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Recap - Jan 4
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/04/2008
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????????????TUCSON , Ariz. ??C The No. 4-ranked Arizona womenˇ?s swimming and diving team swept its way to victory in a four-way meet at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Tucson on Friday. The Wildcats opened the new year with a 174-122 win over in-state rival Northern Arizona and defeated conference foes Oregon State (176-118) and Washington (194-98) to complete the sweep.

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????????????Much like their male teammates earlier in the day, the women won nine of the 14 swimming events in the day, including a sweep of the 100 free and near sweeps of the top three spots in the 400 medley relay and 200 free.

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????????????The 400-yard medley relay team of Anna Turner, Annie Chandler, Brandy Collins and Lindsey Kelly started the Cats off a good note by winning the event in 3:47.54. Oregon Stateˇ?s ˇ®Aˇ? relay placed second in a time of 3:48.19, beating out UAˇ?s third-place ˇ®Bˇ? relay (3:49.12) of Caitlin Iversen, Jessica Embrick, Dana Christ and Taylor Baughman, as well as the ˇ®Cˇ? relay (3:49.84) of Justine Schluntz, Andrea Boritzke, Hailey DeGolia and Emma Darlington.

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????????????Carly Beaudreau and Joni Keith kicked off a strong individual event effort for Arizona by taking first and second in the 1,000 free. Beaudreau won in a time of 10:10.33, while her teammate Keith touched just behind in a time 10:10.53. The duo was each a full five seconds faster than third-place finisher Britteny Iverson of Oregon State (10:15.63).

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????????????Lacey Nymeyer, winner of two individual events and a relay team, paired up with teammate Leone Vorster for the top two spots in the ensuing 200 free. Nymeyer took top honors in a time of 1:50.73, while Vorster followed a second behind in 1:51.84. The Cats narrowly missed out a top three sweep in the event, as Washingtonˇ?s Erin Campbell swam a 1:52.10 to UAˇ?s Turnerˇ?s 1:52.84 for third place.

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????????????Oregon Stateˇ?s Saori Haruguchi snapped UAˇ?s winning streak in the fourth event of the day, winning the 100 back in a time of 55.32. UAˇ?s DeGolia (55.41) and Boritzke (56.61) finished second and third, respectively to add to the team point total.

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????????????Jacquelyn Craft got the Wildcats back on the winning track in the 100 breast with a winning time of 1:05.35, while teammate Embrick placed third in 1:06.23. Oregon Stateˇ?s Kayla Rawlings took the top spot in the 200 fly with a 2:02.58, but Wildcat teammates Jenny Forester (2:05.08) and Ana Agy (2:06.32) kept pace with second- and third-place touches in the event.

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????????????Lara Jackson and Nymeyer sent the Wildcats into the first break of the meet by taking first and second in the 50 free, posting times of 23.42 and 23.66, respectively.

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????????????The 10-minute hiatus in action didnˇ?t cool the Wildcats off, as Katherine Raatz, Kelly and Turner swept the top three spots in the 100 free. Raatz won in a time of 51.28, while Kelly fended off her teammate Turner 51.66 to 51.89.

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????????????OSUˇ?s Haruguchi took her second of three events of the day in winning the 200 back in a time of 1:59.82, while UAˇ?s Boritzke finished second at 2:03.82 and Iversen and Beaudreau posted exhibition times of 2:02.90 and 2:03.16.

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????????????After Washingtonˇ?s Jessica Buchanan turned in the top time in the 200 breast (2:22.36), UAˇ?s Nymeyer took home her second individual event in the 500 free (5:00.87).

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????????????UAˇ?s Agy added to the Catsˇ? tally with an individual win the 100 fly (56.45) and OSUˇ?s Haruguchi closed out the individual swimming events with her third victory of the day in the 200 IM (2:03.48).

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????????????UAˇ?s 400 free relay team of Nymeyer, Vorster, Raatz and Jackson easily put the final swimming event of the day away with a first-place finish of 3:25.91, a full six seconds faster than Washingtonˇ?s second-place squad (3:31.99).

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????????????In the diving events, UAˇ?s Allison Scaife took third in both the one-meter and three-meter, while teammate Holly Kast finished fourth on the one meter and Danni Ridge fourth on the three. NAUˇ?s Danielle Borth and Natalie Hughes finished first and second on the boards, with Borth winning the one and Hughes the three.

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????????????Arizonaˇ?s womenˇ?s team will return to action on January 19 when it welcomes in No. 16-ranked Texas for a dual meet at Hillenbrand Aquatic center.

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