Oct. 27, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State swimming program opened the 2012-13 season at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center with a high-scoring victory on the women's end and a dramatically close loss for the men's team.
The women, scoring 170-88 over Washington State and 179-80 over Grand Canyon University, celebrated a large margin of victory after switching to exhibition mode due to the score. The Devils claimed the first place in 12 of their 14 events, three of which belonged to Shannon Landgrebe, who won the top spot in all three of her freestyle swims. Junior Tristin Baxter notched two first-place finishes of her own in the 200-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle.
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Arizona State's women also swept the top three spots in two separate events. In the 200-yard freestyle, Landgrebe, Kallie Golden, and Jaclyn Chavez finished first, second and third respectively. Soon after, the Devils dominated the 200-yard butterfly, led by Baxter who was followed by Caroline Kuczynski and Lori Layne Kramer in second and third.
The men carried the lead over Grand Canyon through the final event, including two first-place finishes from Alexandru Coci and a one-two-three finish in the 1000-yard freestyle from Hayden Thomas, Alex Palumbo and Karl Boscacci. The `Lopes were able to rally in the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, and snagged the top spot by less than one second and five points as Arizona State fell 128-133.
ASU hits the road to California for their next match-up, two Pac-12 face-offs against UCLA and USC on Nov. 9 and 10 respectively.