Dec. 1, 2006
AUSTIN, Texas -
Leading the way for the Sun Devils was junior CJ Nuess, who took first place in the preliminary round of the 400 IM, recording an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 3:50.88, the top time in that event by a Sun Devil this season.
Sophomore Sean Boyle earned a `B' qualifying time as well, finishing the 200 free in 1:37.83, a new personal best for Boyle and the fastest 200 free time by a Sun Devil this season. Junior Lucas Azevedo followed shortly behind Boyle, achieving a national consideration time in 200 free.
Freshman Ante Cvitkovic was ASU's top backstroke swimmer in the preliminaries, recording a national consideration time in the 100 back.
For the women, junior Caitlin Andrew followed her impressive first day with a solid second, earning an NCAA `B' cut time in the 100 back, touching in 54.79.
Freshman Sara McDaniel added to the contributions during the preliminary round, recording a `B' standard time, setting a personal record with a finish of 1:02.87 in the 100 breast.
ASU also received national consideration efforts by sophomore Jen Beckberger in the 200 free and senior
Friday's finals round will begin at 6 p.m. CST, and action will then continue with Saturday's preliminary rounds at 10 a.m. CST and the Texas Invitational will conclude with Saturday's finals round, starting at 6 p.m. CST.