Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcats Splash into 2007 with Victories over OSU and NAU
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 05, 2007
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TUCSON ?- The No. 2 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team began the second half of the 2006-07 season Friday morning with a double victory over Oregon State and Northern Arizona, maintaining a perfect record of 5-0 (3-0 Pac-10).


            The Wildcats downed OSU, 189-97, and defeated NAU, 184-105, while the Beavers beat the Lumberjacks, 171-123.


            Beginning the action for Arizona was the 200 medley relay team of sophomore Hailey DeGolia, freshman Annie Chandler, sophomore Lara Jackson and sophomore Lindsey Kelly, which won the race with a time of 1:45.77.


            In the 1000 free, junior Lacey Nymeyer finished first with a time of 10:13.60, while freshman Joni Zimmerman finished second (10:16.58). Freshman Andrea Boritzke won the 200 free with a time of 1:53.11.


            Five Wildcat women dominated the 100 back, as freshman Ana Agy finished first (57.11), senior Whitney Myers finished second (57.51), sophomore Kathryn Thompson finished third (58.53), sophomore Justine Schluntz was fourth (58.68) and DeGolia was fifth (1:00.24).


            Chandler won the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.63 and junior Jacquelyn Craft finished second with a time of 1:04.94. In the 200 free, freshman Jenny Forster finished second with a time of 2:07.60, while senior Emily Strouse finished third (2:09.09).


            Nymeyer posted back-to-back wins in both the 50 (23.46) and 100 (52.18) free, tallying a total of three individual victories for the meet. Jackson finished second in the 50 free (23.96), while Agy finished third (24.26). Also, in the 100 free, sophomore Lindsey Kelly finished third with a time of 53.45.


            Arizona took the top-five spots in the 200 back, as Myers finished first (2:02.93), Thompson finished second (2:03.12), Boritzke was third (2:05.39), Schluntz was fourth and Beaudreau was fifth. In the 200 breast, Craft finished first with a time of 2:20.22.


            Freshman Caitlin Iversen finished first in the 500 free with a time of 5.02.54, while Zimmerman finished second (5:05.44).In the 100 fly and the 200 IM, both Agy and Myers swam exhibition times that were good enough to win their respective races, but did not factor in the scoring. The 400 free relay team of Agy, Turner, Thompson and Nymeyer posted an exhibition time of 3:31.03, which was also good enough to finish first.


            In the diving well, senior Megan MacDonald finished second in the 3-meter event with 350.00 points, while sophomore Allison Scaife finished third (287.30) and senior Holly Kast finished fourth (283.70). MacDonald finished third in the 1-meter event with 259.20 points, as Kast finished fourth and Scaife finished fifth.


            The women will be back in action when they take on Stanford and California on Jan. 12 and 13 at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Competition against the Cardinal will begin at 2 p.m. (MST) on Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday against the Golden Bears.

Margo Geer P12 WOTY