Swimming and Diving to Host Washington, Purdue and Oregon State Saturday

Jan. 3, 2008

The Arizona State swimming and diving teams will host Washington's men and women's teams as well as Purdue and Oregon State's women's teams in the first meet of 2008 on Saturday January 8th. The action will begin at 1 p.m.

Fastest in the Nation:
With their NCAA automatic qualifying times and ASU record-setting marks, CJ Nuess and the women's 200 free relay team of Caitlin Andrew, Jen Beckberger, Jess Perazzo and Lindsey Brown currently hold the nation's top collegiate times this season. CJ Nuess won the 400 IM at the Texas Invite with a time of 3:44.51. The women's 200 free relay upset last year's NCAA Champions, Arizona, to win the event with the nation's fastest time of 1:29.87.

Rewriting the Record Books:
This season, the Sun Devils have completely altered ASU's all-time lists. Four school records have been broken. The relay team of Andrew, Beckberger, Perazzo and Brown set two new school records in the 200 free relay (1:29.87) and 400 free relay (3:15.96). After clocking in a time of 1:56.77, Andrew also set a new standard for ASU in the 200 back. Andrew also currently holds ASU's records in the 50 free (22.39), 100 free (48.50), 100 back (53.68) and 100 fly (52.02). Nuess broke the 400 IM record. The new bar is now set at 3:44.51.
Changes in the Record Books:
Women: Caitlin Andrew (first in 200 back, 1:56.77), Ashton Aubry (third in 100 fly, 53.42; third in 200 fly, 1:59.96), Jen Beckberger (second in 50 free, 22.64; third in 100 free, 49.25; third in 200 free; 1:47.58), Lindsey Brown (10th in 50 free, 23.34; eighth in 100 free, 50.38), Ashley Evans (fourth in 200 IM, 2:00.95), Jamie Martinez (eighth in 100 back, 56.25; 10th in 100 fly, 55.57), Jess Perazzo (fourth in 50 free, 22.74; second in 100 free, 49.01)
Men: Ante Cvitkovic (seventh in 100 back, 48.69; fifth in 200 back, 1:46.09), Sean Boyle (ninth in 100 fly, 48.21; sixth in 200 fly, 1:47.32) John Dwelley (sixth in 100 fly, 47.97) CJ Nuess (seventh in 500 free, 4:20.81; third in 1650 free, 15:01.63; second in 200 breast, 1:58.93; eighth in 200 fly, 1:47.79; fourth in 200 IM, 1:47.63; first in 400 IM, 3:44.51)
Women's Relay Teams: 200 Free Relay (Andrew, Beckberger, Brown, Perazzo), first, 1:29.87; 400 free relay (Andrew, Beckberger, Brown, Perazzo), first, 3:15.96; 200 medley (Beckberger, Sara McDaniel, Andrew, Perazzo) fifth, 1:41.06

Benedetti Wins Again:
ASU junior All-American Micky Benedetti defended his one-meter title at the Ohio State Invitational. Benedetti earned a score of 374.80 to place first for the second consecutive year. He also finished third in the three-meter with a score of 387.70.

Benedetti Earns Third Pac-10 Diver of the Month Honor:
Benedetti was named December's Pac-10 Male Diver of the Month after winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives in dual meets against Utah on Nov. 9 and USC on Nov. 10. Not only did Benedetti place first in his dives, but he also submitted NCAA qualifying dives in every event in the month of November. Against the Trojans, Benedetti improved his season-best scores with 390.00 in the 1-meter and 434.55 in the 3-meter. This is Benedetti's third monthly honor and the sixth time coach Mark Bradshaw has had a diver named Male Pac-10 Diver of the Month.

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