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Swim and Dive Defeat Longhorns in Final Home Meet
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/28/2006
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TUCSON- The fifth-ranked Arizona men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed their final home dual-meet of the 2005-06 season Saturday, with victories over Texas. The women downed the No. 10 Longhorns 202-146, while the men won 195-155.

 

            During the second day of competition, the women won seven of nine events beginning with the 200 medley relay team composed of seniors Jenna Gresdal, Erin Sieper, Lisa Pursley and sophomore Lacey Nymeyer, who won the race with a time of 1:42.75.

 

The Wildcats took the top-two spots in the 200 freestyle as Nymeyer finished first (1:50.32) and junior Whitney Myers was second (1:51.24). Gresdal finished first in the 100 backstroke and senior Marshi Smith finished third (56.35) while Sieper also finished third in the 100 breaststroke.

 

            Myers took her first individual victory of the day in the 200 butterfly, winning with a time of 2:02.73, while Pursley finished third (2:06.56). Gresdal and sophomore Courtney Cashion took the top-two places in the 50 freestyle as Gresdal finished first with a time of (23.19) and Cashion was second (23.44).

 

            Myers won her second event in the 200 individual medley, finishing with a time of 2:03.43.

 

            Concluding dual-meet action was the 400 free relay team of Cashion, freshman Lindsey Kelly, freshman Anna Turner and Nymeyer, who swam as an exhibition heat posting a time good enough to take first-place (3:25.75).

 

            On the men’s side, the Wildcats won six of nine events beginning with the 200 medley relay team of sophomore Albert Subirats, seniors Dave Rollins, Lyndon Ferns and Simon Burnett, who won with a time of 1:28.85.

 

            Sophomore Matt Biel finished second in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:20.03 and Ferns finished second as well in the 200 freestyle (1:37.12).

 

            Three Arizona swimmers dominated the 100 backstroke as sophomore Nick Thoman finished first (49.25), Subirats finished second (49.33) and Burnett finished third (49.47).

 

            Senior Dave Rollins took his first individual win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.20, as he later won the 200 individual medley (1:50.37) with junior Adam Ritter finishing second (1:50.42).

 

            Ferns finished first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.27 and completiting this afternoon’s events was the exhibition heat of the 400 free relay composed of Burnett, Ferns, freshman Nicolas Nilo and Subirats, who finished with a time of 2:59.89, which was good enough for first-place as well.

 

            The swimming and diving teams will conclude the 2005-06 dual-meet season on Feb. 11 when they travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on intrastate rival Arizona State at 1 p.m. (MST).

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