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Men's Swimming & Diving In 14th At NCAA Championships
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 03/25/2004
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March 25, 2004

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - The Arizona State men's swimming and diving team opened up the 2004 NCAA Championships Thursday night and were led by Joona Puhakka who placed third on the 1m springboard. Puhakka recorded a final round total of 373.40 after scoring an opening round total of 370.30. The team stands in 14th place with 22 points after day one.

Senior Nick Brunelli placed 11th in the 50m freestyle with a time of 22.10, less than a tenth of a second from winning the consolation final. Brunelli was four-hundredths of a second shy of making the championship final with a time of 21.98 in the morning preliminaries.

An amazingly fast first night of competition featured three world records (200 IM, George Bovell, Auburn, 1:53.93; 50 freestyle, Fred Bousquet, Auburn, 21.10; 400 medley relay, Texas, 3:25.38). Competition continues tomorrow and Saturday at the Championships.

Team Standings After Day 1:
1	Auburn	211
2	Stanford	113
3	Arizona 	110
3	Texas		110
5	Florida		77
14	Arizona State	22
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