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20070310 Arizona Maintains Lead after Day Two at NCAA Championships(1)
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Release: 03/10/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Minneapolis</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Minn.</st1:State> ? </B>After the second day of competition at the 2007 Women&rsquo;s Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> remains in first place with 375 points, posting a 32 point edge over second place <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Auburn</st1:City></st1:place>. The Wildcats also tallied two more national titles during this evening&rsquo;s competition, while breaking six more records for a total of 14.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> currently has two individual and two relay champions after 14 events, as the 200 medley relay team of sophomore Hailey DeGolia, freshman Annie Chandler, sophomore Lara Jackson and sophomore Lindsey Kelly captured the first title of the night, breaking a second American record at the meet for the Wildcats with a time of 1:36.09.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p>&ldquo;Of course people have the ?what ifs&rsquo; but life is not like that,&rdquo; <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Jackson</st1:City></st1:place> said. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;Everyone is definitely stepping it up and doing an amazing job. We are banning together and feeding off of each other. This team is doing stuff that just blows my mind. Coming into this meet, I did not expect this at all. It&rsquo;s not that I didn&rsquo;t think we were capable, just coming here last year and not even swimming in the finals. It&rsquo;s just really fun I would say to come in and actually contribute to the team and break some American records, that&rsquo;s pretty awesome.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Junior Lacey Nymeyer marked the second win for her team in the 200 free, taking her first individual NCAA crown of her collegiate carrier, while shattering the school record with a time of 1:43.49.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>&ldquo;(Winning the race) felt amazing,&rdquo; Nymeyer said. &ldquo;It was something that you dream about, and tonight one of my dreams came true. All I could think about was my team; I wanted to build momentum for them because we are going to need all the help we can get, so that was for them.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Also in the 200 free, freshman Leon?? Vorster finished 15th with a time of 1:47.40.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Senior Whitney Myers finished fifth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:08.27, while freshman Caitlin Iversen tied for 10<SUP>th</SUP> place with Indiana&rsquo;s Allison Kay with a time of 4:12.30 and classmate Jenny Forster finished 12th (4:13.51).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>In the 100 fly, freshman Ana Agy finished fifth with a time of 52.46 and DeGolia finished sixth (52.60).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>DeGolia also finished second in the100 back with a personal best time of 52.60, while Agy placed fifth (53.66) and freshman Andrea Boritzke tied with <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s Sherry Tsai for 11<SUP>th</SUP> (53.93).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Chandler finished second in the 100 breast, as she posted a personal best time of 1:00.03, while junior Jacquelyn Craft finished 12th (1:01.49) and sophomore Jessica Embick finished 13th (1:01.61).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>For the final event of the evening, the 800 free relay team of Nymeyer, Myers, Vorster and sophomore Anna Turner finished fourth with a time of 7:03.55.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Competition will finish tomorrow at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Aquatic</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> with preliminary action beginning at 11 a.m. (CST) and finals will start at 7 p.m.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.75in"><o:p> </o:p><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Records Broken after Day 2 (14 total/ 6 events)<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">200 free relay <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Jackson, Nymeyer, Turner, Kelly <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1:27.23 <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>American, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">NCAA</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> Open, UM Pool, School<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">50 free<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Jackson</st1:City></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>21.73<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>School<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">200 IM<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Myers<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1:54.89<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>UM Pool<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">400 medley relay<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>DeGolia, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Chandler</st1:City></st1:place>, Myers, Nymeyer<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3:30.89<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>School<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">200 medley relay<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>DeGolia, <st1:City w:st="on">Chandler</st1:City>, Jackson, Kelly<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1:36.09<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>American, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">NCAA</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> Open, School, UM Pool<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">200 free<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Lacey Nymeyer<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1:43.49<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>School<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P></P>
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