March 6, 2009
The Arizona State men's swimming team concluded day two of the Pac-10 Men's Swimming Championships. The team stands in sixth with 171.5 points, but the team has recorded several personal bests over the past three days.
"I have been very happy with how we are swimming," said 11th year head coach Mike Chasson. "We have been swimming really well this weekend and have had numerous personal best times."
Vinicius Waked swam his way to ASU's second-fastest 200 free time. The Brazilian clocked in the morning sessions second-fastest time to secure ASU's first spot in a championship final. In the final, Waked placed fourth overall with a 1:34.71, an NCAA consideration time and ASU's second-fastest all-time.
"Vinny did fantastic in the 200 free," said Chasson. "With his time, he seems to be a lock for the NCAA Championships so we are very pleased about that."
Sean Boyle also clocked in an NCAA consideration time in the 200 free by finishing in 1:36.62. Adrian Kirkpatrick and Xavier Mohammed both earned personal best times with 1:37.23 and 1:37.90. Kirkpatrick's time placed him at second in the bonus final.
In the 100 breast, Tony Cisneros clocked in a personal best 54.67. His time puts him at sixth on ASU's all-time list and is an NCAA consideration time. Alex Hier touched the wall at 49.02 in the preliminaries of the 100 fly to earn a season-best for him. In the 400 IM, Luke Herlehy earned a season-best time of 4:01.28. The Sun Devils were disqualified in the 400 medley relay.
"It was a disappointment being disqualified in the relay," said Chasson. "We feel we still have a good shot at making NCAAs in the 400 and 800 free relay. We will see how we do tomorrow."
The Pac-10 Championships conclude tomorrow.