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Arizona Returns 10 Swimmers for Finals Competition
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 10, 2007
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Minneapolis, Minn. - The Arizona women’s swimming team completed the final day of preliminary action this afternoon, qualifying a total of 10 athletes to compete in six events during tonight’s finals competition that will begin at 7 p.m. (CST).


                Freshman Caitlin Iversen was the first Wildcat to qualify for the 200 back championship finals, finishing fourth overall with a time of 1:55.07 and lassmate Andrea Boritzke qualified for the consolation finals of the event, finishing 12th (1:56.50).


                Senior Lacey Nymeyer, who took the 200 free crown in last night’s competition, posted a first place seed in the 100 free with a school record breaking time of 47.50. Sophomore Anna Turner was part of a three-way tie between Stanford’s Brooke Bishop and Tennessee’s Christine Magnuson for 10th place with a time of 49.06.


                In the 200 breast, junior Jacquelyn Craft finished fifth overall with a personal best time of 2:11.35, while freshman Annie Chandler finished 10th with a time of 2:12.50.


                Senior Whitney Myers finished with a fifth-place seed for tonight’s 200 fly finals with a time of 1:56.16.


                In the final event of the day, the 400 free relay team of sophomore Lindsey Kelly, sophomore Taylor Baughman, sophomore Lara Jackson and junior Lacey Nymeyer finished fourth overall with a time of 3:16.63.


Qualifiers for Saturday Finals:

Caitlin Iversen: 200 back

Andrea Boritzke: 200 back *

Lacey Nymeyer: 100 free, 400 free relay

Anna Turner: 100 free*

Jacquelyn Craft: 200 breast

Annie Chandler: 200 breast*

Whitney Myers: 200 fly

Lindsey Kelly: 400 free relay

Lara Jackson: 400 free relay

Taylor Baughman: 400 free relay


* - indicates swimmer is a consolation finals qualifier (9th-16th place)



                Records Broken after Day 2 (16 total/ 7 events)


200 free relay         Jackson, Nymeyer, Turner, Kelly          1:27.23        American, NCAA, U.S. Open, UM Pool, School

50 free                    Jackson                                                      21.73           School

200 IM                    Myers                                                        1:54.89        UM Pool       

400 medley relay   DeGolia, Chandler, Myers, Nymeyer    3:30.89        School

200 medley relay   DeGolia, Chandler, Jackson, Kelly        1:36.09        American, NCAA, U.S. Open, School, UM Pool

200 free                  Nymeyer                                                    1:43.49        School

100 free                  Nymeyer                                                    47.50           School, UM Pool

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