Another ASU Relay Record Falls At NCAAs

March 16, 2001

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. -- One day after setting a school record in the 400-yard medley relay, Arizona State notched a school best in the 200y medley relay during the second day of the women's NCAA Swimming Championships at Nassau County Aquatic Center, Friday.

First, in the preliminaries, ASU snapped a 2000 mark of 1:42.64 with a 1:42.58 effort that placed them in the consolation final. There, the Sun Devil team of freshman Miranda Shald, junior Riley Mants, junior Sarah Baham and sophomore Claire Hedenskog swam to a 12h-place finish in 1:42.47.

Baham also appeared in the consolation final of the 100y butterfly Friday, where her time of 54.18 finished 10th. In the championship final, California's Natalie Coughlin won the event with an NCAA record time of 51.18.

At the end of the second day, ASU sits in 19th-place among a field of 44 teams with 39 points. In first-place is Auburn with 265 points, while Georgia (261) and Stanford (254.5) sit in second and third, respectively.

Mants and Shald also saw individual action during the preliminaries. In the 100y breast, Mants swam 1:03.87, but finished more than ten spots out of the consolation final at 27th. Shald, meanwhile, finished 27th in the preliminaries of the 100y back with an effort of 56.01.

Competition concludes Saturday with seven event finals, including the 100y freestyle (featuring Claire Hedenskog), 200y breaststroke (featuring Riley Mants) and 200y butterfly (featuring Sarah Baham).

For complete results, go to www.ncaa.org

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