Feb. 27, 2009
The Arizona State women's swimming and diving team set a new school record in day three of the Pac-10 Championships. In addition to the new record, the Sun Devils accumulated eight NCAA consideration times. The Sun Devils stand in seventh with 365 points.
The 400 medley relay team crushed the previous school record. Jamie Martinez, Jordyn Green, Ashton Aubry and Jen Beckberger combined to clock in an NCAA consideration time of 3:35.95. Their time topped the seven-year standing record held by Miranda Shald, Ágnes Kovács, Sarah Baham and Claire Hedenskog. Set in 2002, the previous record was 3:36.56.
Aubry clocked in a personal best of 52.11 in the 100 fly to strengthen her position as second on the ASU 100 fly top 10 list. Her time is an NCAA consideration time. Beckberger placed sixth overall with an NCAA "B" time of 1:46.51.
Martinez moved herself to second on ASU's all-time list in the 100 back after finishing in 54.08. Her time is an NCAA consideration time. Martinez placed 12th overall. Sasha Stephens also swam in the 100 back, finishing in an NCAA consideration time of 54.97.
Three divers made the finals of the women's 3-meter springboard. Brittany Jumer placed fourth scoring 305.55. Senior Erin Hobbs, who was runner-up on the 3-meter last season, posted 250.80. Newcomer Marissa Johnson finished eighth. Johnson scored 255.15 in the preliminaries. Two-time Pac-10 platform champion Micky Benedetti fell in quest to take his third title as he placed sixth with 309.20.
Green swam in the final of the 100 breast. The freshman placed eighth after setting a new career-best mark of 1:01.51 in the preliminaries. McDaniel moved up to fifth on ASU's all-time list in the 100 breast with a personal best 1:02.14. Senior Ilene Lesch also swam her fastest time coming in at 1:03.22. With that time, Lesch entered the top 10 list and now sits at ninth all-time.
The championships conclude tomorrow.