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Women's swimming finishes strong at Arena Invitational

November 22, 2010


The Arizona State women's swimming finished strong on the final day of the Arena Invitational hosted by UC San Diego. The Sun Devils closed in on a third-place finish edging out San Diego State with a total score of 693.5. Stanford ran away with the meet with a first-place score of 1641.

Freshman Tristin Baxter had a strong showing on the third day taking second in the 1650 free finals with an NCAA B-Cut time of 16:14.39.  Baxter also recorded another NCAA B-Cut time of 1:59.16 in the 200 fly to finish in sixth.

The ASU `A' relay of Shannon Landgrebe, Cassie Morrice, Caroline Kuczynski and Katie Haron touched in third in the 400 free relay recording an NCAA B-Cut time of

Junior Rebecca Ejdervik, who helped set two meet records on Friday, finished in sixth place in the 200 breast finals with an NCAA B-Cut time of 2:14.79. Junior Jordyn Green finished the 200 breast in ninth place with an NCAA B-Cut time of 2:13.21 in the consolation round.

Freshman Kallie Golden finished 14th overall in the 200 back touching in at 2:00.50. Sophomore Shannon Landgrebe took the top spot in the consolation round of the 100 free, recording a time of 50.40 for ninth overall. Sophomore Caroline Kuczynski also lead the consolation round, recording an NCAA B-Cut time of 1:59.79.

On the men's side, the ASU men's `A' relay comprised of junior Jesper Akesson, senior Nolan Ruane, senior James Rigg, and sophomore Herbie Behn finished in ninth place in the men's 400 free relay. The quartet recorded a time of 3:05.32.

Freshman Hayden Thomas finished in 12th place in the 1650 free recording a time of 15:58.75. Freshman Ryan Glander and Akesson finished 14th and 16th, respectively, in the 200 back consolation round. Glander finished with a time of 1:51.87, while Akesson was one second off with a time of 1:52.88. Junior Yutaro Yamashita finished in 11th place in the 200 fly with a time of 151.40.

Overall, the men's team finished in eighth place for the meet with Stanford once again running away with the meet title. The Cardinal scored a dominant 1442.5 for first place.

Next up, the Sun Devil women host NAU on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.