Cal Too Much For Sun Devil Swimming And Diving

Jan. 20, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. (www.thesundevils.com) -- Sun Devil swimming and diving competed well, but could not keep up with the highly-ranked (men No. 2, women No. 6) Golden Bears in the Pac-10 duel meet held inBerkeley, Calif. Friday. Arizona State University men's swimming fellto Cal 159-78 and the women were defeated 167-90.

On the women's side, sophomore Sarah Fischer (Boulder, Colo.) andsenior Kathryn Hennessy (Kansas City, Mo.) finished first and secondin the 1,000-yard freestyle respectively. Sophomore Caitlin Andrew(San Antonio, Texas) put forth another solid performance by winningthe 100-yard butterfly and finishing second in the 100-yard freestyleand 100-yard backstroke. Freshman diver Erin Hobbs (Calgary, Alberta)recorded season-high scores in winning both the one-meter (280.65)and three-meter diving (281.84) events.

For the men, sophomore Lucas Azevedo (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) touchedthe wall in 9:09.59 in the 1,000-yard freestyle to move up to sixthplace on ASU's top times list in school history. Azevedo alsofinished second in the 500-yard freestyle for the Sun Devils.Sophomore C.J. Nuess (Medical Lake, Wash.) finished in second placein the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM for ASU. Alsorecording second-place finishes for the Sun Devils were senior DavidKolozar (Budapest, Hungary) and junior Leo Martins (Garanhuns-PE,Brazil) in the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard breaststrokerespectively. Senior diver Brant Bingham (Mesa, Ariz) recorded apersonal-best 369.52 to win the three-meter diving event. It marksthe first time this season senior Joona Puhakka (Helsinki, Finland)has not won the one-meter and three-meter diving events at a duelmeet.

The Sun Devils will travel to Stanford tomorrow and competition willbegin at 1 p.m. MST.

-- Arizona State Swimming & Diving --

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