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Andrew shatters own record in 50 free Pac-10 Championship prelims

February 28, 2008

The preliminary trials of day two of the Pac-10 Women's Swimming Championships brought about a new school record for the Sun Devils. Caitlin Andrew shattered her own school record in the women's 50 free, bringing her time down to 22.14 from 22.39. The senior All-American recorded the fastest preliminary time as well as an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Her time is also the fourth fastest 50 free recorded this season.

Jen Beckberger qualified for the "B" final with an NCAA consideration time of 22.85. Her time was the 11th fastest overall. Jess Perazzo and Lindsey Brown both qualified for the "C" final with Perazzo touching in at 23.11 and Brown at 23.22. Both times are under the NCAA "B" cut. Brown's time moves her to seventh on ASU's all-time list.

Shannon Garrett and Ellis Schieman both qualified for the "C" final of the 500 free. Garrett came in at 4:55.61 while Schieman clocked in a time of 4:55.94.

In the women's 200 IM, Ashley Evans made the "C" final. The sophomore clocked in an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 2:02.94.

The finals competition will begin tonight at 6:00 p.m. Along with the events swam in the preliminaries today, the women will also compete in the 200 free relay. The Sun Devils currently hold the nation's fastest time in the 200 free relay.

Fans who wish to follow the action live online can view live stats here.