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Swim and Dive Fall to Stanford
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 13, 2007
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TUCSON - The No.2 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team posted their first loss of the season this afternoon to top-ranked Stanford 143-94, dropping their record to 5-1 (3-1 Pac-10), while the  No. 5 men’s team was defeated by the second-ranked Cardinal 131-110, posting their second loss of the season and dropping their record to 4-2 (1-2 Pac-10).


            The women’s 400 medley relay ?'B’ team of freshman Caitlin Iversen, junior Jacquelyn Craft, freshman Ana Agy and junior Brandy Collins began the meet for the Wildcats, finishing second in the event with a time of 3:45.98.


            Junior Lacey Nymeyer completed a successful, yet exhausting meet after swimming the three longest distances in a dual meet. Nymeyer finished second in the 1000 free (10.03.75), followed by a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:48.36), while later finishing second in the 500 free (4:54.21).


            Sophomore Lara Jackson finished second in the 50 free with a time of 23.32 and classmate Anna Turner finished third (23.57), while senior Whitney Myers finished third in the 200 IM (2:02.27) and Iversen finished fourth (2:05.91).


            In the 200 fly, Agy finished third overall with a time of 2:02.86 and sophomore Taylor Baughman finished fourth in the 100 free with a time of 51.59, while Iversen finished second in the 200 back with a time of 2:01.77.


            Stanford’s Caroline Bruce posted an exhibition time in the 200 breast of 2:13.88 that was not counted in the meet, but good enough to take first place. However, Craft won the event with a time of 2:16.84, while freshman Annie Chandler finished second (2:18.44).


            The women’s 400 free relay team of Collins, sophomore Lindsey Kelly, Baughman and Jackson finished with a victory posting a time of 3:28.47.


            In the diving well, senior Megan MacDonald finished second in the 1-meter with 247.55 points and finished third in the 3-meter (254.20), while sophomore Allison Scaife finished fourth in the event with  246.55 points.


            On the men’s side, the 400 medley relay team of freshman Jake Tapp, junior Ivan Barnes, junior Albert Subirats and senior Adam Ritter won with a time of 3:15.20. Junior Matt Biel finished second in the 1000 free with a time of 9:24.97 and sophomore David Pursley finished third (9:31.79).


            Sophomore Nicolas Nilo won the 200 free with a time of 1:37.71, while Subirats posted another Arizona victory in the 50 free, finishing with a time of 20.42. Ritter also finished first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.09, while junior Darian Townsend finished third (1:49.63).


            Nilo tallied another individual win in the 100 free with a time of 43.96 and Ritter finished third (44.77), while Tapp finished second in the 200 back with a time of 1:50.32.


            Freshman Jean Basson finished second in the 500 free with a time of 4:32.54 and sophomore Josh Arreguin finished fourth in the 200 breast (2:05.01).


            The 400 free relay team of Subirats, Nilo, freshman Joel Greenshields and Townsend finished the meet by winning the event with a time of 2:57.87.


            Freshman diver Mike Guilfoil finished third in both springboard events, posting 280.95 points in the 1-meter and 264.85 in the 3-meter


            The wildcats will continue dual meet action tomorrow when they take on the No. 4 California Golden Bears (women only) at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center at 1 p.m. (MST).




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