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Women?s Swim Qualify Eight for Day One Finals at NCAA Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 17, 2005
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West Lafayette, Ind. ?- The No. 6 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team completed the first day of preliminary action at the 2005 NCAA Championships Thursday afternoon, qualifying eight swimmers to compete in all five events at tonight’s finals competition.


            The Wildcats posted seven parsonal best times during preliminary action, beginning with the 200-yard free relay composed of junior Jenna Gresdal, senior Jessica Hayes, freshman Courtney Cashion and freshman Lacey Nymeyer who placed third overall with a season best time of 1:29.80. Senior Emily Mason made the championship finals of the 500-yard freestyle finishing third overall with a time of 4:40.50.


            Sophomore Whitney Myers finished first in her heat of the 200-yard individual medley with a personal best time of 1:57.87, which put her in third place overall. Gresdal also made the championship finals of the 50-yard freestyle, finishing sixth overall with a personal best time of 22.46. For the final event, the 400-yard medley relay composed of junior Marshi Smith, Myers, junior Erin Sieper and Hayes finished fourth overall with a season best time of 3:37.82.


Arizona Day 1 Preliminary Results


                                                                           Place                        Time                        Finals

200-yard free relay

Gresdal/ Hayes/ Cashion/ Nymeyer                        3rd                        1:29.80 !                        Championship


500-yard freestyle

Emily Mason                                                            3rd                        4:40.53                        Championship


200-yard individual medley

Whitney Myers                                                        3rd                        1:57.87 !                        Championship

Emily Strouse                                                           28th                        2:01.84 !


50-yard freestyle

Jenna Gresdal                                                          6th                         22.46 !                          Championship

Marshi Smith                                                          11th                        22.71 !                          Consolation

Lacey Nymeyer                                                     16th                        22.82 !                          Consolation


400-yard medley relay

 Smith/ Myers/Sieper/ Hayes                                  4th                        3:37.82 !                        Championship


! ?- Indicates a new personal best time

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