Jan. 21, 2011
The UA men started things off nicely in the 400 medley relay, finishing 1-2 with the Wildcat "A" team, featuring Cory Chitwood, Kelley Wyman, AJ Tipton and Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or, posting a 3:13.66 in the win.
UA's Margo Geer and Stanford's Kate Dwelley went head-to-head for the first time in collegiate waters as Dwelley got the better of the matchup, winning the 100 and 200 freestyle while Geer was runner-up in the 100 free and third in the 200 free.
Chitwood won the men's 200 backstroke to go along with his runner-up finishes in the 100 back and 400 I.M. His time of 1:46.23 beat out teammate Michael Sheppard who was second in 1:46.54 in the 200 back.
Munsch guided UA to its second breaststroke win of the afternoon, posting a 1:59.24 while teammate Carl Mickelson claimed second with a time of 1:59.79.
Freshman Matt Barber showed some toughness for
Individual medley aficionado Austen Thompson claimed the 400 I.M. for the Wildcats as he raced down a few teammates to win the event in 3:55.10. Thompson proved to be stellar over the breaststroke leg to separate himself from the pack.
Samantha Pickens charted out two wins for
In the final event of the day, the Stanford 200 free relay team held off strong charges from UA's "A" and "B" squads to eek out a win in 1:19.49. UA's team of Wyman, Adam Small, Friedemann and Craig Jordens finished second in 1:19.98.