Dec. 8, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. -
Arizona men’s swimming earned a unanimous No. 1 ranking in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll, released on Thursday.
The team jumped from No. 3 to No.1 in a matter of weeks after an impressive showing at the Texas Invite last weekend. Four swimmers posted the top times in the country in five individual events, including senior Cory Chitwood (Union, Ky.), who recorded the fastest time in two individual events. The Wildcats had 17 times in the top 10 in 11 events.
In the 200 breast, four Arizona swimmers occupy the top-five fastest times in the country, four occupy spots in the top 10 in the 200 back and three have spots in the top 10 in the 200 IM.
Arizona women’s swimming also jumped from No. 8 to No. 5 in the polls after posting eight top times in eight individual events in Texas.
Both teams have also proven deserving of their high rankings in relay competition, as the women hold the fastest time in the country in the 400 free and medley relays and second-fastest in the 200 free and medley relays and the men hold the fastest time in the country in the 200 medley and 400 free, second-fastest in the 200 free and third-fastest in the 400 free.
“Granted it’s not March, but it’s nice to see the team be appreciated for their performance at Texas,” Arizona head coach Eric Hansen said. “It’s something that we will build on. We’ve talked about it and we know we’re on the right track to do what we want to do in March.”
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