranked Arizona menˇ?s swimming and diving team and the No. 4-ranked womenˇ?s swimming and diving team are geared up and ready to face in-state rival Arizona State on Saturday Feb. 16 in Tempe, AZ. The ASU women are ranked No. 16. This will be the final dual meet of the year for the Wildcats.
Arizona In The Rankings ?C The Arizona menˇ?s swimming team is currently ranked second in the nation and posts an overall 8-0 (4-0, Pac-10) record. The Arizona women are ranked fourth in the country and post a 7-1 (4-1, Pac-10) record.
Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month ?C Arizonaˇ?s womenˇ?s swimmer Lacey Nymeyer was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month for January, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Feb. 6.
Nymeyer, a senior from Tucson, Ariz., placed first in every race she swam in January. She swam the 200 free in all three meets and her best time was 1:47.3 against Stanford. She also swam the 500 free and recorded her best time against California with a 4:49.
This is the first monthly honor for Nymeyer and Arizonaˇ?s second womenˇ?s Swimmer of the Month honor all-time.
Subirats Receives Honor ?C Swimming star Albert Subirats earned Division I National Swimmer of the Week honors for Jan. 28-Feb. 3, his second honor from CollegeSwimming.com staffers.
A Look at ASU ?C Arizona State womenˇ?s team is currently ranked 16th in the nation and holds an 8-3 (4-3, Pac-10) record. The menˇ?s record stands at 3-5 (1-3, Pac-10).
History Between Arizona and ASU ?C Last year on Feb 3. 2007, the Arizona men and womenˇ?s teams defeated the Sun Devils.
Since 2000 the women Wildcats are 8-0 against the Sun Devils while the men are 6-2. The menˇ?s last defeat to the Sun Devils was in 2002.
Last Time in the Pool ?C Feb. 2 vs Texas - The No. 2 Arizona menˇ?s swimming and diving team knocked off the No. 1 Texas Longhorns at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The score of the meet was 200.50-152.50. When the rankings come out next, Arizona should be the top team in the nation. ˇ?We had a lot of fun and a lot of close races,ˇ± said Arizona head coach Frank Busch, ˇ?Texas is a well coached team.ˇ±
Starting off the day in winning 200 yard medley relay for Arizona were Albert Subirats, Marcus Titus, Darian
Townsend and Jordan Smith in a time of 1:28.05. ˇ?We take pride in the relays. You go to the NCAAˇ?s and its double points. We planted the seed many years ago to do well in relays, so we take pride in them,ˇ± said coach Busch.
The Longhornˇ?s Michael Klueh finished in first place in the 1650 free with a time of 15:12.08. Finishing in second was Arizonaˇ?s Matt Biel (15:29.74).
In the 200 yard freestyle Texas took the top two spots with David Walters (1:37.00) and finishing in second was Matthew McGinnis (1:37.09). UAˇ?s Darian Townsend finished in third place with a time of 1:37.24.
Subiratsˇ? time of 47.16 in the 100 yard backstroke was fast enough for a first place finish. He also came in first in the 50 yard free (20.28).
In the 100 yard breaststroke, Arizonaˇ?s Josh Arreguin came in first place (55.06). Matthew Lowe of Texas finished in second (55.84) while UAˇ?s Marcus Titus came in third (56.30).
In the 200 yard IM, Townsendˇ?s time of 1:48.61 took first place. Jack Brown finished in second (1:50.72).
The Wildcatˇ?s in the 400 yard free relay of Subirats, Nilo, Smith and Townsend came in first place with a time of 2:55.32.
Feb. 1 vs Texas - Starting the Wildcats off with a win in the 200 yard free relay was the team of Albert Subirats, Jordan Smith, Darian Townsend and Nicholas Nilo. The teamˇ?s time was 1:20.39. ˇ?The relay teams did a good job today,ˇ± said coach Busch, ˇ?Iˇ?m real happy with that.ˇ± Finishing in second place was Texas team of Matthew McGinnis, Matthew Lowe Jeremy Harris and Ricky Berens with a time of 1:21.15.
In the 400 yard IM, Arizonaˇ?s Cory Chitwood finished in second placed with a time of 3:53.40. Finishing in first place was Michael Klueh of Texas with a time of 3:52.32. The next event of the day was the 100 yard free. Texasˇ? Matthew McGinnis finished in first place (44.44). Following McGinnis were two Cats, Subirats (44.69) and Townsend (44.74).
Arizonaˇ?s Chitwood continued his good day with a first place finish in the 200 yard backstroke (1:45.71). Finishing behind Chitwood was Daniel Rohleder of Texas with a time of 1:46.72.
Arizona took two of the top three spots in the 200 yard breaststroke when Josh Arreguin (2:00.22) finished in first place and Bart Steninger (2:03.35) came in third place.
The next event of the afternoon was the 100 yard butterfly where Arizonaˇ?s Subirats finished in first place with a time of 48.14. In the 500 yard free, Jean Basson came finished in second place (4:29.59) while teammate Matt Biel finished in third place with a time of 4:30.26.
Arizona continued their dominance in the relays when the team of Subirats, Arreguin, Townsend and Nilo came in first place (3:13.26) in the 400 yard medley relay.
In the 3 meter dive, Arizonaˇ?s Matt Bisordi finished in first with a score of 353.18. Matt Cooper of Texas came in second (330.90). On the 1 meter dive, Bisordi finished in third place with 321.89 points.
Women at Stanford - The No. 3 womenˇ?s Stanford Cardinal swim team knocked off the No. 4 Arizona swim team on Jan. 26 in Palo Alto, Calif. The score of the meet was 160-121. The loss drops the Cats record to 9-1. The win improves the Cardinals record to 4-1.
Starting the meet off on a good note for the Wildcats was the team of Haliey DeGolia, Annie Chandler, Ana Agy and Lacey Nymeyer when they finished in first place (3:37.45) in the 400 yard medley relay.
In the 1000 yard free, Arizonaˇ?s Joni Keith (9:58.70) came in second place while Susanna Helms finished in third with a time of 10:00.15.
Senior Lacey Nymeyer finished in first place in the 200 yard free when she swam a time of 1:47.33. Anna Turner came in third place (1:49.25)
DeGolia kept the first place finishes coming when she swam a time of 53.76 in the 200 yard backstroke. Chandler continued the streak when she came in first place (1:01.27) in the 100 yard breaststroke.
Nymeyerˇ?s time of 50.06 in the 100 yard free was fast enough for a first place finish. The next event of the day was the 200 yard backstroke and Arizonaˇ?s Caitlin Iversen came in second place with a time of 1:59.55.
Nymeyer continued her streak of first place finishes when her time of 4:50.68 was fast enough for the top spot in the 500 yard free. Helms time of 4:52.07 was good enough for second.
The last event of the day was the 400 yard free relay and the womenˇ?s team of Schluntz, Kathrine Raatz, Chandler and Leone Vorster came in second place with a time of 3:24.08.
At the diving well, Arizonaˇ?s Allison Scaife finished in fourth (253.05) in the 1 meter dive. Senior Holly Kast came in third (246.22) at the 3 meter dive.
Arizonaˇ?s Next Action ?C Arizonaˇ?s womenˇ?s swim team will travel to Long Beach, Calif., for the Pac-10 championships on Feb. 27- March 1. The menˇ?s Pac-10 Championships will also be held in Long Beach, Calif., but will start on March 5 and run through March 8. The diving Pac-10 Championships will be held in Seattle, Wash. They will begin on Feb. 27 and go through March 1.