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20070317 Cats Qualify Six for Last Day of Finals Competition
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/17/2007
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Minneapolis , Minn. ?C The Arizona menˇ?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.

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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.

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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).

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Finishing off todayˇ?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.

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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.

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Day Three Qualifiers

Jake Tapp ?C 200 back

Adam Ritter ?C 100 free

Nicolas Nilo ?C 100 free, 400 free relay

Darian Townsend ?C 100 free *, 400 free relay

Albert Subirats ?C 400 free relay

Joel Greenshields ?C 400 free relay

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

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Records Broken After Day Two Prelims

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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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