March 29, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Arizona State men's swimming and diving team saw another fantastic finish on the springboards Friday evening at the NCAA Championships as senior Harrison Jones came in at fifth place on the 3-meter and Alex Coci broke an ASU record for the second time this season. The Sun Devils currently sit at 16th overall through two days of competition.
Jones picked up All-American accolades with his top-eight performance, his second in two days of competition at the national championships. The transfer from USC now has four All-American honors throughout his collegiate career.
Junior Riley McCormick attained a ninth-place finish overall on the afternoon, which was first in the 3-meter consolation round. McCormick combined with Jones for 23 points on the day.
In the pool, junior Alex Coci rebroke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly that he had previously bested at the Pac-12 Championships. Coci swam a 46.78 for the Devils in the preliminary round and was only .29 seconds off of qualifying for the B-final, finishing 19th overall.
Freshman Thibaut Capitaine competed for Arizona State in the 100-yard breaststroke, coming in at 26th with a time of 53.89 seconds. The time was only .30 seconds away from the school record of 53.59, which Capitaine currently holds.
Arizona State wraps up the NCAA Championships and their 2012-13 season on Saturday with the final day of competition. Coci will swim the 200-yard butterfly, Capitaine the 200-yard breaststroke, and Jones will cap off his year by competing on the platform dives.