Nov. 16, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - The eighth ranked Arizona men defeated the fourth ranked USC men by one point this afternoon, 122-121. The meet came down to the last event as Arizona edged past USC to claim second place in the 400y free relay (3:00.50) and to win the meet. The No. 5 Wildcat women upset the No. 3 Trojan women with a final score of 140-104. The event took place at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on the University of Arizona campus.
For the second meet in a row Arizona diver Omar Ojeda won both the one-meter and the three-meter events. Ojeda scored 360.97 points on the one-meter and 369.75 points on the three-meter. Fellow senior Ruben Vaca took second place on both events, scoring 329.57 on the one-meter and 347.70 on the three-meter.
In his first meet of the 2001-02 season senior All-American Roland Schoeman won the 50y free with a NCAA consideration time of 20.09. Also making a NCAA consideration time was the second place 400y free relay team made up of sophomore Eric la Fleur, Schoeman, freshman Max Leassner and sophomore Tyler Johnson (3:00.50).
On the women's side of the event senior All-American Sarah Tolar made two NCAA consideration times in the 200y free (1:47.86) and the 100y free (50.37). The Cats took the one, two finish in three events this afternoon. The 200y free with Tolar and freshman Jessica Hayes (1:49.40), the 50y free with senior Jenny Vanker (23.74) and senior transfer Lindsey Highstrom (24.24) and the 400y free relay. The first place relay team consisted of Hayes, Vanker, Highstrom and freshman Artemis Daphnis (3:27.20), while the second place relay team was made up of senior Amy Bouta, junior Annie Joseph and seniors Jamie Krohn and Katie Zimbone (3:35.22).
The Arizona mens team will race tomorrow morning beginning at 11 a.m. against the California All-Stars. The women's competition will begin at 1 p.m. and they will be competing against the California All-Stars and the UCLA Bruins. Both events will take place at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.