March 4, 2013
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Keyed by strong individual efforts by Andrew Porter and Jeff Amlee, the Arizona swim team continued its impressive showing on day two of the Pac-12 Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center on Monday night.
After being disqualified in the 200 IM prelims this morning, freshman Andrew Porter bounced back this evening with a personal best time of 1:44.82 in a time trial. The performance was also a qualifying time for the NCAA Championships in the event.
Meanwhile, another strong performance of the night for the Wildcats came in the consolation final of the 50 free. Junior Jeff Amlee clocked in with a time of 19.98 to finish second. The time broke a personal record, shattering his previous fast time of 20.09, which he recorded at AT&T Winter Nationals back on November 29.
To close out the night, Arizona finished fourth in the 200 free relay as Amlee (20.04), Mitchell Friedemann (19.55), Giles Smith (19.48) and Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or (19.53) clocked in with a time of 1:18.60. USC (1:17.13) finished first followed by Cal (1:17.76) and Stanford (1:17.97).
The Wildcats currently sit in fourth place in the team standings with 141 points. Cal leads the way with 298.5 points followed by Stanford with 282 points and USC with 218. Utah (116.5), Arizona State (108), UC Santa Barbara (97) and Cal Poly (66) round out the team standings after two nights of competition.
Tuesday’s action will get underway at 11 a.m. (PT) with the prelims of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back. The finals will begin at 6 p.m. with those events in addition to the 400 medley relay.
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