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20070218 Wildcats Defend Pac-10 Title
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Release: 02/18/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place><st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Long Beach</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> </B><st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Calif.</B></st1:State></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> ? </B>The No. 4 Arizona women&rsquo;s swimming and diving team defended its Pac-10 title Saturday, climbing seven spots from the first day of competition to win the meet with 1481.5 points and two individual victories. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>This is the third Pac-10 Championship victory for the women in school history, as they won in 2000, 2006 and 2007.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>&ldquo;It took us all the way to the last day of competition, but we took the lead,&rdquo; head swimming coach Frank Busch said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very happy for the girls and proud of their hard work. It was a tough four days, but they were so determined and that is what really made the difference in this meet.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Beginning tonight&rsquo;s action was freshman Joni Zimmerman, who finished ninth in the 1650 free with a time of 16:33.72. Freshman Caitlin Iversen finished fourth in the 200 back (1:57.32), while classmate Andrea Boritzke finished fifth (1:57.68) and sophomore Kathryn Thompson finished 12<SUP>th</SUP> (1:58.76).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Arizona dominated the 100 free, as junior Lacey Nymeyer finished second with<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>a time of 48.40, sophomore Lindsey Kelly finished fifth (49.64) and sophomore Anna Turner finished eighth (50.09). Sophomore Taylor Baughman finished ninth (49.42) in the consolation finals of the event, while sophomore Lara Jackson finished 10<SUP>th</SUP> (50.13) and freshman Leon?? Vorster finished 11<SUP>th</SUP> (50.13).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>In the 200 breast, junior Jacquelyn Craft finished third with a time of 2:11.72, as freshman Annie Chandler came in fifth (2:13.02) and sophomore Jessica Embick finished sixth (2:14.95).</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Senior Whitney Myers finished sixth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.55, while freshman Jenny Forster finished seventh (1:59.13), freshman Ana Agy finished eighth (1:59.92) and senior Emily Strouse finished 10<SUP>th</SUP> (2:01.16). </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The 400 free relay team comprised of Nymeyer, Baughman, Kelly and Myers ended the meet by finishing second with a time of 3:16.49.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black">The men&rsquo;s swim team will compete at the conference championships on Feb. 21-24 in </SPAN><st1:place><st1:City><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Seattle</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="COLOR: black">, </SPAN><st1:State><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Wash.</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> at the </SPAN><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Weyerhauser King</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN style="COLOR: black">County</SPAN></st1:PlaceType><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> </SPAN><st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Aquatic</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> </SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Center</SPAN></st1:PlaceType></st1:place><SPAN style="COLOR: black">. Preliminary action will begin at </SPAN><st1:time Minute="0" Hour="11"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">11 a.m.</SPAN></st1:time><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> (PST) with finals will starting at </SPAN><st1:time Minute="0" Hour="18"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">6 p.m.</SPAN></st1:time><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> each day.</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 104<o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">1. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></B><st1:State><st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1481.5<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">2. Stanford<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1410<o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">3. <st1:State><st1:place>California</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1355<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">4. UCLA<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1024.5<o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">5. USC<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>826<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">6. <st1:State><st1:place>Arizona</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>State<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>544<o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">7. <st1:State><st1:place>Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>471<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">8. <st1:State><st1:place>Washington</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>411<o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 2.0in">9. <st1:State><st1:place>Washington</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>378<o:p></o:p></P>
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