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Arizona Qualifies 13 for Day Two Finals
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 09, 2007
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Minneapolis, Minn. - The No. 4 Arizona women’s swimming team completed day two of preliminary action this afternoon, qualifying a total of 13 athletes to compete in seven events during tonight’s finals competition that will begin at 7 p.m. (CST).


            The 200 medley relay team of freshman Andrea Boritzke, freshman Annie Chandler, sophomore Lara Jackson and sophomore Lindsey Kelly broke the school record with a time of 1:37.57, while posting the No. 1 seed for tonight’s finals.


            Senior Whitney Myers, who won the 200 IM title last night, finished sixth in the 400 IM prelims with a time of 4:10.70. Freshmen Jenny Forster and Caitlin Iversen will also return to compete in the consolation finals of the event, as Forster finished 15th (4:15.15) and Iversen finished 16th (4:15.20).


            In the 100 fly, freshman Ana Agy swam a personal best time of 52.83, placing sixth overall, while sophomore Hailey DeGolia qualified for the championship finals after winning a swim off heat against Michigan’s Margaret Kelly with a time of 51.96.


            Junior Lacey Nymeyer finished third in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.43 and freshman Leon?© Vorster finished 15th (1:46.89).


Three women qualified for finals in the 100 breast, as Chandler finished seventh over all (1:00.74) and sophomore Jessica Embick finished 12th (1:01.52) and junior Jacquelyn Craft finished 13th (1:01.54).


DeGolia posted another No. 1 seed for the Wildcats in the 100 back, finishing with a pool record-breaking time of 52.66. Agy finished fourth in the race with a time of 53.41 and Boritzke finished 15th overall (53.99).



Qualifiers for Friday Finals:

Lindsey Kelly: 200 medley relay

Lara Jackson: 200 medley relay

Annie Chandler: 200 medley relay, 100 breast

Andrea Boritzke: 200 medley relay, 100 back*

Whitney Myers: 400 IM

Jenny Forster: 400 IM*

Caitlin Iversen: 400 IM *

Ana Agy: 100 fly, 100 back

Hailey DeGolia: 100 fly, 100 back

Lacey Nymeyer: 200 free

Leon?© Vorster: 200 free *

Jacquelyn Craft: 100 breast*

Jessica Embick: 100 breast*



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



            Records Broken after Day 2 prelims (10 total/ 5 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    Boritzke, Chandler, Jackson, Kelly        1:37.57    School, UM Pool

100 back                  Hailey DeGolia                                       52.66       UM Pool

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