Minneapolis , Minn. - The Arizona womenˇ?s swimming team completed the final day of preliminary action this afternoon, qualifying a total of 10 athletes to compete in six events during tonightˇ?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 nightˇ?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 Stanfordˇ?s Brooke Bishop and Tennesseeˇ?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 tonightˇ?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