Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats Qualify Six for Last Day of Finals Competition
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Minneapolis, Minn. ?- The Arizona men’s swim team completed the final day of preliminary competition at the 2007 NCAA Championships this afternoon, qualifying six athletes to compete in three events.


Freshman Jake Tapp qualified for his first individual championship finals of the meet in the 200 back, finishing eighth overall with a person best time of 1:42.75.


Three Wildcats qualified for the100 free, as senior Adam Ritter finished fourth (42.45), sophomore Nicolas Nilo finished seventh (42.71) and junior Darian Townsend finished ninth (42.83).


Finishing off today’s events was the 400 free relay team of junior Albert Subirats, Nilo, freshman Joel Greenshields and Townsend finished fifth overall with a time of 2:52.72.


Freshman Jean Basson will swim the first of four heats of the 1650 free timed finals at 5 p.m. (CST). Finals competition for the remaining events will begin at 7 p.m.




Day Three Qualifiers

Jake Tapp ?- 200 back

Adam Ritter ?- 100 free

Nicolas Nilo ?- 100 free, 400 free relay

Darian Townsend ?- 100 free *, 400 free relay

Albert Subirats ?- 400 free relay

Joel Greenshields ?- 400 free relay


* indicates swimmer is qualified for consolation finals (9th ?- 16th place)


Records Broken After Day Two Prelims


Adam Ritter                                       200 IM            1:41.72            school

Subirats, Nilo, Ritter, Townsend       200 FR            1:16.26            school

Albert Subirats                                   100 back          44.83               school, UM pool

Albert Subirats                                   100 fly              44.57               NCAA, school, UM pool

Nilo/ Basson/ Townsend/ Ritter        800 free relay   6:14.14            NCAA, school, UM pool


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