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Two Sun Devils compete in foreign championships

December 14, 2007

Even though the Arizona State swimming and diving teams do not compete again until the New Year, two Sun Devil swimmers are busy representing their respective countries at foreign championships. All-American Gal Nevo, who is red-shirting for the Sun Devils this season, is currently competing at the European Short Course Championships representing his native country of Israel. Transfer Vinicius Waked is currently competing in the Brazilian Winter Nationals.

Nevo, who was last year's Pac-10 Champion in the 400 IM, swam 4:11.00 in the short meter course 400 IM at the European Championships to place ninth overall. When converted to short course yards using USA Swimming Conversion Table, Nevo's time becomes 3:45.68, which would be the second fastest time swam in the NCAA this season, putting him only behind teammate CJ Nuess. Nevo also swam the 200 IM, in which his time was converted to 1:47.00 in short course yards from 1:59.00 in short course meters. Nevo placed 12th in the 200 IM.

Waked placed seventh overall in the 100 free at the Brazilian Winter Nationals. His time of 50.76 in long course meters would be converted to 43.81 in short course yards. His time would be an NCAA consideration time.

Both competitions continue through the week.