Feb. 28, 2008
Day two of the women's swimming Pac-10 Championships concluded with the Sun Devils breaking two school records in the 200 free relay and 50 free. The Sun Devils also added two more times to their all-time list in the 200 back and 500 free.
The Arizona State 200 free relay team of Caitlin Andrew, Jen Beckberger, Lindsey Brown and Jess Perazzo broke ASU's school record they set earlier this season. The Sun Devils clocked in a time of 1:29.73 to place third and set the school's new standard. The Sun Devils previously held the nation's fastest time with a time of 1:29.87.
Caitlin Andrew did it again. The senior All-American broke her school record set just hours before in the 50 free. Andrew clocked in a time of 22.07 to finish runner-up in the championship final. The senior was .03 of a second off of the leader and .02 seconds from the Pac-10 record. Andrew bettered her time from the preliminary round by .07 seconds.
Beckberger placed sixth in "A" consolation final of the 50 free. The junior clocked in a time of 22.90, good enough for an NCAA "B" qualifying time. Perazzo finished sixth in the "B" consolation final with a time 23.36 and Brown finished the "B" consolation final in 23.36.
Ashley Evans finished second in the "B" consolation final of the 200 IM. Evans clocked in an NCAA consideration time of 2:01.51 to place 18th overall. Lindsey Russenberger also swam in the "B" consolation final. The senior placed fifth in the "B" consolation final.
Ellis Schieman won the "B" consolation of the 500 free. Clocking in a career-best 4:48.99, the senior finished under the NCAA "B" cut and is now 10th on ASU's all-time list. Shannon Garrett also competed in the 500 free. She swam a career-best 4:55.42.
Earlier in the day, sophomore Jamie Martinez competed in a time trial in the 200 back. The San Jose, Calif., native clocked in an NCAA "B" cut of 1:59.04. The time was not only a career-best for Martinez but also puts her at fourth on ASU's all-time list.
With the addition of the diving scores, the Sun Devils moved from seventh place yesterday to sixth place with a score of 256.5. Tomorrow's events include the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 400 medley relay. If you would like to follow the competition online, live stats are available at www.collegeswimming.com/week3#Pac10.