The men’s squad completed dual-meet action against USC this afternoon as well, posting their first loss of the season at McDonald's Swim Stadium.
“The women’s team is a very special group of athletes,” head coach Frank Busch said. “They are all business and they know how to get things done as a team. The men swam great as well. We had a lot of effort and everything the men did; they got fired up for it and performed well.”
Starting things off for the women’s team was junior Courtney Cashion, who won the 50 free with a time of 23.28 and junior Brandy Collins finished third in the race with a time of 23.74. The 200 medley relay team of freshmen Andrea Boritzke, Annie Chandler, sophomore Lara Jackson and junior Lacey Nymeyer won with a time of 1:43.08, tallying 11 points for the Wildcats, while freshman Joni Zimmerman posted a second-place finish in the 1000 free with a time of 10:02.67.
Arizona finished in the top-three positions of the 200 free as Nymeyer won the event (1:50.01), Cashion finished second (1:51.78) and sophomore Anna Turner finished third (1:52.73). In the 100 back, the Wildcats again placed in the top-three with freshman Caitlin Iversen finishing first, Boritzke second and sophomore Kathryn Thompson third.
Chandler finished second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.24, while freshmen Jenny Forster won the 200 fly (2:02.23) and Ana Agy finished second (2:03.52).
Cashion posted her second individual win in the 100 free (50.50), while Turner finished third (51.58). Iversen also tallied her second individual victory in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.27, as Thompson finished second and Boritzke finished third.
Junior Jacquelyn Craft won the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.19 and Nymeyer won the 500 free (4:52.58), while Agy finished first in the 100 fly (55.73). Forster claimed yet another victory in the 400 IM (4:19.37) as Iversen finished second (4:19.48).
On the diving side, senior Megan MacDonald finished fourth in the 1-meter event, while sophomore Allison Scaife finished fourth in the 3-meter respectively/.
The men won four of seven swimming events, beginning with sophomore Nicolas Nilo, who finished first in the 100 free with a time of 44.18. Junior Darian Townsend finished second in the event with a time of 44.58.
In the 200 back, freshman Joel Greenshields finished second (1:48.81) and classmate Bryan O’Connor finished third (1:49.41). Junior Ivan Barnes finished second in the 200 breast (2:01.56), while freshman Jean Basson finished second in the 500 free (4:28.08).
Junior Albert Subirats posted the second first-place finish for the Wildcats, as he won the 100 fly with a time of 47.21 and Townsend posted the third victory as he won the 200 IM (1:49.20).
For the final swimming event of the day, the 400 free relay team of Nilo, Subirats, Greenshields and freshman Jordan Smith finished first with a time of 2:56.90.
On the diving side, junior Matt Bisordi finished fifth in the 3-meter with 304.85 points.
The Arizona men’s and women’s teams will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 30 ?- Saturday, Dec. 2 when they travel to Austin, Texas to compete at the annual Texas Invitational. Preliminary action will begin at 10 a.m. (CST) each morning at the Lee and