Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcats Return Seven for Day Two Finals
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 16, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Minneapolis, Minn. ?- The No. 5 Arizona men’s swim team completed the second day of preliminary action this afternoon, qualifying seven athletes to compete in seven events for finals competition that will begin at 7 p.m. (CST) at the University Aquatic Center.


Junior Albert Subirats, junior Ivan Barnes, sophomore Nicolas Nilo and junior Darian Townsend finished second in the 200 medley relay to start off the meet, qualifying for the championship finals with a time of 1:24.90.


Freshman Jack Brown qualified for the consolation finals of the 400 IM with a time of 3:47.57, finishing 12th overall.


Subirats won the prelims of the 100 back, breaking his own school record with a time of 45.68. Subirats’ achievement marks the third broken school record of the meet, as it is also his second No. 1 performance on Arizona’s all-time list.  In the100 fly, Subirats posted another first-place seed for tonight’s finals, while edging his own school record (45.06) with a time of 45.84.


The men dominated the 200 free, as four Wildcats qualified for the championship finals of the event. Nilo finished third overall with a personal best time of 1:34.21, while Townsend finished fourth (1:34.26), freshman Jean Basson finished sixth (1:34.59) and Ritter finished seventh (1:34.60).


In the 100 breast, Barnes finished seventh with a season best time of 53.10.



Day Two Qualifiers:

Albert Subirats ?- 200 MR, 100 fly, 100 back

Ivan Barnes ?- 200 MR, 100 breast

Nicolas Nilo ?- 200 MR, 200 free

Darian Townsend ?- 200 MR, 200 free

Jack Brown ?- 400 IM *

Jean Basson ?- 200 free

Adam Ritter ?- 200 free


*Indicates swimmer 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       45.68                  school


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