March 7, 2009
The Arizona State men's swimming team finished sixth at the Pac-10 Men's Swimming Championships. The team scored 238.5 points over the past four days.
"This was a good meet for us. We swam, nearly, all personal best times," said eleventh year head coach Michael Chasson. "We have the smallest team here by about seven or eight guys but we swam very well."
The 200 back proved to be one of the most exciting races for the Sun Devils. Freshman Xavier Mohammed checked in at fourth all-time in the event. Mohammed, who was recently cleared to join the team this week, finished in 1:44.32. Both times were NCAA consideration marks. Junior Max Laney surpassed assistant coach Simon Percy in the ASU record book to move to sixth all-time. Laney clocked in at 1:44.85 in the preliminaries to move up in the records.
Sean Boyle earned an NCAA consideration time in the 200 fly. Boyle placed second in the consolation final after touching in at 1:45.14. Alex Hier clocked in a personal best 1:49.46 as did Yutaro Yamashita at 1:49.48.
The Sun Devils await to find out who qualifies for the NCAA Championships.