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20070315 Arizona Qualifies Nine for Day One Finals(1)
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Release: 03/15/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Minneapolis</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Minn.</st1:State> ? </B>The Arizona men&rsquo;s swim team completed the first day of preliminary action this afternoon at the 2007 NCAA Championships qualifying nine athletes to compete in tonight&rsquo;s finals competition that will begin at 7 p.m. (CST) at the University Aquatic Center.</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>Starting today&rsquo;s events was the 200 free relay team of sophomore Nicolas Nilo, junior Albert Subirats, junior Darian Townsend and freshman Jordan Smith, which finished third overall with a season best time of 1:16.91. </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">In the 500 free, freshman Jean Basson finished third with a personal best time of 4:15.17. Senior Adam Ritter posted a third place seed in the 200 IM for tonight&rsquo;s finals, winning his heat with a time of 1:44.40, while Townsend finished 10th overall with a personal best time of 1:45.40.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">In the 50 free, Stanford&rsquo;s Ben Wildman-Tobriner set a new American record, breaking the 19 second mark with a time of 18.98, posting a second-place seed overall for the Cardinal. Subirats finished eighth in the event with a time of 19.37.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in">The 400 medley relay team of freshman Jake Tapp, junior Ivan Barnes, Nilo and freshman Joel Greenshields wrapped up today&rsquo;s prelims by finishing fifth with a time of 3:10.06.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U>Day One Qualifiers:<o:p></o:p></U></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Nicolas Nilo ? 200 FR, 400 MR</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Albert Subirats ? 200 FR, 50 free</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Darian Townsend ? 200 FR, 200 IM*</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Jordan Smith ? 200 FR</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Jean Basson ? 500 free</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Adam Ritter ? 200 IM</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Ivan Barnes ? 400 MR</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Jake Tapp ? 400 MR</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>Joel Greenshields ? 400 MR</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center>*Indicates swimmer qualified for consolation finals (9<SUP>th</SUP>-16<SUP>th</SUP> place)</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><o:p> </o:p></P>
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