Feb. 12, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz.—The Arizona State men’s and women’s swimming and dive programs fell to instate rival Arizona, Saturday in Tucson, with the women finishing 123-177 and the men scoring 126 to Arizona’s 166.
Freshman Tristin Baxter took home the first victory for the Sun Devils, finishing the 1000 yard free in 9:53.45, a whole 10 seconds ahead of second-place Lindsay Seemann of Arizona. On the men’s side, freshman Hayden Thomas took home first place in the same event for ASU, touching in at 9:25.73.
Shannon Landgrebe finished in first place in the 200 free for ASU with a time of 1:48.17, while Pac-10 Champion Rebecca Ejdervik touched in first in the 100 breast, where the junior is ranked sixth in the nation.
Men’s diving shone for Arizona State, with Riley McCormick, Constantin Blaha and Cameron Bradshaw finished 1, 2, 3 in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. McCormick took home first place in both events, a week after the sophomore took home the silver medal in the Canadian Winter Nationals in the 3-meter platform dive.
The dual in Arizona marks the final regular season event for the swim and dive teams. Next up the women’s and men’s teams travels to Federal Way, Wash. to compete in the Pac-10 Championships, Feb. 23-26. The Pac-10 Championships will serve as the Territorial Cup match-up for Arizona State and Arizona. The team with the highest finish will take the points.