Nov. 17, 2011
LONG BEACH, Calif.--On the first day of competition at the 2011 Arena Invitational, the Sun Devils were already earning victories and setting NCAA B standard marks, Thursday, in Long Beach, Calif.
Less than a week after setting the new ASU school record in the 1000 free, junior Cassie Morrice once again swam at a record-setting pace. In the women's 500 free, Morrice swam the event in a time of 4:41.31 to earn an NCAA B standard qualifiying time and set a new program record at Arizona State.
Kuczynski also earned an NCAA B standard in the women's 200 IM, as she finished in fifth place with a time of 2:00.05. Senior Penelope Yamauchi finished eighth in the same event, recording a time of 2:02.17.
The ASU 200 free relay of Daniel Jurgs, Herbie Behm, Jesper Akesson and Ryan Dignan finished in fourth place in the event. The relay recorded a time of 1:22.45, just a second off the NCAA B standard time.
In the men's 50 free, Behm finished seventh overall in the event and recording a time of 20.48. Freshman Zac Dalby finished 19th in the men's 200 IM, swimming the event in a time of 1:52.24. In the men's 500 free, sophomore Hayden Thomas swam the distance event in a time of 4:32.77.
The second day of the Arena Invitational continues tomorrow from Long Beach, Calif.